Guys, you may recall last week we did stephen's question, what tv score would you like released and i chose Billy Goldenberg's Legend of Lizzie Borden from 1975. All i remembered was that it was a piano theme but with a choral vibe to main title, slightly similar to Rosemary's baby, of sorts.
Anyway i found the full movie, main title starts at 3 min 04 seconds in
I remember seeing a documentary where Stephen Hawking described how we could at relatively small cost launch a Solar Sail towards the Alpha / Proxima Centauri neck of the woods using earth-based lasers to accelerate it to half light speed and it would only take about a year to get there with a basket of experiments and cameras. It need not detract from exploring our own solar system but would lay down a marker that we are the new kid on the block in our arm of the galaxy. Any satellite sent there would not be able to decelerate from 0.5 of light speed due to costs, but would continue on under its own momentum, sending back data from any other worlds encountered. As costs would be low, multiple craft could be sent out to explore.
Maybe Alan Silvestri could compose music to accompany the craft.
I think George's info was inspired by my previous comment, Bill. Planet Earth, as seen from where I am, is not even a dull speck. And despite the technology we have here, on Beetle Juice, even with my sonic screwdriver and instant atom projector, even with all that... I may not be able to travel the distance tonight. But do try to have a nice time without me. Having said that, I can't promise you that I won't be there. But one billionth of a Billy-metre through my electron microscope telescope is the equivalent of 50 trillion light years. It's a long way in the wrong direction.
Yes, great chat even though I got violently ill later in the night. Some good conversations, also outside film music. The discussion on the mythology of westerns was interesting. Never thought I would be able to bring Cahiers de Cinema into the proceedings.
Yes, a great meeting last night. Many thanks, as usual.
I particularly enjoyed the discussion about Friedhofer's THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES score. I've always felt that the aeroplane graveyard cue as one that defines what film music is for. There are many others, of course. My own personal top three are the above plus Friedhofer's own amazing take on the Dies Irae in his "Desperate Journey" cue for BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL, and Alex North's "Grant Me an Honourable Way to Die" from CLEOPATRA.
...I'm hoping to get James' take on what he knows about Anne, and if he likes Schildkraut ?.
Schildkraut was outstanding in a pair of TZ episodes. And when we were on the Western kick, I failed to mention TZ's "The Grave" with Lee Marvin, Strother Martin and Lee Van Cleef. Tremendous atmosphere of dread in that one. Must rewatch.
Thank you everyone for putting up with my Kes rant. Really was pulled into it, could have gone on even more. That flick is not going away easily.
PS Hey Les, we're not done talking about that Dana Andrews scene. Oh, no. Let's continue next broadcast.