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 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Joec, the DVD of Tom Sawyer doesn't have the overture and exit music of the laser disc. I believe it's also P&S unlike the wide screen laser disc.

A note about The Guns Of Navarone. The DVD has the intermission/entracte sequence as part of their "special features" but, unlike the West Side Story DVD there's no way to interpolate it into the film proper so I haven't included it on my master list.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)


And mentioning DT, I also had Giant, but I am not sure why. I swear I saw it when I was younger (like in the early 80s) w an intermission. My Giant DVD definitely doesn't have an intermission. That's alot of movie w no intermission.


"GIANT" most definitely did have an Intermission, with Entracte & Exit Music, but no Overture.

The Intermission came right after the fight on the porch, after Jett has struck oil.

Uncle Bawley says: "Bick, you shoulda shot that fella a long time ago. Now he's too rich to kill.".

...which is exactly where Side A of the current 2 disc set ends.

As we have to turn the disc over anyway for part two, why didn't they include the Intermission frame, and the Entracte at the start of Side B ?? Go figure !

The exit music is included though.

"The Guns of Navarone" always had an Intermission and Entracte in the UK, and this option is on the current Blu-Ray edition. I haven't watched it yet, so I don't know if the Entracte is included too.....Anyone ???

The music used appears as the "Yassu" track on the album.




 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

Joec, the DVD of Tom Sawyer doesn't have the overture and exit music of the laser disc. I believe it's also P&S unlike the wide screen laser disc.

A note about The Guns Of Navarone. The DVD has the intermission/entracte sequence as part of their "special features" but, unlike the West Side Story DVD there's no way to interpolate it into the film proper so I haven't included it on my master list.


As noted above...The Guns of Navarone blu ray gives one the option of including the intermission and entr'acte music. Another film which had an intermission and entr'acte is Kelly's Heroes but I'm not sure it it's included on the dvd.

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   razorback64   (Member)

Paul, thanks for the corrections on Ben-Hur, Spartacus and Fall Of The Roman Empire which I've made.

I did know that the entracte following the intermission has been eliminated from Anne Frank which is why I just have "overture, intermission, exit music".

Re: Judgment At Nuremburg, yes the intermission and entracte are eliminated from the DVD version. Similarly Star! had an intermission/entracte which isn't duplicated on the DVD transfer (though I believe the laser disc included it).

Frank, thanks for the info on Star Trek. I don't have the DVD (not a fan of the film) but I don't recall an overture when I saw it in theaters. Love the Goldsmith score though (who doesn't?).


In Australia the Overture of Star Trek was played while the curtains were still closed and the lights were still up. I didn't know it was an Overture until the DVD came out. I thought they were just playing 'Ilia's Theme' as background music before the movie started.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

I have a VHS tape of THE SIGN OF THE CROSS (1932) which has intermission music. I presume it's also on the DVD.

THE BIG TRAIL (1930) has exit music.

One of the earlier Fox Charlie Chan films also has exit music, but I forget which one.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

I just wanted to point out that KING KONG

Jim - I've been repeating this info for years. Warners using that damned fauxverture put it in cement!! Hell, I make up fauxvertures for almost every Chelsea Rialto screening!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

I believe FRANKENSTEIN (1931) also qualifies as having exit music. The music actually starts over the end title and cast list, but continues on well after the picture has faded out. (Please note that some video editions did a freeze frame on the cast list to keep it on screen until the music finished. On the new Blu-ray, that freeze frame is not used, and the film has been restored to its original format of music over a blank screen.)

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

I have a VHS tape of THE SIGN OF THE CROSS (1932) which has intermission music. I presume it's also on the DVD.

THE BIG TRAIL (1930) has exit music.

One of the earlier Fox Charlie Chan films also has exit music, but I forget which one.


EXIT or WALKOUT music appears to be quite common amoung early sound films, even those with short run times.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

Joec, the DVD of Tom Sawyer doesn't have the overture and exit music of the laser disc. I believe it's also P&S unlike the wide screen laser disc.

A note about The Guns Of Navarone. The DVD has the intermission/entracte sequence as part of their "special features" but, unlike the West Side Story DVD there's no way to interpolate it into the film proper so I haven't included it on my master list.


As noted above...The Guns of Navarone blu ray gives one the option of including the intermission and entr'acte music. Another film which had an intermission and entr'acte is Kelly's Heroes but I'm not sure it it's included on the dvd.


The KELLY'S HEROS laser does include the intermission, not sure of the DVD.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

And mentioning DT, I also had Giant, but I am not sure why. I swear I saw it when I was younger (like in the early 80s) w an intermission. My Giant DVD definitely doesn't have an intermission. That's alot of movie w no intermission.


"GIANT" most definitely did have an Intermission, with Entracte & Exit Music, but no Overture.

The Intermission came right after the fight on the porch, after Jett has struck oil.

Uncle Bawley says: "Bick, you shoulda shot that fella a long time ago. Now he's too rich to kill.".

...which is exactly where Side A of the current 2 disc set ends.

As we have to turn the disc over anyway for part two, why didn't they include the Intermission frame, and the Entracte at the start of Side B ?? Go figure !

The exit music is included though.

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Very frustrating that the current GIANT DVD, or laser, does not include the intermission card and music. I saw a 1980's GIANT re-release and the intermission card appeared after the wedding. There was no music and it appeared ill-placed.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

I believe FRANKENSTEIN (1931) also qualifies as having exit music. The music actually starts over the end title and cast list, but continues on well after the picture has faded out. (Please note that some video editions did a freeze frame on the cast list to keep it on screen until the music finished. On the new Blu-ray, that freeze frame is not used, and the film has been restored to its original format of music over a blank screen.)

Yes, a lot of films of that period used extended end title music. Some that survive include a couple of the Charlie Chan pictures, MAMMY, etc.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Paul, thanks for the corrections on Ben-Hur, Spartacus and Fall Of The Roman Empire which I've made.

I did know that the entracte following the intermission has been eliminated from Anne Frank which is why I just have "overture, intermission, exit music".

Re: Judgment At Nuremburg, yes the intermission and entracte are eliminated from the DVD version. Similarly Star! had an intermission/entracte which isn't duplicated on the DVD transfer (though I believe the laser disc included it).

Frank, thanks for the info on Star Trek. I don't have the DVD (not a fan of the film) but I don't recall an overture when I saw it in theaters. Love the Goldsmith score though (who doesn't?).


In Australia the Overture of Star Trek was played while the curtains were still closed and the lights were still up. I didn't know it was an Overture until the DVD came out. I thought they were just playing 'Ilia's Theme' as background music before the movie started.



I seem to remember seeing the original STAR TREK in its premier engagement at the Paramount Theatre in New York, where it had the overture play while the curtains were still closed. I was later surprised to find it at a later place on the lp; it's a lovely piece of music.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

All three THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT films have overtures.

The first THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT has an overture, entracte and exit music.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I seem to remember seeing the original STAR TREK in its premier engagement at the Paramount Theatre in New York, where it had the overture play while the curtains were still closed. I was later surprised to find it at a later place on the lp; it's a lovely piece of music.

I saw STAR TREK at a neighborhood cineplex without curtains. When the overture began, people in the audience started looking back at the projection booth thinking something was wrong.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   jef29bow   (Member)

The 1929 film SALLY with Marilyn Miller has exit music. Also, the original Variety review of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (I have it in front of me) indicates the film has (and I quote) "overtures" although none have ever been carried over to any of the various video editions of the film. Also, I'm still miffed over the fact the DVD of FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE omits the Intermission title and the accompanying music (all 11 seconds of it!).

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)

All three THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT films have overtures.

The first THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT has an overture, entracte and exit music.



I saw the original 70mm presentation of "That's Entertainment" at the Dominion, in London, and I don't recall an Intermission?

It did have an Overture & Exit Music though.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   jef29bow   (Member)

Also, 1928's NOAH'S ARK has an overture and exit music.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

Thank you very much for this list!
Oh, i just hope, the Roadshow version of Raintree county, had a release!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

All three THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT films have overtures.

The first THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT has an overture, entracte and exit music.



I saw the original 70mm presentation of "That's Entertainment" at the Dominion, in London, and I don't recall an Intermission?

It did have an Overture & Exit Music though.


I also saw this film in 70mm at the Cooper in Denver. There was an intermission, and part of the entr'acte was the Mancini arrangement of "All I Do is Dream of You" from SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Perhaps MGM gave the theatres an intermission option.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

And some more:

DVD:
This is Cinerama (1953): Exit Music

VHS/Laserdisc:
Sunny Side Up (1929): Exit Music
Napoleon (1927, with new Carmine Coppola score): Exit Music
The King of Jazz (1929): Exit Music


A question about East of Eden. Was there actually an overture on it when it premiered? I ask this because what is titled Overture on the DVD is a rather choppy-sounding hodgepodge, and sounds suspiciously like the music for the trailer, which runs almost the same lenhth.

 
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