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 Posted:   May 16, 2014 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   jeff1   (Member)

Okay, this is on repeated rotation and it gets better each time ... phenomenally beautiful and engaging score by one of the greats. Hearty recommendation for those who may still be on the fence about it. I'd say you won't regret it. Plus it's a 78-minute programme in superb acoustic quality. Well done & thanks, Kritzerland!

http://kritzerland.com/sumSmoke.htm


Yes indeed. The extended running time and vastly improved audio over the previous RCA Spain CD is a revelation. Get it while it's still available.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2014 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

One of Bruce's best! This one "grows" on you with each play. A much better presentation than the old LP version. Do not miss this one.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2014 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ELMER BERNSTEIN'S MAIN THEME is one of the most touching soul stirring pieces of music I have ever heard.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2014 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I play this one very often. It's a real gem. I agree that the main theme is gorgeous and haunting. Please view the film if you haven't done so. Elmer's score is even more impressive in that context.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 29, 2014 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

TWICE-TOLD TALES, a 1963 Vincent Price horror film, clearly shows the influence of Bernstein's 1962 score. The characteristic downward octave runs all through Richard La Salle's music for the U.A. movie.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2016 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Can it be true that five years (!) after its release fewer than 1500 people in a world of 7.4 billion have purchased this CD? The mind boggles.What kind of upside-down alternate universe are we living in? This is one of Elmer Bernstein's most beautiful, thematic, evocative scores. See the film if you haven't, then buy the CD (not necessarily in that order). You'll thank yourself.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2016 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Yes very strange that bought this long ago gets a playing couple of times a month decent score shocked its not sold out. ear wax earth nation.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2016 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

See the film if you haven't, then buy the CD (not necessarily in that order). You'll thank yourself.

Josh - you are telling a bunch of Marvel & DC fans to watch something based upon ... Tennessee Williams(?).

Tennessee Williams has been - like - box office poison for more than 45 years.

I suspect the only way today's young audiences would watch Summer and Smoke would be if they are forced to view it by a highly-cultivated teacher during a High School English class ... a fate not unlike those of ancient Greek tragedies.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2016 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)


I suspect the only way today's young audiences would watch Summer and Smoke would be if they are forced to view it by a highly-cultivated teacher during a High School English class...


Or unless there is a remake with some really cool explosions.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2016 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


Or unless there is a remake with some really cool explosions.


Yeah - and retitled I Know What You Did Last Summer - Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2016 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)


I suspect the only way today's young audiences would watch Summer and Smoke would be if they are forced to view it by a highly-cultivated teacher during a High School English class...


Or unless there is a remake with some really cool explosions.


I watched it around the time the score came out. Quite enjoyed it. Though at that time I was in my late 20s so not as young as I expect people meant here.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2016 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

See the film if you haven't, then buy the CD (not necessarily in that order). You'll thank yourself.

Josh - you are telling a bunch of Marvel & DC fans to watch something based upon ... Tennessee Williams(?).

Tennessee Williams has been - like - box office poison for more than 45 years.

I suspect the only way today's young audiences would watch Summer and Smoke would be if they are forced to view it by a highly-cultivated teacher during a High School English class ... a fate not unlike those of ancient Greek tragedies.


Or if anyone is anywhere near Santa Barbara on December 5th you can see it in a beautiful picture palace introduced by Jon Burlingame and probably with the Bernstein family in attendance.

http://ticketing.granadasb.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=8706

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2016 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

I watched it around the time the score came out. Quite enjoyed it. Though at that time I was in my late 20s so not as young as I expect people meant here.

Glad you liked it. The RCA LP came out in 1962, so I think you meant you watched the film around year 2011 (when Kritzerland issued the S&S expansion on CD). smile

I remember buying a mono LP of Summer & Smoke in 1988 (when I was age 21) from a used record shop.
It has been my favorite Elmer B. ever since.

 
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