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 Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 1:27 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Mine in no particular order:

THE BAD SEED
SPARTACUS
CLEOPATRA
BITE THE BULLET
THE WONDERFUL COUNTRY

also very fond of the following. They'd be my Top 10 for sure.

WILLARD
THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN
THE MISFITS
THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLF

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

1) 2001
2) Spartacus
3) Children's hour
4) A Streetcar named desire
5) Dragonslayer

EDIT: Bite the bullet is an amazing movie but I can't remember its score. I must amend this gap soon.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 2:30 AM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)
THE RAINMAKER (1956)
THE LONG HOT SUMMER (1958)
SPARTACUS (1960)
CLEOPATRA (1963)

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 3:31 AM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

SPARTACUS

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLFE

SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN

AGONY AND ECSTASY

STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

THE BAD SEED

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

CLEOPATRA

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

This is tough, so i will openly cheat and put down five types.

1. NorthRoadshow films- Spartacus, Cleopatra, Shoes of the Fisherman, Cheyenne Autumn (we need an expanded versin of this)

Norths "Southern scores" - The Log Hot sumer, Sound and the Fury, streetcar Named Desire, The Rose Tattoo.

3. Norths Fox stereo scores - Desiree, the Racers, Agony and the Ecstasy,

4. Scores already released that need expanding - the Bad Seed, The Rainmaker.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

  • AFRICA
  • THE BAD SEED
  • LES MISERABLES
  • rejected 2001
  • WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

    (next in line is THE CHILDREN'S HOUR)

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     Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 5:17 AM   
     By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)

    In No Particular Order:

    - Death of a Salesman (Film and Stage versions)
    - The 13th Letter
    - Viva Zapata!
    - All Fall Down
    My fifth slot is something of a wild card, that, depending on my mood, can go to:
    - Cleopatra (or A Streetcar Named Desire) (or Dragonslayer)

    I love everything else I've heard by him, as well - particularly some of the more brittle, strident passages from "Africa," or the ethereal musings of his unused "2001" - but the ones I listed above are the scores are the ones that I seem to come back to with a fair degree of frequency. Go figure.

     
     Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 5:23 AM   
     By:   mark ford   (Member)

    SPARTACUS
    CLEOPATRA
    DRAGONSLAYER
    2001 (rejected score)
    SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN

     
     Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 7:22 AM   
     By:   John Blankenship   (Member)

    SPARTACUS
    RICH MAN, POOR MAN
    CLEOPATRA
    BITE THE BULLET
    DRAGONSLAYER

     
     
     Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 7:44 AM   
     By:   Robert0320   (Member)

    SPARTACUS
    CLEOPATRA
    DRAGONSLAYER
    THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN
    BITE THE BULLET

     
     Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 7:46 AM   
     By:   Jehannum   (Member)

    The Agony & The Ecstasy

    Dragonslayer

    The Long Hot Summer

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Viva Zapata!

     
     Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 8:00 AM   
     By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

    Spartacus
    Cleopatra
    The Shoes of the Fisherman
    All Fall Down
    Viva Zapata

     
     Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 8:46 AM   
     By:   Essankay   (Member)

  • SPARTACUS
  • CLEOPATRA
  • AFRICA
  • DRAGONSLAYER
  • STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (really any of the sultry Southern scores will do, but if forced to pick one...)

    (alternate: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?)

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     Posted:   Jul 24, 2014 - 10:48 PM   
     By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

    The usual suspects, however they tend to vacillate with a few other scores.

  • Africa / Symphony For A New Continent
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Les Miserables
  • 2001
  • Spartacus

    Currently getting the most attention is the new Intrada, Sounder/A Decision For Chemistry. A wonderful surprise. I also generally enjoy a varigated listening experience.

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     Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 5:22 AM   
     By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

    No problem in saying that my totally top fave Alex North score is -

    1) CLEOPATRA - because it's a brilliant listen from beginning to end.

    I'm going to surprise you all with my second choice...

    2) THE SOUND AND THE FURY - because I love every second of it. And nobody ever mentions it.

    Things get a bit muddy from now on, but...

    3) A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - probably.

    Numbers 4 and 5 (and 6 to 20) all get kind of jumbled up in my head because, in general, quite a few of his other scores have got one or two annoying moments which detract from the overall brilliance, but I would probably go for...

    4 and 5) SPARTACUS or THE MISFITS. Or THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY or ALL FALL DOWN.

    But CLEO's at the top.

    By the way, all my choices are based on how they play as listening experiences, and not how well they function in the films, in which case my list might be different.

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 6:35 AM   
     By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

    I recall North somewhere identifying THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING as his own personal favorite. Nobody ever mentions this one.

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 7:00 AM   
     By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

    SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN
    THE BAD SEED
    SPARTACUS
    THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
    CLEOPATRA

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 10:40 AM   
     By:   KSU6671   (Member)

    Spartacus
    The Shoes of the Fisherman
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
    The Misfits
    Hard Contract

     
     Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 2:30 PM   
     By:   ToneRow   (Member)

    I recall North somewhere identifying THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING as his own personal favorite. Nobody ever mentions this one.

    "Nobody" Rozsaphile?

    You mention THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING, and I wrote a few sentences on it in Walsh's thread on North for folks who don't dig DRAGONSLAYER:

    http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=4&threadID=88717&archive=0

     
     Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 2:34 PM   
     By:   ToneRow   (Member)


    2) THE SOUND AND THE FURY - because I love every second of it. And nobody ever mentions it.


    You mention it Graham! And I do, too.

    While I've never done any actual review on THE SOUND AND THE FURY, I do mention it within my coverage of Varese's Club CD containing THE 13TH LETTER:

    http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=4&threadID=88717&archive=0

    If you love THE SOUND AND THE FURY, Graham, you should get (if you haven't already) the VS disc of VIVA ZAPATA and THE 13TH LETTER...or forever be a numbskull! smile

    Here's my input from that thread:

    "THE THIRTEENTH LETTER is another hidden gem courtesy (yet again) Varese Club. This early North effort may not be his most well-integrated score, as, for example, his theme for Rochelle appears only once during the album. Never fear - recycling is here. That Rochelle theme becomes re-incarnated into THE CHILDREN'S HOUR to better effect. THE 13TH LETTER is another early North 'foundation' template in which one can hear future scores: tracks 8 & 9 & 21 can all be heard later on in THE SOUND AND THE FURY, while track 22 is yet another dry run for SPARTACUS. I hope more soundtrack collectors would heed North's LETTER and purchase up the "fewer than 300 (currently only 200) copies remaining". Put this Varese disc into your computer's CD-drive and LETTER rip!"

     
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