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 Posted:   Dec 5, 2018 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   cuartosur   (Member)

bruce broughton

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

GIL MELLE, FRED KARLIN, ERNIE FREEMAN and DON COSTA

Totally under represented on disc...while there are plenty of good, ambitious avant-garde although melodic scores to consider...

Most obvious:

FUTUR SHOCK by Gil Melle 1972 documentary host by Orson Welles, on basis of Alvin Toffler book of anticipation

https://youtu.be/fkUwXenBokU

The finale is one of the most beautiful theme I have ever heard...

Absolutely terrific too is

SAMURAI by Fred Karlin 1876 unsold TV pilot

https://youtu.be/KuN15yUElas

And what a gorgeous theme here in PINK JUNGLE by Ernie Freeman....

https://youtu.be/shVMyxrdA3Y

And what about MADIGAN? Don Costa rules...

https://youtu.be/cSXOre-15_A


Yes, yes and yes! And yes again just to make four.

FUTURE SHOCK is terrific. The finale you mention is wonderful in conjunction with the images of the young kids playing and then the old man's face. Mellé is/was mostly known for his experimentation with jazz and electronics, but his string writing is often overlooked. Beautiful and unique.

I always loved Don Costa's MADIGAN. I think he's "underrated" as a film composer, as is Ernie Freeman (THE PINK JUNGLE is great), but that's probably because they both did relatively few films. Outside their film works they were (I think) highly respected and successful. Didn't they both do arrangements for Sinatra amongst other lucrative things?

Coming soon from La-La Land - Gil Mellé's THE SENTINEL! Like it or be forever a nutmeg!

And don't forget Basil freakin' Kirchin. He was absolutely freakin' fantastic, his film scores and his non-film work. A bit like Mellé there.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   TruPretender   (Member)

David Shire

I wouldn't count David "the Sire" Shire as underrated. Nor would I say Pino Donaggio is either.

Mine are a few:

Michael Small, John Scott, J. Peter Robinson, John Cacavas, Wojiech Kilar are more underrated, and I do profess to loving all of the above mentioned, effortlessly.

Actually make that Michael Small, Michael J. Lewis, Stanley Myers. and Christopher Gordon

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

Lee Holdridge.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2018 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Miles Goodman maybe?

Graham

 
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