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 Posted:   Apr 17, 2003 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   Christian Reiffenrath   (Member)

Having just seen one of those rarer Connery movies to be seen on tv i noticed some beautiful music by Elmer Bernstein to accompany the alpine scenery. But sadly no release frown

Wouldn't this be a great little addition to every collection ?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2003 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Stephen Lister   (Member)

I've always loved this score, too. Melodic, atmospheric, haunting, very memorable. It deserves to be much better known. I'd buy a CD in a heartbeat.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2003 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   Big Planet   (Member)

Yes, "Five Days One Summer" is an excellent score. I even went as far as attempting to tape the music on open-reel tape while the film was showing on cable TV. Unfortunately, all the audio came with the music. Now, my open reel recorder is broken and I can't listen to the music any more. I believe this was the first film in which Bernstein used the ondes martinot heavily - much more than the previous "Heavy Metal."
Speaking of "Heavy Metal", we need a legal release of Bernstein's "Heavy Metal" newly remastered. I have the LP and the sound is extremely good. With a good mastering engineer, a CD shoud sound spectacular!

 
 Posted:   Apr 17, 2003 - 7:28 PM   
 By:   SteffM   (Member)

.... Amen to that frown! But mind you, the soundtrack rights to HEAVY METAL belong to Warner Records, through their old Elektra/Asylum LP division. As far as domestic reissues of deleted scores are concerned, we all know what that means embarrassment! If it ever occurs, it has to come from one of their international branches, in Japan or Germany, like in the case of UNDER FIRE or TWILIGHT ZONE-THE MOVIE, where there seemed to be a commercial interest in those specialized markets abroad...


 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2008 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   Dorian   (Member)

Wouldn't this be a great little addition to every collection ?

It definitely would be.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2008 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Great score! Not a big fan of all of Elmer's later work, but working on a Fred Zinnemann score must have really inspired him. Who has the rights to this thing?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2008 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I think I might have heard some of the music from this on a friends homemade compilation.

Is it heavy on the Ondes Martenot? I seem to remember this. Didn't Elmer go through a period where he just loved using this unique instrument in his scores?

Zoob

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2008 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

I remember being really impressed by the score during the film's brief LA run, but I haven't heard it since. And if I'm not mistaken, Bernstein's score was actually a replacement for a Carl Davis score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2008 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I think I might have heard some of the music from this on a friends homemade compilation.

Is it heavy on the Ondes Martenot? I seem to remember this. Didn't Elmer go through a period where he just loved using this unique instrument in his scores?

Zoob


It's there, but not as heavy as in other scores, which I appreciated. Judicious use of it is fine.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2008 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

I agree that selective use of the Ondes Martenot is preferable. Bernstein was at one point supposed to score my friend's film Night of the Creeps and he planned to use the OM, but as the film was a 50s B-movie pastiche the instrument would have been completely appropriate.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2008 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   Melchior   (Member)

I agree that selective use of the Ondes Martenot is preferable. Bernstein was at one point supposed to score my friend's film Night of the Creeps and he planned to use the OM, but as the film was a 50s B-movie pastiche the instrument would have been completely appropriate.

Too bad that he didn´t wrote music for it. I was never a big fan of Barry DeVorzon´s synth score. But it´s still a nice film.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2008 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I have long enjoyed this film, and not just for its long, lovely closeups of Lambert Wilson (Betsy Brantley is a fave, too, but he's the draw!) but for the nicely subdued use of the Martenot.

I taped the film on VHS and watch it occasionally just for his score. I admire especially the wordless sequence at night with his music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2008 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

I wish I knew why Fred Zinneman was so disappointed in this score, as he mentions in his book but without any explanation or elaboration. (Apparently he wanted Delerue.)

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Five years on and still no sign of a release of this beautiful score. With so much of Elmer's work being released in recent years it's a pity that no label has gone for 'Five Days One Summer'.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 11:54 PM   
 By:   Jörn   (Member)

Five years on and still no sign of a release of this beautiful score. With so much of Elmer's work being released in recent years it's a pity that no label has gone for 'Five Days One Summer'.

I absolutly agree!!!

 
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