Film Score Monthly
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2017 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Justin, its probably the only place in the universe that has detail about Dirty Dozen the series.
For the record, why not. At lease its done for everyone looking on the net.

 Posted:   Aug 9, 2017 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Some more episodes popped up. Is there enough interest for more reviews?

There's interest from me, not that it matters.

 Posted:   Aug 10, 2017 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

CINEMA RETRO recently did a feature on the tv series

 Posted:   Jan 17, 2018 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Coming back to do episodes that previously only had partials on Youtube.

"13th Man" (episode four)

  • 8:21 in.
  • About 12:30: opens quietly, but some heroic paces snare and brass is heard as the men parachute down. Some menacing brass follows.
  • 15:50 in: strings, snare and brass, with some woodwinds for a softer sound once some of them enter a church. Then the cue ends nicely with a closing like the opening material.
  • 21:23 in.
  • About 27:00 in.
  • 29:09 in. It's a long cue at over four minutes in length.
  • 35:53 in.
  • About 39:30 in. It's a long cue at about three minutes in length.
  • About 45:20 in.

     Posted:   Mar 9, 2018 - 10:59 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    "The Dirtiest Show on Earth" (7)

  • 1:55 in: some steady meaty snare tapping and menacing brass.
  • 4:40 in: some off-kilter chase music.
  • 6:12 in: some chase music and some fight music.
  • 13:58 in: a nice statement of the series' main theme
  • 17:02 in: some darker slower stuff.
  • 40:07 in.
  • 42:10 in.
  • 43:55 in: a short closing cue.

    "Remember St. Luc" (8)
    By: John Cacavas

    This is a feature-length episode. Unfortunately, there are at least two edits in the episode, so some of it is missing.

  • 5:30 in.
  • About 10:00 in: with some slow material that sounds more like Conti's score to "Escape to Victory".
  • About 12:20 in.
  • 24:04 in.
  • About 31:20 in: the first example of Cacavas' idea of action material for the series. Interspaced with quieter building material. There's a short lull.
  • About 42:40 in.
  • 45:21 in. And after the commercial break.
  • 51:01 in.
  • 1:01:13 in. 1:03:03 in.
  • About 1:06:15 in. Unfortunately, this is one of the edited scenes.
  • 1:12:13 in.
  • 1:16:17 in.
  • About 1:17:20 in.
  • 1:21:19 in.
  • 1:25:11 in.
  • About 1:29:30 in. Closing cue, followed by an extended end credits piece of Timm's theme music.

    I'm so sick of TV series from that era that pretend it's night be simply throwing some kind of darkening filter over the video, when it's clearly broad daylight.

    National Socialist (AKA: Nazi): "Show her the wall..."

    That's it for this time. Maybe I'll spend tomorrow finishing off what episodes are available.

     Posted:   Mar 9, 2018 - 3:24 PM   
     By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

    A quick peek suggests the incidental music greatly outweighs the title music which is just a variation on 'Rally Round the Flag'.

     Posted:   Mar 10, 2018 - 10:22 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    "Heavy Duty" (9)

  • 2:29 in.
  • 8:58 in: a slower more patriotic rendition of the series' theme opens the cue, shifting toward familiar menacing brass work for the National Socialists. I can't tell if the edit is a bad edit inside the episode or done by whomever made the video.
  • 10:47 in. There's a brief lull.
  • About 14:00 in.
  • 18:00 in: some rare (for this series) soft romantic scoring; piano and woodwinds. It's only half a minute long though.
  • About 22:40 in.
  • 26:40 in. And after the commercial break, which has an arrangement of the series' main theme; it's a long cue, probably approaching five minutes in length.
  • 32:42 in. There's a brief lull.
  • 37:55 in. Sounds like a meaty Goldsmith meets Ron Jones combo. There's a short lull in the building suspense music as the plant is heading towards being blown.
  • 41:30 in.

    That's damn near every cue. I probably didn't mention four cues.

    One of the main characters dies in this episode.

    Sorry about the quote here -- these Dirty Dozen guys blend in and you rarely here their names:
    DD #1: "Who do you think is tougher: Superman or Green Lantern?"
    DD #2: "Ah ... no contest, man -- Superman would stuff the Lantern like that," snaps his fingers.
    DD #1: "What is the Green Lantern had kryptonite?"
    DD #2: "Ah, that's a tough one."
    DD #3: "_____ [can't make out the name -- sounds like "Bird"], Green Lantern doesn't have kryptonite."
    DD #2: "I know, but if he did, he'd be tougher than Superman."
    DD #4: "_____, _____ boy -- we're not talking about 'if', we're talking about reality, and in reality the Green Lantern doesn't have kryptonite."
    DD #2: "I go into combat with these guys."

    "Don Danko" (10)

  • About 1:00 in.
  • 3:35 in.
  • About 7:30 in.
  • 11:10 in. Some rare lighter material.
  • 18:14 in. And after the commercial break.
  • 2820 in.
  • 31:55 in. And after the commercial break.
  • 39:17 in. There's a brief lull in the action material. Like I pointed out in the mini review when I only had an excerpt of the episode to work with, they just don't score television like this anymore!
  • About 44:00 in: the closing cue.

    Sorry, no, you can't shake the camera to imply bombs going off while cups of beer on the table aren't shaking at all. It doesn't work.

    That's damn near every cue. I probably didn't mention two or three short cues.

     Posted:   Mar 13, 2018 - 10:37 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    "A Quiet Weekened in the Country" (5)

  • About 1:00 in.
  • 5:30 in. Mostly featuring some new colors as the episode is set in Ireland. You have to strain to hear the music under the SFX and bad quality sound of the episode though.
  • 14:30 in: some light action-y material with a Irish flavor.
  • 18:36 in.
  • 23:55 in. 25:30 in -- could act as an end tag to the first cue.
  • About 26:00 in.
  • 29:03 in.
  • 30:11 in.
  • 35:57 in.
  • 39:24 in. It's a long cue at nearly seven minutes in length. I wonder if the bagpipes parts were recorded with the score or separately.

    So rarely do I encounter a series where I'd be hard-pressed to say "No" to the complete score to every episode being released. Doug Timm -- a huge talent who is sadly missed.

    Good God -- they thought the editing would hide that they kept re-using the same three explosions over and over and over again, just from different angles and moments? No, it didn't work. They sure milked those three explosions. Yeah, there were others, but three in particular ... man!

    You must log in or register to post.
      Go to page:    
    © 2024 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.
    Website maintained and powered by Veraprise and Matrimont.