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 Posted:   Dec 12, 2008 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   robby bryant   (Member)

was scored by Morris Stoloff and George Duning and received an Oscar nod in 1953, ultimately losing out to Kaper's Lily. There doesn't seem to be a cd anywhere, and I'm wondering if any of you skilled score buffs can tell me why? The studio was Columbia Pictures (now Sony). It must be a decent score if it received an nomination, no? Anyone know what's up with this? Thanx!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2008 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

"It must be a decent score if it received an nomination"

Questionable premise!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2008 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   robby bryant   (Member)

"It must be a decent score if it received an nomination"

Questionable premise!


no argument here

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2008 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

It's a sparse score. Fred Karger wrote the main title theme "Re-enlistment Blues". A few minutes of the original music tracks appeared on the Decca soundtrack LP to YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM IT.

Dunning's work was outstanding as always and, for me, the most memorable cue was Pruitt's fatal sneak across the beach.

Bit of trivia - the score being sparse as it is, when Columbia Pictures Television remade the television negative for syndication prints in the early 70's, they left off portions of the music track in several reels. The main title had a fanfare but no extended theme through the titles; the entire walk along the strip had no source music and when Frank Sinatra asked "who's the elephant bangin' on the piano" - you heard no piano! Only when you cut to Borgnine's close-up did the music track kick in. And they used this negative for over 10 years without ever correcting it! Fortunately my print is a Screen Gems with ALL the music!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2008 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   robby bryant   (Member)

Thanks Ray, that's great stuff. I kinda wondered if it was possibly real short.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2008 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

There is also a gorgeous love theme backing the famous beach scene between Kerr and Lancaster.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2008 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   robby bryant   (Member)

and while we're on the subject of the great George Duning....

how bouts Picnic, The Eddy Duchin Story, or, dare I say it - the original 3:10 to Yuma? Sure would like to get some of these knockouts. Newly remastered.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2008 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=40399&forumID=1&archive=1

Over a year ago, I brought up this score in the above URL. You might want to check it out for further information.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2008 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   robby bryant   (Member)

Thank you Joan. I searched on the word "Eternity" before posting and your thread never came up. Don't quite understand if the search function on this web site works or not. Great info, btw.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2008 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

A true confession. From a fan of classic cinema. I have never seen this movie. There is no excuse, we had at least 6 prints of it when I worked at Audio Brandon in the late 70's. I even have a burn of a DVD given to me 2 years ago. I still have never seen it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2008 - 4:15 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Hey Steven, were you at the Mount Vernon facility?

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2008 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Hey Steven, were you at the Mount Vernon facility?

Nope, I'm from Texas. Dallas, that is. Our office was on Program Road off Stemmons Freeway and LBJ 635. A rather non-descript industrial park near an area called "Restaurant Row." Oh, the stories I can tell about working there and the ultimate sale of Audio Brandon to Films, Inc. I worked there from '78-82.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2019 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I'm through the first hour and surprised there's not more Duning.

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2019 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

I'm through the first hour and surprised there's not more Duning.

David, does the music seem to be restored or is it still missing the music that Ray was talking about?

 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2019 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I'm through the first hour and surprised there's not more Duning.

David, does the music seem to be restored or is it still missing the music that Ray was talking about?


All the sequences he named had music. The main title was a little sparse, not much Duning, though.

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2019 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

I'm through the first hour and surprised there's not more Duning.

David, does the music seem to be restored or is it still missing the music that Ray was talking about?


All the sequences he named had music. The main title was a little sparse, not much Duning, though.


I'm sure those missing sequences only occurred in one set of 16mm prints from the Screen Gems era (my CPTV print has all music cues). Blackhawk did the same thing with SAPS AT SEA when they made a new negative from better materials. The entire music track for reel 3 was missing! Back to Columbia - the end title cue for THE JOLSON STORY was completely different on the B&W prints than was heard on the color prints (made from the 1954 reissue). The cue on the B&W prints has a brass melody line throughout. This cue is preserved on the acetates while the cue heard on the color prints is not. Which leads me to believe it was added when the film was reissued in stereo in 1954. SO - the same thing might have happened to FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. There may have been separate music tracks and only one was included in the Screen Gems negative when the tv prints were made.

Even though FROM HERE TO ETERNITY has a sparse score, a Twilight Time release with isolated music track WOULD be nice!!

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2019 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

PS - Web Records released an album of Duning scores including NO SAD SONGS FOR ME, THE LAST ANGRY MAN and FULL OF LIFE. I'm sure it was unauthorized. Taken from acetates.

 
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