It's interesting that we get the film edit of the Main Titles (as we should) but not the film edit of Helicopter Rescue.
I'm sure there are other sequences that were edited just as much, but Helicopter Rescue is the only piece that I loved so much and that wasn't on the original album that I just took the film audio and copied it into my tape of the album. So the recorded version never sounded "right" to me.
Someone at JWFan had this idea that I thought I'd share:
"Superman-Live-to-Projection concert Ideas:
I think the first thing that should be heard in the concert is the Superman fanfare, eventhough, it is not used in the final film version. The orchestra can play it while the screen is still blank, then the film can begin where the curtains are drawn wide and we hear that soft solo trumpet of the Superman motif. I feel that hearing the brass fanfare will get the audience started. In those Star Wars L2P concerts in the USA, the orchestra playing the Fox fanfare got huge cheers from the audience.
What about the Warner-Bros logo clip and the Geoffrey Unsworth dedication clip that precedes the film?
As you may recall, in the final-film’s end credits, portions of the ‘Love Theme from Superman’ cue were cut out. So, to restore the piece to its unedited form, the following can be featured at the end of the end-credits sequence
• a new dedication clip can be made featuring all the names of the people involved in the production that we’ve lost since 1978.
• The Warner Bros. studio logo clip
Considering that most of the audience will stay to the very end of the concert and that some printed-programs may ask them to remain seated “out of respect for the musicians and your fellow audience members”, having those said clips at the end of the program will get some use. Besides, having the audience hear the end of the love theme piece—a soft flute statement of the love theme followed by a somber French horn--over this dedication clip may be moving for them.
I think Richard Donner may sign-off, easily, on having the dedication switched to the end of the movie if he understands that this alteration would only be for the L2P concert. Convincing the studio to have their logo be seen at the end of the movie, may need work."
I go alone with that.
This way, after the orchestra plays the Superman March over the end credits, the stage lights come on and the orchestra & conductor take their bows over the applause. The credits continue the roll. The stage lights go out which is the group's cue to start playing the love theme. Some audience members will think its an encore, but who cares.
How much time should the musicians take their bows? Subtract the length of the 2 music cues from the lengths of the end credits and that proposed dedication clip and you have your bow time.
Yes. Buying for prob the fourth time but worth it. Interesting that they used the cover art from the Varese re-recording...
Huh? The cover art for the La-La Land edition is the original 1978 one-sheet poster.
Same poster, different grading. Here's the Rhino.
Interestingly the LLL is the first one to feature the clouds with the colors they appear with on the one sheet. It's still been modified though (that blue stripe doesn't reach that far on Peak's original)