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 Posted:   Jun 27, 2020 - 1:07 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)




Next on my list of films to watch is King Kong (1933), who's scheduled to make his grand entrance on Saturday, June 27 at 9am PST. I have reviewed this motion picture with a focus on its musical score here


http://thecinemacafe.com/the-cinema-treasure-hunter/2015/5/27/top-ten-motion-picture-music-treasures-part-3-king-kong

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2020 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Incredible score often to be found in my top ten of all time. When I say often I mean there are changes periodically due to how much I might be enjoying certain scores at a given time. But there are ones that will always be my favourites and this is one of them.

A footnote to this is also a cross reference to the thread about home recording film and tv music direct from tv as kids etc.

As soon as I hear the very end of King Kong's score, I immediately expect in my head, to hear Leith Stevens' War of the Worlds score to crash straight in. Because when I recorded the End Titles to Kong as a kid, I didn't leave a big enough gap for my next recording which was WotW. So the end of one score will forever remind me of the start to another. Strange but true.....

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2020 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

For me the most powerful monster on screen for its deceptions, Kong was simply not a caged or trained pet that he then reaped havoc he had that compassionate heart that oversees his real-motives that's what makes Kong the outright leader over Godzilla or Harry Harryhausen monsters although Mighty Joe Young is kinda an exception. All the monster music back then was fine-grade but Steiner does come out smelling of roses the resources he had too work with were very-limited his extreme skill of orchestration & his creative knowledge of motifs & sweeping melodies deserves that high-praise..

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2020 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

The two greatest monster scores of the 1930s:

I give you King Kong by Max Steiner, and Bride of Frankenstein by Franz Waxman. Could there be a finer start to monster movie music than these two towering classics?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2020 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

For me the most powerful monster on screen for its deceptions, Kong was simply not a caged or trained pet that he then reaped havoc he had that compassionate heart that oversees his real-motives that's what makes Kong the outright leader over Godzilla or Harry Harryhausen monsters although Mighty Joe Young is kinda an exception. All the monster music back then was fine-grade but Steiner does come out smelling of roses the resources he had too work with were very-limited his extreme skill of orchestration & his creative knowledge of motifs & sweeping melodies deserves that high-praise..

Spotting the fact that someone is going to mention that you may be mixing up your Harry Harrisons and Ray Bradburys, and coming up with Harry Harryhausen, I thought I'd be the bas***d to get it in first....

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2020 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

For me the most powerful monster on screen for its deceptions, Kong was simply not a caged or trained pet that he then reaped havoc he had that compassionate heart that oversees his real-motives that's what makes Kong the outright leader over Godzilla or Harry Harryhausen monsters although Mighty Joe Young is kinda an exception. All the monster music back then was fine-grade but Steiner does come out smelling of roses the resources he had too work with were very-limited his extreme skill of orchestration & his creative knowledge of motifs & sweeping melodies deserves that high-praise..

Spotting the fact that someone is going to mention that you may be mixing up your Harry Harrisons and Ray Bradburys, and coming up with Harry Harryhausen, I thought I'd be the bas***d to get it in first....


I'm getting nothing mixed up pal, Harryhausen's Mighty-Joe-Young is his character's effects its a fine image that gave HH that added inspiration of 1933 but its not as cool as Kong's sucess.

 
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