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 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

Very rarely, radio show adaptations of movies utilized portions of the film scores from those films. Here are a few really interesting examples:

The Lodger (Friedhofer)
http://www.myoldradio.com/rare-episodes/hollywood-star-time-the-lodger-2/1

Hangover Square (Herrmann)
http://www.myoldradio.com/rare-episodes/hollywood-star-time-hangover-square-2/1

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Steiner)
http://www.myoldradio.com/old-radio-episodes/lux-radio-theater-the-treasure-of-the-sierra-ep-655

The first two are conducted by Alfred Newman!

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

An obvious one are the three Star Wars radio adaptations, which all utilized John Williams's scores.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Perhaps slightly off topic, but radio DJ "The Greaseman" frequently uses film score music as underscore for his wacky stories. You can hear music tracks from Poltergeist, Blade Runner, The Fury, Basic Instinct, Jurassic Park and many more during his programs.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   ian642002   (Member)

BBC Radio Four used to have a series called Space Force which starred - get ready, 70's British television junkies - Barry Foster (he of Van Der Valk Fame) and Tony Osoba (of Porridge). Apart from the piece of music that opened each episode, every piece of score used in it was cribbed from Jerry Goldsmith's back catalogue, from 1976 up until 1982.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   Altamese   (Member)

BBC Radio Four used to have a series called Space Force which starred - get ready, 70's British television junkies - Barry Foster (he of Van Der Valk Fame) and Tony Osoba (of Porridge). Apart from the piece of music that opened each episode, every piece of score used in it was cribbed from Jerry Goldsmith's back catalogue, from 1976 up until 1982.

And digital BBC Radio 7 used to air this series periodically. It was renamed BBC 4 Extra a while ago, but I'd expect they'd still air it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio7/

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   ian642002   (Member)

Indeed they do, and the creaky scripts and '50's air - Professor Magnus Carter! - lend it an antique charm, and the Goldsmith snippets are a big bonus.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

"The C.B.S. Mystery Theatre" used part of Nathan Van Cleave's score for "The Twilight Zone" episode "Two" for the main title, despite writer Himan Brown's claims to the contrary.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Raksin's music to LAURA got good use in several broadcasts, including Screen Guild Theater and Hollywood Star Time.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I knew, Jim, about Newman conducting all of Hollywood Star Time, but I never knew about the Friedhofer and the Herrmann music being used.

I'll have to give some more attention to the 30-or-so episodes of the show that I have. Thanks for pointing this out.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

"The C.B.S. Mystery Theatre" used part of Nathan Van Cleave's score for "The Twilight Zone" episode "Two" for the main title, despite writer Himan Brown's claims to the contrary.

Transitional short passages from Jerry Goldsmith's Twilight Zone score for "The Invaders" pop up frequently on "The CBS Radio Mystery Theater" along with lots of other Jerry Goldsmith Twilight Zone and other Twilight Zone score moments, apparently from the CBS stock music library.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

Very rarely, radio show adaptations of movies utilized portions of the film scores from those films. Here are a few really interesting examples:

The Lodger (Friedhofer)
http://www.myoldradio.com/rare-episodes/hollywood-star-time-the-lodger-2/1

Hangover Square (Herrmann)
http://www.myoldradio.com/rare-episodes/hollywood-star-time-hangover-square-2/1

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Steiner)
http://www.myoldradio.com/old-radio-episodes/lux-radio-theater-the-treasure-of-the-sierra-ep-655

The first two are conducted by Alfred Newman!


Embryonic moments of future Herrmann scores can be heard from time to time on the CBS Radio series "Suspense" in the early years when Herrmann was aboard the show and wrote a little original music in the first seasons.

 
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