I think the difference today may be the Kickstarter effect.
However, I don´t think that enough people would contribute to such a Kickstarter campaign to get together the needed amount of money - which in this case would be much, much more than what was necessary for Intrada´s DIAL M FOR MURDER. The difference would probably also be that unfortunately nowadays you won´t even sell 3000 copies of such a title anymore (the break down of costs and income above was still based on such a sales number) which is one of the reasons why James Fitztpatrick has more and more lost his interest in doing such expensive re-recordings - with the exception of BEN HUR and KING OF KINGS which he wanted to do by all means to bring the Tadlow recordings of the Rozsa epics full circle.
You're probably right but, if someone proposed such a project, I'd be all in. The thing about LOTF is that it's such a cult classic that perhaps fans who are not film-score aficionados would bite. Hope springs eternal!
The big thing with Kickstarter is it does make it a lot easier for people to contribute more. So someone who wouldn't pony up thousands, but might be willing to put up a few hundred can do so alongside those who pay a few bucks over retail (though 'a few bucks' in the case of KoK was 13 pounds....)
Still hoping for a marvelous score on a smaller scope than LAND OF THE PHARAOHS, but just as exciting and melodic. It's a classic from a classic motion picture and James Fitzpatrick has shown interest in doing it.
Still hoping for a marvelous score on a smaller scope than LAND OF THE PHARAOHS, but just as exciting and melodic. It's a classic from a classic motion picture and James Fitzpatrick has shown interest in doing it. It is THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER by Walter Schumann.
Well who knows? This pandemic certainly soured many great projects including kickstarters.So once this settles down and then perhaps the powers that may be will be able to consider such things. Iam ready to support any such golden age Kickstarter project including this score.