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 Posted:   Jun 1, 2012 - 6:07 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Sometimes I wonder if this generation even knows who Peter Bogdanovich is.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2012 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Sometimes I wonder if this generation even knows who Peter Bogdanovich is.

He's the guy in the Sopranos.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2012 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Just listened to Hatari top to bottom. Ironically, this doesn't come off as being very different than a Mancini album from that period: Lots of light, jazzy, loungey numbers. The dramatic parts are basically variations on the theme and/or Sounds of Hatari. Very happy to have this on CD, as I never had the LP version on CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2012 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Boy, do I love living less than two hours from Oakland. Shipped Friday morning and just arrived right now. Can't wait to give it a listen.

And quite a stunning pic of Elsa Martinelli on the back cover. What a beauty!

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2012 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Just listened to Hatari top to bottom. Ironically, this doesn't come off as being very different than a Mancini album from that period: Lots of light, jazzy, loungey numbers. The dramatic parts are basically variations on the theme and/or Sounds of Hatari. Very happy to have this on CD, as I never had the LP version on CD.

This was my very first Mancini LP, purchased when it was first released, and so it has always been my favorite HM album. It was also quite a short album, and looking back now, I believe it could have benefited from an extra cue or two.

I can't wait to hear it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2012 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

It was also quite a short album, and looking back now, I believe it could have benefited from an extra cue or two.

I can't wait to hear it.


Oh, I didn't mean to imply that there wasn't anything extra or that the new release isn't great. I just meant that, as Mancini scores go from the period, it plays very similarly to his LPs from that time. Mostly loungey numbers with the occasional dramatic track.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2012 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

CINEMA RETRO has a feature article on the film in the new issh.
Next issh has a feature on FRENZY.

are you thinkin' what i'm thinkin'?
smile
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2012 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   Chris Malone   (Member)

Oh, I didn't mean to imply that there wasn't anything extra or that the new release isn't great. I just meant that, as Mancini scores go from the period, it plays very similarly to his LPs from that time. Mostly loungey numbers with the occasional dramatic track.

In the CHARADE thread, you (OnyaBirri) devised a hypothetical LP sequence of your preferred cues from the original recordings.

Without taking anything away from the Intrada issue of HATARI! (that I dearly love), I think that Mancini really nailed his original RCA album. He expanded cues and arranged a smart listening experience that blended the adventuresome safari moods with lounge arrangements.

Just for fun, I replicated the LP sequence but with the original recordings. It makes for a tight 24 minute programme (including the “Just for Tonight (Chorus)” track, heard on some releases, as a finale).

If you wanted to bump the running time a few minutes to more closely match the LP’s running time, you could add “Ice Bucket Blues” amongst Side A, “Burnt Fingers” and “The Search for Dallas” amongst Side B.

Having said that, the film sequence works pretty well juggling the moods to keep interest going through diversity.

Cheers
Chris

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Just bought this and listened the second time. A most fascinating mix of the lounge and the dramatic with some nice big band in there too. Those African drums are really exciting (working even better in the RCA album in Sounds of Hatari and Theme from Hatari) reminding me of later works like Williams´ Lost World. The one and only Mister Cool at his best and not to be missed. And the sound is great as always with Intrada. Wonderful!

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2017 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Scotty Boy   (Member)

I'm really surprised that this title is still available from Intrada after all these years. While it is perhaps not as famous as many of Mancini's other scores (Pink Panther and Breakfast at Tiffany's come to mind), it is equal to or better, in my opinion, than anything else the maestro has done. Besides the famous "Baby Elephant Walk," it's filled with so much great music that works beautifully in the film. Like so much of Mancini's great output, it is so listenable on its own.

Even as a kid, the original album was one of my favorites. It was also one of my dad's favorites too, which, I suppose, is one of the reasons I love it so much. I even remember my brother and me writing lyrics for one of the cues and singing it our dad for Father's Day one year. When Intrada announced the complete original soundtrack was being released for the very first time, I was beyond ecstatic. I immediately ordered my copy, assuming it probably wouldn't last very long. I play it regularly... it's just an outstanding release.

I urge anyone who doesn't have it to listen to the samples and give it a try. It's one of Mancini's very best releases ever.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2017 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

When Intrada released the CD I borrowed my father's DvD because I realized I'd never actually seen it. I reckon the hunt from JPII is largely inspired by the same thing in Hatari. Not sure if the music quite follows suit, but Hatari was the forerunner.

 
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