Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

I would not be surprised if Vangelis originally wanted to release a Bounty soundtrack -- that extended "suite" which follows the end title seems very-much like the B-side of an album (much like the suite which makes-up the B-side of Chariots of Fire).

Given that Dino DeLaurentiis insisted on popular artists to score his movies at that time, it's a fair bet that hiring Vangelis was his idea -- the potential for a best-selling album being a major incentive.

The details are anyone's guess, but I suspect it was another "tug of war" between production company and record label, prompting Vangelis to throw up his hands in disgust and say "Lets just forget the whole thing!"

Fortunately we have Twilight Time's Blu-ray. It is missing the 20-minute suite, and it may be mono, but it's the real McCoy.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

You can still download the BSX recording (I know, anathema to the CD ONLY crowd)
https://amzn.to/2xDMn0z

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

You can still download the BSX recording (I know, anathema to the CD ONLY crowd)
https://amzn.to/2xDMn0z


You can go here and get the album in 24Bit Wav files, Mp3 and the digital booklet for $8.99

https://tinyurl.com/y4f8mkkx

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

The BSX release is excellent.

Graham

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Another instance where a period piece is ' ruined' by " anachronistic" synth.

Right Brother Sol?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

Another instance where a period piece is ' ruined' by " anachronistic" synth.

Right Brother Sol?


Not at all. The music adds a claustrophobic atmosphere to the film brilliantly. You can virtually feel the sweat and heat in the main title. Vangelis did a brilliant job.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   akhnaton   (Member)

I would not be surprised if Vangelis originally wanted to release a Bounty soundtrack -- that extended "suite" which follows the end title seems very-much like the B-side of an album (much like the suite which makes-up the B-side of Chariots of Fire).

Given that Dino DeLaurentiis insisted on popular artists to score his movies at that time, it's a fair bet that hiring Vangelis was his idea -- the potential for a best-selling album being a major incentive.

The details are anyone's guess, but I suspect it was another "tug of war" between production company and record label, prompting Vangelis to throw up his hands in disgust and say "Lets just forget the whole thing!"

Fortunately we have Twilight Time's Blu-ray. It is missing the 20-minute suite, and it may be mono, but it's the real McCoy.


When did Twilight Time release a Blu-ray of this film? Did I miss it?

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Another instance where a period piece is ' ruined' by " anachronistic" synth.

Right Brother Sol?


Man, you are SO wrong. I'm so glad Williams or some other guy didn't write a silly orchestral score for this.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Another instance where a period piece is ' ruined' by " anachronistic" synth.

Right Brother Sol?


Not at all. The music adds a claustrophobic atmosphere to the film brilliantly. You can virtually feel the sweat and heat in the main title. Vangelis did a brilliant job.


I was being ironic.....

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Another instance where a period piece is ' ruined' by " anachronistic" synth.

Right Brother Sol?


Man, you are SO wrong. I'm so glad Williams or some other guy didn't write a silly orchestral score for this.


Again.... See the quotes around " ruined"?
I am teasing Solium who insists period pieces are exempt from synths!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

My copy just arrived, I can't wait to listen!

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Another instance where a period piece is ' ruined' by " anachronistic" synth.

Right Brother Sol?


Man, you are SO wrong. I'm so glad Williams or some other guy didn't write a silly orchestral score for this.


Again.... See the quotes around " ruined"?
I am teasing Solium who insists period pieces are exempt from synths!


I had a feeling you may have been ironic, but I couldn't be sure...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2019 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

When did Twilight Time release a Blu-ray of this film? Did I miss it?

It was released in 2015. Technically it is "out of print" but still available from Amazon.com...

https://www.amazon.com/Blu-ray-ANTHONY-HOPKINS-LAURENCE-OLIVIER/dp/B00VBTDEI4/ref=tmm_blu_title_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Be sure to order the Twilight Time Blu-ray. The Kino Lorber release does not have the isolated music.

Again, the music track is mono, but despite that, it sounds exceptionally good.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2019 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Another instance where a period piece is ' ruined' by " anachronistic" synth.

Right Brother Sol?


Who's paying attention to the synth score in a film full of perfectly tanned naked islanders?

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2019 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Another instance where a period piece is ' ruined' by " anachronistic" synth.

Right Brother Sol?


Who's paying attention to the synth score in a film full of perfectly tanned naked islanders?


Naked?!

Gonna hafta rewatch that one!

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2019 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

solium:
Who's paying attention to the synth score in a film full of perfectly tanned naked islanders?


Fans of scoring, obviously. ;-)

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2019 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Another instance where a period piece is ' ruined' by " anachronistic" synth.

Right Brother Sol?


Who's paying attention to the synth score in a film full of perfectly tanned naked islanders?


Non-gays perhaps? Doesn't THE BOUNTY have an almost all-male cast?

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2019 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Only on board the ship.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2019 - 8:22 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Another instance where a period piece is ' ruined' by " anachronistic" synth.

Right Brother Sol?


Who's paying attention to the synth score in a film full of perfectly tanned naked islanders?


Non-gays perhaps? Doesn't THE BOUNTY have an almost all-male cast?

Only on board the ship.


If I remember correctly the shipmates humped a few sheep too.

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2019 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.