Bit late to the party but one of my quiet understated 70s faves. Yeh poor old Fred, fantastic cmposer, never really seemed to get the status and following his brilliant music deserved. He pitched this score just right. Haunting theme, loss of innocence, etc. Saw this at an all-nite western show.
I met up with Fred quite a few times in Santa Barbara when I lived there. He use to frequent The Earthling Bookshop when it was around. He had his book signing at a Barnes and Noble there as well which Elmer Bernstein attended. I was devastated when I heard that he passed away. I loved his score to The Stalking Moon and told him so when we first met. He was a great trumpet player and I had the privilege of hearing him play live at a T.V. Academy function in L.A. many years ago. He was such a gentleman and always had time for anyone interested in film music.
I was also very peeved at the Academy for not including him in their In Memoriam segment since he WON an Academy Award!