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 Posted:   Oct 15, 2021 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

It's heeeere!!! Very happy to add this to my collection

 Posted:   Oct 16, 2021 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)


Sorry for all the deleted posts

 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Ptsherm   (Member)

Jerry Goldsmith said in interviews, That Steven Spielberg was there from note to note. Mike Matessino said on a podcast, that Jerry used No Electronics when scoring and conducting Poltergeist. That also The same Orchestra was used for E.T.’s performance and that was recorded at MGM Scoring Stage and had strict no visitors policy. Security was very tight for Both Scores. Also, Jerry Goldsmith had composed a 15 Minute cue for Night Visitors Sequence, The Ghost coming out of the walls and going down the stairs, and Later on Michael Kahn (90 Years Young)Spielberg’s Editor cut down the sequence, and Jerry had to do a new cue for the shorter sequence. I would love to hear that cue and see what Jerry had done with it. After Poltergeist was finished filming..Tobe Hooper was dismissed, and was not allowed to be apart of editing or scoring of Poltergeist …Steven Spielberg spotted with Jerry Goldsmith.

Zelda Rubinstein (Tangina The Ghost Talker) said in interviews, that Steven Spielberg directed her sequences, and was on the set everyday, controlling the whole show..and that after the end of the shoot..Spielberg dismissed Hooper. No longer needed Hoopers services.

While it is true that Spielberg hired and worked exclusively with Goldsmith, it’s not true that Hooper was dismissed from editing. Hooper was allowed the contractual three month period requisite of DGA standards to put together his director’s cut (word is using a temp score from his previous film, The Funhouse).

Rubinstein has walked back her statements somewhat. No other actors suggest Spielberg was “controlling the whole show”… in fact, mostly the opposite.

 Posted:   Jun 24, 2022 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Mike Matessino   (Member)

One point not corrected previously is that the orchestra was not the same as on E.T.. All session players were booked for the dates needed, so Poltergeist is actually performed by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (contracted on a player-by-player basis, so not credited as the LAPhl).

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