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 Posted:   Jan 19, 2004 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

Anyone else got this CD? It is a very funky score. Its another one of those scores that might get you funny looks as you listen to the sounds of fairgrounds along with 70's grooves. Just want to see the film again now, I remember seeing it on TV when I was a kid but I always got it mixed up with The Fury due to the fairground scene in that.

Peter

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2004 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Ron Sharon   (Member)

Anyone else got this CD? It is a very funky score. Its another one of those scores that might get you funny looks as you listen to the sounds of fairgrounds along with 70's grooves. Just want to see the film again now, I remember seeing it on TV when I was a kid but I always got it mixed up with The Fury due to the fairground scene in that.

Peter


Hey Peter!
I have that one. But I haven't listened to it in quite awhile. I'll have to dig it out and give it a spin, just to remind me whether it's any good or not. smile smile

NP: WHERE EAGLES DARE...Ron Goodwin


 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2004 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Have it and love it. Can't get enough of the Merry Go Round or Children's Ride cues...

-Joshua

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2004 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Bob Bryden   (Member)

I'm not a Lalo fan at all - but I do love
the occasional thing he does - like this
excellent work. Rollercoaster is one of the
great unsung scores of filmdom. 'Write' up there with Herrmann and J.Williams best thriller work. Schifrin's
'Rise and Fall of the Third Reich' - written
for TV also displays a skill which Lalo did
not always demonstrate. It is an oratorio with
extremely complex writing, striking dissonance and searing use of words - both narration
(Laurence Harvey)and choral effects. I think
FSM will bless us with it one day.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2004 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

I love this cheesey film! And Lalo's score! Catchy, melodic, and seventies' cool.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2004 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

I don't have the CD but I sure do still have the old LP. Love the sinister parts, especially.

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2004 - 2:06 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

I saw "Rollercoaster" during its original release in "Sensurround"! A blast. I loved it then, and still do. The main theme (carousel sounding music) was, if I remember correctly, based on an unfinished something or other by Bernard Herrmann. Does anyone else remember this?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2004 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   Christian Reiffenrath   (Member)

He earlier (1966) wrote a rather similar melody for a first season episode of mission impossible: Old man out. This one always comes to my kind when i hear the theme from rollercoaster...

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2012 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Just finally saw this film and absolutely loved it. The carnival music that played over the end credits was excellent. Now it's time to track down the CD...

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2012 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I assume there's no difference content-wise between the Japanese release and aleph?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2012 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Excellent score, never saw the film. I had it on LP but never got around to hunting out a CD. The main themes are imprinted in my synapses.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2012 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

I assume there's no difference content-wise between the Japanese release and aleph?

The Aleph release contains more cues and runs about 10 minutes longer than the Japanese release, which is just a repeat of the LP
contents.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2012 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

One of my top two Schifrin faves, I have both the LP and the CD. I thought he did a great job of capturing the feel of amusement parks of that day before the technology-driven rides & themes took over. I agree that the end theme (Magic Carousel-End Title) is a classic; Calliope Of Death is the highlight of the score; beautiful, haunting and brooding.
Thanks for rekindling this! - jack

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2012 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I assume there's no difference content-wise between the Japanese release and aleph?

The Aleph release contains more cues and runs about 10 minutes longer than the Japanese release, which is just a repeat of the LP
contents.


Thanks! Gonna order it now. I was confused, cuz SAE has one listed as "original tracks" and one as "re-recording"

Would love to have seen this on the big screen in "sensurround"!!!

The climax almost had me cracking up with the amount of times they cut back back and forth between that awful band and the bomb disposal guy trying to disarm the bomb with that "Big Boy!" song going over and over... seems like that song had no end!

The film was just so much fun from start to finish. The bomb scenes were all very intense and expertly edited and yet the film also didn't take itself too seriously - I also appreciate the ambiguity of Bottom's character - the less we know, the scarier he is . And I love how abruptly the movie ends. No epilogue, no foot dragging, just - Bam! - roll credits. They don't make 'em like that anymore.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2012 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

Nothing cheesy about either the film or the score. This is a disaster film/ thriller without the bloated heaviness films have nowadays. All actors are on full cilinders with some nitro added to the fuel.
I have both the soundtrack and the DVD, and love them both. This film is on German TV every year, and I watch every time it's on.
Back in the late 80s when I saw this film for the first time, I had to have the end theme. A friend of mine who had a VHS-recorder recorded the film for me and recorded the end track of the film on audiocassette for me as well. The CD added two lovely tracks to the must have track. This CD will only go from my cold dead hands.
The film turned me on to the 1964 Mustang and George Segal's way of potraying heroes (he know to play unpleasant guys you have to like nonetheless like no one else). The film has only gained more positive associations as time passes.

One of the many gems in my collection.

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2012 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


One of the many gems in my collection.



And I believe Sparks are in it as well? I seem to recall reading this, and that they were performing a song that I'm not too keen on, but good for them. True survivors.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2012 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)


One of the many gems in my collection.



And I believe Sparks are in it as well? I seem to recall reading this, and that they were performing a song that I'm not too keen on, but good for them. True survivors.


Yeah. Sparks perform during the climax as the bomb is identified and defused.

I got my hands on the CD and I'm pretty happy with it although I found the mix very different than what was heard in the film. The bass guitar is almost indistinguishable in the suspense cues. Also, the opening sfx suite is just weird. It sucks that the best version of "magic carousel" is buried in that suite for like 10 seconds and not presented as its own track. That was the most memorable cue from the film! There were a number of other missing bits as well.

I guess the aleph version will be the only one released for some time, but I hope Intrada or someone could expand upon it eventually.

Anyways, I love the music. That carousel theme is absolutely perfect.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2012 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

The film was just so much fun from start to finish. The bomb scenes were all very intense and expertly edited and yet the film also didn't take itself too seriously - I also appreciate the ambiguity of Bottom's character - the less we know, the scarier he is . And I love how abruptly the movie ends. No epilogue, no foot dragging, just - Bam! - roll credits. They don't make 'em like that anymore.

Yes, it's a fun film.

The coaster and nut 'suspense' theme I well remember. The most memorable part, though, is right at the start of the movie when we meet George Segal, aka Harry, submitting himself to electric shock treatment. He's sitting there with a smouldering cigarette perched continuously between his lips, muttering in a disinterested tone the odd "aoow" in tune with the buzzing of the machine that's doing it's darndest to convince him to kick the habit, but getting visibly nowhere fast. Even when the shocks intensify, that cig is stayin' put.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2012 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   cps   (Member)

Love the Magic Carousel End Title, one of the first tunes i taped on my cassette recorder many years ago.



Regarding the theme i have always wondered the Aleph version on the cd lasts for only 1.42 but the film version seems to last longer 2.26 approx.

Was there lopping involved in the film version or did the LP/CD mastering fade out the full version of one of the greatest carousel themes of all time.

i really like this version



i am sure it comes from Hitchcock: Master of Mayhem. Can anyone advise if the three cds from amazon are all the same recordings thanks?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=lalo+schifrin+Master+of+Mayhem&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Alalo+schifrin+Master+of+Mayhem&ajr=2

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2012 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Whoa. That's a very cool version of the theme. Must track that down...

And yeah, it appears that the CD just fades out early...

 
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