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 Posted:   Aug 21, 2014 - 8:13 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Has anyone in the bay area received their CD yet ?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2014 - 8:17 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


I received Liberty Valance today and I'm playing it right now. Excellent sound quality and a fine Mockridge score. Always liked the main title especially. Donovan's Reef is a lot of fun. Great CD cover!

Thanks Bruce for putting out this cd! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I received my copy this afternoon in NYC and will spin it tonight when I get home from work. "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" has always been a film favorite -- and a score holy grail. Thanks again, Kritzerland, for such an unexpected treasure.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Has anyone in the bay area received their CD yet ?

Yesterday in Oakland.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

Got mine yesterday in Arizona.
I've been enjoying the heck out of it. Great sound and the music is wonderful. I felt like I could hum along with most of it because I knew both scores so well.

I pulled out my BRAVADOS CD for a compare. Yes, they are very similar for the first couple of phrases, although they are NOT note-for-note the same (except for the rhythm) and Bruce is right, after the beginning they are not the same at all.

Also have to agree with Bruce that DONOVAN'S REEF is unfairly criticized. It's not among Ford's 'great" films, but it's a lot of fun and boasts great performances (Hollywood style). It's beautifully photographed and among the several themes of the film, one is "some folks just know how to live".
One of my favorite throw-away bits in the film happens right after Wayne takes Elizabeth Allen water-skiing. After jetting around for a while, they argue and she swims ashore. Instantaneously, as soon as she hits the waterline at the beach, a Hawaiian child runs from the right side of the screen, hands her a towel, and runs off to the left with hardly a pause.
Ah! Island living.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Happy to report it arrived today. When I brought the missus home from work it was there. Not grandiose in style like Tiomkin, Young or Bernstein because the story obviously didn't call for it, but nevertheless very enjoyable with many traditional melodies.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

What is the "bonus" cue "A Song of Old Hawaii"? I see it's written by Noble/Beecher, so I thought it might be a bonus track because it was a pre-existing recording not conducted by Talbot. But the acoustics sound the same as (for example) track 29, suggesting it was part of the Talbot recording sessions.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 8:51 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Well, Bruce and a few others convinced me to watch Donovan's Reef again. So I watched it again last night.

John Ford is my favorite director. But now I remember why I haven't watched this film in over 40 years. It is the most boring film I've ever seen. I could barely stay awake. It seems like no one knew what to do. Nothing really happens. Nice photography and music, little else. John Wayne is a big goof ball and looks old enough to be Ms. Allen's father or even grandfather. That small boy is an obnoxious little brat. Colorful actors like Mike Mazurki and Cesar Romero are totally wasted. Lee Marvin is given nothing to do etc. etc. The film was supposed to have some serious comments about racism, treating people kindly etc., yet I see tough guy Wayne spanking women and throwing them out of windows, that is in between drunken brawls. This was an easy paycheck for all involved. It should be called John Ford and friends take an Hawaiian vacation. It's hard for me to believe John Ford directed this disaster. It's easy to see Ford was near retirement and Wayne should have joined him. Oh well, guess the film just rubs me the wrong way.

I like the cd though! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 10:01 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

What is the "bonus" cue "A Song of Old Hawaii"? I see it's written by Noble/Beecher, so I thought it might be a bonus track because it was a pre-existing recording not conducted by Talbot. But the acoustics sound the same as (for example) track 29, suggesting it was part of the Talbot recording sessions.

I believe it's just a complete take of that number.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2014 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Happy to report it arrived today. When I brought the missus home from work it was there. Not grandiose in style like Tiomkin, Young or Bernstein because the story obviously didn't call for it, but nevertheless very enjoyable with many traditional melodies.



Glad you got the cd Cody. I always liked Liberty Valance, both film and score. Can't say the same for Donovan's Reef as a film, the music is pleasant enough. Thanks again to Bruce for releasing gems like these.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   rommel_1942   (Member)

Is it already sold out - not being able to order it from Kritzerland site nor from SAE?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Is it already sold out - not being able to order it from Kritzerland site nor from SAE?

Yes it sold out last week. I will have emergency copies so drop me a line.

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Is it already sold out - not being able to order it from Kritzerland site nor from SAE?

But SAE still has it... one copy per customer:

http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/27789/THE-MAN-WHO-SHOT-LIBERTY-VALANCE-DONOVAN%E2%80%99S-REEF-LIMIT-ONE-PER-CUSTOMER/

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 10:51 PM   
 By:   rommel_1942   (Member)

Is it already sold out - not being able to order it from Kritzerland site nor from SAE?

Yes it sold out last week. I will have emergency copies so drop me a line.

thank youfor your kind offer - but seems SAe has it still listed - and was planning to buy something else from them - so i place my order there...but i'll keep you in mind...thank you very, very much
Best,
Sergej

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 10:53 PM   
 By:   rommel_1942   (Member)

Is it already sold out - not being able to order it from Kritzerland site nor from SAE?

But SAE still has it... one copy per customer:

http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/27789/THE-MAN-WHO-SHOT-LIBERTY-VALANCE-DONOVAN%E2%80%99S-REEF-LIMIT-ONE-PER-CUSTOMER/

Thank you it is listed today - yesterday and the day before was not and on saturday the title was listed but empty page would open - guess it was some site problem...

Best,
Sergej

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2014 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Anabel Boyer   (Member)

DONOVAN'S REEF is a very fun listening and track 24 could have featured a Tex Avery cartoon! LIBERTY VALANCE has a very rousing and exciting Main Title which does not reflect the introspective mood of the movie because -- cleverly enough -- it actually "prints the legend" in music. Thank you for rescuing both scores. smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2014 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I'm entering the track titles in iTunes and notice that in track 30, "Frere Jacques (trad,)" is listed as sandwiched between two versions of "Blow the Man Down".
But it doesn't sound like Frere Jacques.
Anyone know what this short piece of music accompanies in the film?

 
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