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 Posted:   Nov 23, 2022 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

Back in the 1970s Jerry Goldsmith scored 3 Gregory Peck movies back to back to back. THE OMEN 1976, MacARTHUR 1977 and THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL 1978. Perhaps a first in film composing history to score 3 films of a particular actor in succession? And all so diverse. Wonder if Peck had anything to do with Goldsmith getting hired for the projects? They had actually another film in common, THE CHAIRMAN which Goldsmith scored in 1969. Dave Grusin actually scored 3 Al Pacino Movies, but not back to back. He did BOBBY DEERFIELD in 1977, AND JUSTICE FOR ALL in 1979 and AUTHOR! AUTHOR! in 1982. And there I wonder if Pacino asked for Grusin on those projects?

Do you have a favorite Jerry Goldsmith score for a Gregory Peck movie? I believe they all served the films well in each case. Wonder if Goldsmith and Peck ever met each other?



In fond memory of Jerry Goldsmith, Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and Richard Donner.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2022 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

The Chairman might be my favorite… if only we could hear the whole score as Jerry wrote it!

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2022 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

Ah yes, THE CHAIRMAN. Great Love Theme and superbly powerful Main Theme. Enjoy!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2022 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

Here's a link to one of my posts featuring an Academy Awards medley. This one is the year Goldsmith was nominated for Best Score for THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL. Love how Goldsmith's BOYS music brings the medley to a triumphant ending. Enjoy!

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=148630&forumID=1Topic&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2022 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

The Boys from Brazil edges out The Omen for me.

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2022 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

THE CHAIRMAN is absolutely a crackerjack score, worthy of all praise, but of these specific Peck-led movies that JG scored, THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL would still remain my favorite. It's working hard in so many ways, to lift the movie itself but also as an expression of Goldsmith composing in more tonal, concert-style symphonic languages. In some ways, it paves the way for THE MOTION PICTURE the following year.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2022 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   Zooba   (Member)

Any love for MacARTHUR?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2022 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   Thierry Schreurs   (Member)

Indeed Zoob.
Much love for MacARTHUR score here.

How about a complete and restored MacARTHUR album btw?
How many years still waiting for this expansion?

What is the issue with this MCA thing?
Lost tapes, damaged sources, right owners conflict, what is the actual issue with this?

In the meantime, we got some nice alt cover artwork for it here and there....






 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 2:13 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

It's unlikely that Peck had much to do with hiring Goldsmith. He wasn't involved as a producer on any of these productions (unlike, say, THE BIG COUNTRY). The story how Goldsmith came to the OMEN after Donner heard his music and asked for (and got) an increased music budget to hire Goldsmith is well known, BOYS FROM BRAZIL was a Franklin J. Shaffner movie, who already had a good working relationship with Goldsmith, and MACARTHUR was basically a "sequel" to PATTON (it was the same producer, Frank McCarthy, and PATTON was a passion project of his, and when that movie became a huge commercial and critical hit, he thought following it up with a movie about MACARTHUR wasn't a bad idea). Allegedly, Peck thought the production (MACARTHUR) wasn't what it could have been and was neither happy with the sets nor the script. (At least he didn't complain about the music score. :-) )

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 2:27 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Although THE OMEN is his most 'acclaimed' score in this Gregory Peckory category, it's actually my LEAST favourite of the pack.
Don't get me wrong, it's very, VERY good, but I prefer both THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL and MACARTHUR as a listening experience.
I would rate them thusly...
1 = THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL
2 = MACARTHUR
3/4 Tie = THE OMEN/THE CHAIRMAN

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 3:51 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I don't have a favorite out of these... I have to admit I like them all very much, both as stand alone scores and as music in the films, all of which I've seen.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   No Respectable Gentleman   (Member)

Back in the day stars like Peck, Heston, Connery etc sported filmographies bursting with memorable scores.

In Peck's case SPELLBOUND, THE BIG COUNTRY, THE GUNS OF NAVARONE, CAPE FEAR, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, the Goldsmith scores, etc.

Today ... well, what are the great Brad Pitt scores?

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Back in the day stars like Peck, Heston, Connery etc sported filmographies bursting with memorable scores.

In Peck's case SPELLBOUND, THE BIG COUNTRY, THE GUNS OF NAVARONE, CAPE FEAR, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, the Goldsmith scores, etc.

Today ... well, what are the great Brad Pitt scores?


LEGENDS OF THE FALL
SE7EN
MEET JOE BLACK
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
7 YEARS IN TIBET

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Good answer, Nic.
I would add...
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
12 MONKEYS
SLEEPERS
CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
ALLIED

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   Thierry Schreurs   (Member)

Hum...

When I see this list, I am afraid that any "great Brad Pitt scores" are still very weak compared to "great Gregory Peck scores" or "great Sean Connery scores"....except for the 2 Williams and the Horner.

Probably because Bratt Pitt era movies and scores are very weak compared to Gregory Peck/Sean Connery movies and scores era.

IMHO of course.

 
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