Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2006 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

Curtis Hanson should consider a remake.
The Oscar Peterson score, as heard in the film really is a standout jazz score. A totally bland LP version of the score was recorded and I doubt even fans of Peterson's music took note.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2006 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   buysoundtrax   (Member)

DELETED MESSAGE

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2006 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   TOR The Wrestler From The Past   (Member)

didn't read the book but I really liked the 1978 movie as it was. If they re-adapted the book, they'd probably cast Adam Sandler in the Elliot Gould role; sure you'd want that?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2006 - 10:06 PM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

Jude Law and Brian Cox would be good.

Herbie Hancock for the score big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2006 - 11:54 PM   
 By:   Melvin Stephens   (Member)

1978? Damn, that long ago. Remember that night, as though it were yesterday. Stopped by a friends, stayed too long, rushed from Hyattsville, Maryland into DC. Drive took about 25 minutes. Finding a parking space on a Saturday night was crazy. Rushed into theater just as lights dimmed.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2006 - 4:49 AM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

I agree Melvin. The 90's just whizzed by!

I rented the VHS tonight so I'll be able to see how well it holds up.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2006 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I remember it had a cool looking LP cover when I saw it at my Local Tower Records many, many moons ago. Recall a guy with an evil glint in his eye. Never bought it or heard it though.

Zoob

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2006 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

I know Zoob, like Experiment in Terror(cover), the expectation leads to disappointment.

Peterson gave his score the Mancini treatment.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2006 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Curtis Hanson should consider a remake, his script was done a disservice by the cast and direction.

The Oscar Peterson score, as heard in the film really is a standout jazz score. A totally bland LP version of the score was recorded and I doubt even fans of Peterson's music took note.


I'll only make this comment

You might wish to take a moment after viewing this film and making close attention to the score and review the Ken Wannberg's scores to such films as THE CHANGLING,MOTHERLODE,OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN and THE AMATEUR.

You should also bear in mind that Mr. Wannberg was is credited on this film as MUSIC ARRANGER and CONDUCTOR...

Also I don't think Oscar Peterson has done anything like this before or since and that what you hear on the album is very different then what is heard in the film.

So make of this what you will.



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2006 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   gumdrops1   (Member)



Also I don't think Oscar Peterson has done anything like this before or since and that what you hear on the album is very different then what is heard in the film.

So make of this what you will.


You are correct, Sir Ford. I saw the film twice at the theatre and immediately purchased the soundtrack. The music on the album is nothing like the music in the film. A lot of standard jazz tracks is what comprises the album. I was disappointed in the presentation.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2006 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

Curtis Hanson should consider a remake, his script was done a disservice by the cast and direction.

Totally disagree with you. This is
an excellent thriller with perfect
casting and direction. Christopher
Plummer has never played a more
sinister and psychotic role that
I know of. Elliot Gould was wily
as his prey. A great cat-and-mouse
suspenser. Watch out for the fish
tank!

Den

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2006 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   Melvin Stephens   (Member)

‘The 90's just whizzed by!' Whizzed by? Zipped by...

‘what you hear on the album is very different then what is heard in the film.' Also noticed this after purchasing lp.

‘I was disappointed in the presentation.' Same thing here.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2006 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

Well Len, sure hope I'm hungry after seeing it tonight, I may have to eat the last half of that sentence.

What got deleted?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2006 - 5:11 AM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

I take that back, it is an excellent thriller.
The score is as well.
Remenicent of Chinatown, particularly the track "The Last of Ida" . Also "Klute" and the train sequences "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3".

Any chance for a release Lukas?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2006 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

It would make for one excellent disc if it were paired with Klute. IMO

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2006 - 1:15 AM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

"Hey, do you wanna smoke a number?"

I completely forgot that saying.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I just inherited a copy of this LP from a dearly departed friend. frown

Looking forward to giving it a spin.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I just inherited a copy of this LP from a dearly departed friend. frown

Looking forward to giving it a spin.


I'm sorry to hear about your friend.

Keep in mind that it's an Oscar Peterson jazz recording, and not a soundtrack, and you'll enjoy it fine.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

My oldest friend. We shared lots of music together, and I was given his LP collection.

I'm fine with pop/jazz/EZ versions of soundtracks. Side 1 was great!

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

...bear in mind that Mr. [Ken] Wannberg was is credited on this film as MUSIC ARRANGER and CONDUCTOR...

...I don't think Oscar Peterson has done anything like this before or since and what you hear on the album is very different then what is heard in the film.

So make of this what you will.



The reason Oscar Peterson's name is on this film as composer (regardless how much actual composing he did) is so the producers could take advantage of Canadian tax breaks and/or incentives for bankrolling a "Canadian" production. A certain percentage of the cast & crew had to be Canadians, so... here's your credit, Oscar!

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.