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 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

12/12/72 Pursuit (I didn't know this lost TV movie score was a Fox project, but Wikipedia claims it was a 20th Century Fox Television production, even though the DVD release is from MGM. So I'm not sure whether this qualifies as a Fox owned thing, even if tapes were found.)

Distribution rights to the 1972 PURSUIT are with ABC/Buena Vista/Disney. The reason the DVD came from MGM is because it was included in a package of ABC-owned titles. The package also included the Selznick titles and things like THE NIGHT STALKER TV movie, KRAKATOA EAST OF JAVA, etc. Kino subsequently released most of that package on Blu-ray, including PURSUIT.


So what was Fox's involvement (if any) in Pursuit then? (Why does Wikipedia claim it was a Fox production?)

Is it safe to eliminate from this list, do you think? I've been meaning to update in light of LLL's latest release...

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

12/12/72 Pursuit (I didn't know this lost TV movie score was a Fox project, but Wikipedia claims it was a 20th Century Fox Television production, even though the DVD release is from MGM. So I'm not sure whether this qualifies as a Fox owned thing, even if tapes were found.)

Distribution rights to the 1972 PURSUIT are with ABC/Buena Vista/Disney. The reason the DVD came from MGM is because it was included in a package of ABC-owned titles. The package also included the Selznick titles and things like THE NIGHT STALKER TV movie, KRAKATOA EAST OF JAVA, etc. Kino subsequently released most of that package on Blu-ray, including PURSUIT.


So what was Fox's involvement (if any) in Pursuit then? (Why does Wikipedia claim it was a Fox production?)

Is it safe to eliminate from this list, do you think? I've been meaning to update in light of LLL's latest release...

Yavar



Wikipedia probably says it was a Fox production because the IMDB includes Fox in their list of "Production Companies." But I don't believe that Fox had any involvement. For a time, Fox was the distributor for MGM DVDs, so someone may have taken that credit off the DVD of PURSUIT that MGM released for ABC and attributed it to the production.

If Fox did have any involvement in the production, they don't have any current ownership rights. When the copyright tp PURSUIT was renewed in 2000, the sole registered owner became American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Thanks very much for the info, Bob -- I'll remove it since it sounds like Disney territory, i.e. if tapes can even be found it'd be Intrada to release it.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2021 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Thanks very much for the info, Bob -- I'll remove it since it sounds like Disney territory, i.e. if tapes can even be found it'd be Intrada to release it.

Yavar


Pursuit is still my #1 Goldsmith grail. That funky main theme simply is great!



 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2021 - 12:51 AM   
 By:   chromaparadise   (Member)

Yavar, here's an important update for your list: From my research and study of Goldsmith's original sketches at the Academy Library in January 2020 (mere days before the pandemic took hold), I can advise that JUSTINE is NOT complete.

There are (at least) 4 cues missing:

R3-P4 – COHEN'S DEATH
R8-P3 – TOTO'S DEATH
R10-P1 – THE BALCONY
R13-P1 – THE LOVERS

“Cohen's Death,” “Toto's Death” and “The Balcony” are short but highly emotional cues (Goldsmith at his best) that totals a minute and a half of music. “The Lovers” is 4 pages/29 measures and runs 1:30 on screen—an elegiatic piece with long, dramatic phrases.

It's also very sad and frustrating to report that virtually all of the sketches to JUSTINE that were included in the London re-recording for Mainstream Records back in '69 did NOT find their way back to the balance of the handwritten sketches—their whereabouts presently unknown...

It would be great if this forgotten gem could be presented complete and have the audio given the same kind of robust restoration that "Rio Conchos" and others have gotten.

John O'Callaghan

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2021 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Wow, thanks for the update John! I will revise my first post based on your exciting revelation, and I hope LLL considers revisiting the film recording of Justine for their new Goldsmith at 20th series, even if they opt to leave the album recording off (since I think it is owned by Universal Music Group now).

Yavar

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2021 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   KansanN323   (Member)


3/27/74 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (The Varese Fox box includes about half of this gorgeous half hour score; it is one of my most wanted expansions from this new LLL series.)

Yavar


I 100% agree about "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." The morning that the original box set came out and I saw that it was part of the Jerry Goldsmith Collection I honestly started to cry. Also, I had been out of work at the time and was living off of my credit cards but I knew I couldn't risk not getting it and even if I had to live off of Ramen Noodles for months, well, so be it. It truly was the score that I never imagined in a million years would be available. THE Holy Grail for me at the time. The theme is gorgeous and after watching the movie the first night it aired back in 1974 it was ingrained in my spirit so deep that the next day I figured out how to play it on the piano even though I was just 11 years old.

Puh-leeze, La La Land!

Todd

 
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