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 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   scoredtodeath   (Member)

Chris Stone sits in on Scored to Death: The Podcast, to discuss collaborating with Richard Band & Fred Myrow, synths, horror, Phantasm, Disney's TaleSpin, sound effects, artistic process, John Landis, the problem with temp scores and MUCH MUCH MORE!

iTunes, Part 1:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-15-christopher-l-stone-part-1/id1343066471?i=1000418781215&mt=2

Part 2:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-16-christopher-l-stone-interview-part-2/id1343066471?i=1000419646366&mt=2

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Wish he would release his "Dragons Lair" and "Space Ace" scores! No matter how short they are. Rework them into suites or something.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Speaking of Dragon's Lair, I wonder if he's still attached to Don Bluth's movie version if he managed to get that off the ground following the Indiegogo campaign.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Given Disney rejected an Intrada DuckTales TV set, perhaps they'd be more amenable to a Christopher Stone Talespin set.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Speaking of Dragon's Lair, I wonder if he's still attached to Don Bluth's movie version if he managed to get that off the ground following the Indiegogo campaign.

Just checked and 206% funded on January 16, 2016. As far as I know the demo reel was completed. But only contributors can view it. 2D feature animation is dead and I just don't see any studio funding a 2D animated feature film. Much less one not done by Disney or Pixar, or a well known name still in the business of producing animation.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Given Disney rejected an Intrada DuckTales TV set, perhaps they'd be more amenable to a Christopher Stone Talespin set.

I'm all in for Talespin!

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I have a copy of the Tale Spin promo, but it was still missing a lot of music (where was Wildcat's theme?), so a legit release would be sublime.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   scoredtodeath   (Member)

Speaking of Dragon's Lair, I wonder if he's still attached to Don Bluth's movie version if he managed to get that off the ground following the Indiegogo campaign.

Yeah, a lot of his stuff is unreleased. I don't even think any of his Phantasm stuff is readily available. I will need to ask him about all this next time I talk to him. We didn't get into the releases of his stuff in the interview....but more the process. etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Really like a lot of the stuff I've heard from Stone. Looking forward to checking out this interview!

I'm lucky enough to own his score to the 1997 Predator rip-off DNA, for which Stone turned in a score far better than the film deserves. This one really does deserve a commercial release. Here's a rip of the end title I did ages ago before acquiring the score proper:



His score for the 1984 TV film NADIA is also a great orchestral work, orchestrated and conducted by the wonderfully underrated Alfi Kabiljo no less and recorded in Zagreb. Would love a release of that one, too!

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Well you got me interested in those now, bobbengan. smile

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

The guy's a really talented fellow who's never really gotten his day in the sun, for my money. His score for the IMAX (I think it was IMAX?) doc "Special Effects: Anything Can Happen" is also fantastic. He's also written some terrific orchestral library music... Style and sound overall cut somewhat from the Robert Folk/Joel McNeely mold, which is to say perhaps not immediately distinct/identifiable, but always of very high quality and utmost enthusiasm.

A score of his that's really well written and would have benefited tremendously from a real orchestra is his documentary work for CIVIL WAR JOURNAL. Listen to this main title theme and tell me this wouldn't be amazing with a real orchestra (though the MIDI is, admittedly, extremely good by the standard of its early 90's era):

https://picosong.com/wLVEK/

His website also has some nice clips, Yavar (that "Fairy Tale Adventure" piece is among his library output):

http://www.composerchrisstone.com/music.html

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   kenisu3000   (Member)

He also did some work on a Disney TV special that aired in the late '80s called "Down & Out with Donald Duck", which was basically a hodgepodge of clips from old Donald shorts, spliced together to form one long story (that is, Donald making an actual effort to control his temper, and his struggles along the way). It mainly just used the soundtracks from those shorts, but occasionally they'd have to tinker with things to make it all work together (such as a new line of dialogue here or there), and that's where Stone came in. My favorite part of the whole special is the nightmare sequence at the end, and especially the cue he wrote for it (starts at 5:18):

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 8:42 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Somewhere I have his nice orchestral score for THE STUPIDS which I believe was released by Intrada.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2018 - 11:44 PM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Christopher L. Sone is one of those highly underrated composers ...like Joel Mc Neely etc.
Composers who are let´s say the few who really still compose in an old fashioned but very sophisticated way.It´s a shame that they are not in an A- List.
His score for THE STUPIDS is fantastic ..also his TICKS along with FIST OF THE NORTHSTAR.

Maybe its his poor choice of screenplay selection?

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2018 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Intrada released Stone's score for PRISON, so there is a relationship there. Talespin would be an excellent project for them to tackle. Providing they don't run into the same problems that hit DuckTales.

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2018 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

DP

 
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