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 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

Would kill for 'Frenzy'! Tapes exist and all that?

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

excellent movie, excellent score, excellent purchase.

next!


Well said. Fantastic film with a high re-watch value.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

I decided to give this score a try- Ordered!

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I decided to give this score a try- Ordered!

That's the spirit.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Even if one doesn't care for the movie, which incidently is one movie I am extremely fond of, the score is marvelous.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

Looking forward to getting this. What I will say for the score is it contains some of my all-time favorite John Williams THEMES--but apart from a few cues, the movie doesn't present Williams with many opportunities to show them off. There is a LOT of suspense music where the melodies are more hinted at than showcased. But when the score does take off, it's pretty wonderful.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I've never seen the film nor heard any music, other than the few samples. Is this film on DVD?

Am I going to be crucified for not seeing/hearing the film/score?

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I've never seen the film nor heard any music, other than the few samples. Is this film on DVD?

Am I going to be crucified for not seeing/hearing the film/score?


Only if you don't remedy the situation in the next 48 hours. Better get cracking. big grin

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Even if one doesn't care for the movie, which incidently is one movie I am extremely fond of, the score is marvelous.

Glad I'm not the only one who likes the movie! smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Even if one doesn't care for the movie, which incidently is one movie I am extremely fond of, the score is marvelous.

Glad I'm not the only one who likes the movie! smile


I've got an original one-sheet on the wall right in front of my computer desk!

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Even if one doesn't care for the movie, which incidently is one movie I am extremely fond of, the score is marvelous.

Glad I'm not the only one who likes the movie! smile


I've got an original one-sheet on the wall right in front of my computer desk!


Believe it or not, I have the one-sheet as well! It's in my books room right above the rocking chair and lamp. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I've never seen the film nor heard any music, other than the few samples. Is this film on DVD?

Am I going to be crucified for not seeing/hearing the film/score?


Don't get your hopes up, Peter. This was Hitchcock's last film in an attempt to regain some of the charm of his earlier movies without the help of Cary Grant or Grace Kelly.

I LOVE Barbara Harris but her performance as a phony "psychic" wouldn't be convincing in a sitcom. This is one of the very few Hitchcock films where you have to leave your brains at the door to enjoy it. IMDB gives it a 6.8 which is about right. There is some cool stuff but you gotta know and like Hitchcock's humor. A lot of it is pretty creaky.

But not Williams score! It does have charm.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   That Bloke   (Member)

I've never seen the film nor heard any music, other than the few samples. Is this film on DVD?

Am I going to be crucified for not seeing/hearing the film/score?


The film is on DVD (it's easily available here in Oz). On the Region 4 release there is a "making of" documentary that has a lengthy interview with John Williams, specifically about this film, what Williams learned from it (e.g. the open window shot ), and working with Hitchcock.

The film is good. I have the dvd and I always enjoy repeated viewings. It's Hitchcock having fun. Don't be fooled by the promo posters: they made the film look like it was in the same serious thriller vein as Psycho or Torn Curtain but it's not. I suspect that's why a lot of critics at the time bagged out the film - the marketing campaign led us to believe the film was something it was not and so it was viewed anticipating something dark and grand. Family Plot is Hitchcock's version of a souffle.

Incidentally, for completists who are really really COMPLETISTS, the "making of" documentary features the few seconds of music Williams composed for the open window shot that was later cut, and therefore not on the Varese CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

Instantly ordered.

err I got itfrom SAE and it says "pre-order", is that very temporary?

And is it all in Stereo?



Some of the samples sound in stereo. Some in 'glorious' mono!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

Incidentally, for completists who are really really COMPLETISTS, the "making of" documentary features the few seconds of music Williams composed for the open window shot that was later cut, and therefore not on the Varese CD.


How do you know? Just because some footage was cut from the film
prior to the release, does not mean the score is not completely
intact on the Varese cd. I seriously doubt this not the complete
presentation of the score - meaning everything Williams composed
for the film. Whether or not some of the music was used in the film,
is irrelevant to a score cd release, especially 35 years after the fact.

Den

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Thank God it wasn't another boring Goldsmith title.

Don't look at today's Intrada announcement.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Brian D. Mellies   (Member)

By the way, who of you have seen the film?

I found it silly and lackluster on almost every level, a far cry from Hitch in his prime! But that we got a Williams score out of it, and that he got to work the famous director, is something to be treasured.


Well, that's you. As for "Hitch in his prime", since I never knew the man, I think I'll refer to him as Mr. Hitchcock. And since I don't think of him as a side of beef, I think I'll also forgo references to him "in his prime". Very distasteful. Very disrespectful.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

As for "Hitch in his prime", since I never knew the man, I think I'll refer to him as Mr. Hitchcock. And since I don't think of him as a side of beef, I think I'll also forgo references to him "in his prime". Very distasteful. Very disrespectful.

Is this a joke?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   Brian D. Mellies   (Member)

As I recall, Williams came on board late in the game to replace the original composer, Elmer Bernstein, whom Mr. Hitchcock had fired. Mr. Hitchcock's comment to Mr. Bernstein upon hearing what he had composed for "Family Plot": "If I had wanted Mr. Herrmann, I would have hired Mr. Herrmann".

Have we ever heard any of Bernstein's music for "Family Plot". Or at least music we know was originally intended for "Family Plot"?

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2010 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

As I recall, Williams came on board late in the game to replace the original composer, Elmer Bernstein, whom Mr. Hitchcock had fired. Mr. Hitchcock's comment to Mr. Bernstein upon hearing what he had composed for "Family Plot": "If I had wanted Mr. Herrmann, I would have hired Mr. Herrmann".

Have we ever heard any of Bernstein's music for "Family Plot". Or at least music we know was originally intended for "Family Plot"?


Man, you are TRIPPING - Hitchcock made that comment regarding Mancini's score he tossed for FRENZY.... big grin

 
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