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 Posted:   Jan 24, 2022 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

I just saw this while browsing Facebook on the Film Music Foundation's page: "Coming soon! “Music by Leonard Rosenman; Hollywood’s ‘Rebel’ composer”. A documentary about the interesting career of an interesting man."

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1745039315694759&id=189781881220518

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2022 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I just saw this while browsing Facebook on the Film Music Foundation's page: "Coming soon! “Music by Leonard Rosenman; Hollywood’s ‘Rebel’ composer”. A documentary about the interesting career of an interesting man."

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1745039315694759&id=189781881220518


I hope it mentions his musical education (like when he studied at U.C. Berkeley).

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2022 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

Be so cool to see some scoring session footage of Rosenman conducting BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2022 - 11:12 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Put me down for a copy!

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 1:20 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Will it shed any light on how he hooked up with Ivan Tors...

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2022 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

I wonder when this will be released, still nothing...

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2022 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

Hm, this still hasn't been released. I'm very much looking forward to it.

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2022 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

There's one long tone pyramid with the final top note being the release date, and the final note hasn't been reached yet.

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2022 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

He had some..... interesting..... opinions, so if there are interviews, they'll be colorful.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2022 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

I just found a Rosenman documentary made by his grandson 9 years ago:

https://vimeo.com/83986651

Still nothing from The Film Music Foundation.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2022 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I just found a Rosenman documentary made by his grandson 9 years ago:

https://vimeo.com/83986651

Still nothing from The Film Music Foundation.


That was great. Thanks! Short and... not so sweet. Initially I was taken by those fantastic family photos, mixing with Jack Warner, Brando, James Dean. There's a kind of beatnik vibe to them. Then Rosenman's grandson's narration in the last minute.... well, I'll give you all the chance to have a look first.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2022 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

You're right, Graham. Powerful - and a great last line.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2022 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I just found a Rosenman documentary made by his grandson 9 years ago:

https://vimeo.com/83986651

Still nothing from The Film Music Foundation.


It's a shame that Leonard's grandson Charlie didn't know him that well, but manages to know him through his music.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2022 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

A person who has seen The Film Music Foundation's upcoming documentary about Rosenman wrote this about it:

"Last night I watched a wonderful video history of the work of the late composer Leonard Rosenman, the man widely acknowledged to have brought film music into the twentieth century. Written and directed by his wife of many years, Judie, it was made with both respect and love, a touching tribute to a man who clearly loved life and loved his work in equal measure.

One line had me running to find a notepad, to jot it down so that I would not forget it. Asked why Beethoven would be compelled to keep writing symphonies even after achieving such perfection with his Fifth, Rosenman came up with this memorable answer. "Through music," he said, "Beethoven was discovering himself."

Yes! Such a perfect formulation of what, to my mind, drives every artist in their work. Including me, and mine.
Thanks to the brilliant writer/director, for having made such a lovely and compelling film. (I honestly don't know if it is widely available yet. It surely should be...)".

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2022 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

"Last night I watched a wonderful video history of the work of the late composer Leonard Rosenman, the man widely acknowledged to have brought film music into the twentieth century.".

All by himself? I never heard that assertion before, nor understand what it means.
But it's good news that the doc seems to be forthcoming.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2022 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

Obviously not by himself, but along with Bernard Herrmann and Alex North. Not to mention some others who worked outside Hollywood.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2022 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

That last line from the documentary narrated by his grandson threw my mind into turmoil.

Alex

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2022 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Written and directed by his wife of many years, Judie, it was made with both respect and love, a touching tribute to a man who clearly loved life and loved his work in equal measure.

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Thanks for that, Night. In the short piece in which Rosenman's grandson speaks, I sense a touch of bitterness at their lack of "normal family communication" (my inverted commas). I'm paraphrasing, but he says that after his grandfather's divorce, he took very little interest in family. And he goes on to say that despite marrying several times after the first divorce, he never loved anyone or anything as much as his music, always putting that before himself and others. That sounds like a kick in the nuts from his grandson.

Then we have the quote which I highlighted from Night's post, from someone who has seen the documentary. Very different point of view. I do like to try to get inside the head of my favourite composers.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2023 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

Leonard Rosenman is so terrific. Fantastic Voyage and East of Eden are masterpieces and two of the greatest film scores ever written. I hope that the documentary will cover these two groundbreaking scores and also mention other great scores such as Beneath the Planet of the Apes.

I wonder when the documentary will be released... it has been almost been a year since it said that it will be released "soon".

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2023 - 7:13 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

Nice 4 minute documentary.

Wonder if Rosenman had flashbacks to his dishonorable discharge from the army when he was scoring the scene in STAR TREK IV THE VOYAGE HOME when the Bird of Prey flies under the Golden Gate Bridge and crashes? How ironic.

 
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