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 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Is it similar to the version on the Silvestri Predator album?

It IS the version on the Silvestri Predator album. smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

This thread was a blast from the past!

NP: Favorite Love Themes of FSM Messageboard Fans

I remember that CD. I think it was Dennis (logied) who made it. What happened to him, btw?


I don't know the answer definitively, Thor, but you may recall that Dennis Logsden (Logied), had suffered a bout with cancer and wasn't heard from much during that period. He had gone into remission and was pretty active here for a while after that, but then seemed to have dropped out. I had personal communication with Dennis several times while he was an active board member and found him to be a fine and gracious man, not to mention a gifted artist (primarily of wildlife and nature subjects as I recall). He was a positive contributor here and never had an unkind word to say. If anyone knows anything more specific about what has happened to Dennis, please share.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well, he has a facebook profile that is still up and active, so I assume he's well. I guess he just got tired of the FSM board.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Just noticed this morning (haven't thought much of it before), putting on a Fox DVD, that the the extended Fox fanfare is the offical opening for "Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment" discs, DVDs and BDs.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

What is the fanfare extension? The part after the drum roll?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   cinemel1   (Member)

On the latest blu-rays they dropped the extension on the opening Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment logo. Too bad! i looked forward to hearing the whole things when a disc was started.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

What is the fanfare extension? The part after the drum roll?


It's the part that starts at the 0:09 second mark, roughly when the words "A CInemaScope Picture" appear.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

What is the fanfare extension? The part after the drum roll?

It's the part that starts at the 0:09 second mark, roughly when the words "A CInemaScope Picture" appear.


Cool! Thxs for the link. I didn't realize there was a shorter version. I'm used to the version in the video clip.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Cool! Thxs for the link. I didn't realize there was a shorter version. I'm used to the version in the video clip.


The first seven versions here, through 1:30 are of the standard version:

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Bob DiMucci: Thanks for the following!!!



After becoming accustomed to the extended version it was always a letdown to hear just the original shorter one. And what a thrill it was to hear the extended version in the theatre. Today, when I watch a Fox film on Blu-ray (or DVD for that matter), I still get a thrill when they have the longer one!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   jedijim74   (Member)

As I too reference this fanfare to the original Star Wars, was reminded that the new SW will be the first to obviously not include this iconic introduction. Not a huge difference I suppose in the grand scheme, however in my mind (and memory) it will be a tad odd.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

After becoming accustomed to the extended version it was always a letdown to hear just the original shorter one. And what a thrill it was to hear the extended version in the theatre. Today, when I watch a Fox film on Blu-ray (or DVD for that matter), I still get a thrill when they have the longer one!


The extended version survives in the theater for all Fox Searchlight Pictures.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

As I too reference this fanfare to the original Star Wars, was reminded that the new SW will be the first to obviously not include this iconic introduction. Not a huge difference I suppose in the grand scheme, however in my mind (and memory) it will be a tad odd.

In my youth when I didn't know any better I thought the Fox fanfare was part of the Star Wars score.
It just fits so perfectly like it was tailored made for the film.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

One wonders if John Williams had it in mind when he wrote his exciting opening for "Star Wars"! What a thrill it was when Williams' own "Main Title" fanfare erupted from all the speakers at the start of that movie!

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

I never understood why the fanfare cut off so abruptly when they would show Journey to the Center of the Earth on television. Years later I saw the laser disc and found out it was because they edited the Cinemascope titles out! (Which is why I laughed when the CD included the fanfare, but not the Cinemascope extension! OTOH, I now have a recording of the short version.)

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   LEONCIO   (Member)

Technically, it was used first, for "How To Marry A Millionaire". However, Fox chose to release "The Robe" first, since they thought that a "more prestigious" film was better to introduce Cinemascope.

On "The Robe", the logo starts directly with the first notes Alfred Newman's score, at least in the Spanish version, issue on the other hand do not understand and if not, to make up the fanfare logo of a film producer, if then decide not to use it? I do not understand.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I never understood why the fanfare cut off so abruptly when they would show Journey to the Center of the Earth on television. Years later I saw the laser disc and found out it was because they edited the Cinemascope titles out! (Which is why I laughed when the CD included the fanfare, but not the Cinemascope extension! OTOH, I now have a recording of the short version.)

Yeah, I'm bothered by the same thing on the JTTCOTE Varese CD, but I'm glad they've now dropped the fanfare all together before Fox scores on CD. I don't need to be reminded it's a Fox film. I know. It's one of the reasons I wish Varese would re-issue the original POTA score, drop the fanfare and the ESCAPE suite.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I used to love the fanfare & extension when going to the pictures in the late 50's & 60's, there's something magical about it in a big Hollywood sort of way, it set you up for the film. I wish it was on all the Fox score CD's.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I used to love the fanfare & extension when going to the pictures in the late 50's & 60's, there's something magical about it in a big Hollywood sort of way, it set you up for the film. I wish it was on all the Fox score CD's.

While I disagree about it being on the CDs, I don't disagree with what you've said about it on the front of a Fox film. I wish the modern Fox would get retro with it, and while we're on the subject, I wish movies in general still had great main title sequences. Why is it that what was so great about older movies is so out of fashion now? Meanwhile, we get eight to ten minute credit scrawls at the ends of films that are about as exciting as nothing. I usually bolt as soon as they begin. I mean really, unless you worked on the film.... WHO CARES?!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

One wonders if John Williams had it in mind when he wrote his exciting opening for "Star Wars"! What a thrill it was when Williams' own "Main Title" fanfare erupted from all the speakers at the start of that movie!

I think I read that Williams wrote the "Main Title" in the same key as the Fox fanfare, so that they would almost seem connected in a way. (I've never really understood anything about those musical "keys," so somebody who does could probably tell us if that's true or not.)

 
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