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 Posted:   Jun 8, 2023 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   The Shadow   (Member)


 Posted:   Jun 8, 2023 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Absolutely agree about Ken Wannberg, who, IMO, did a knockout job on the Canadian thriller "The Silent Partner" (which I just saw this past weekend), interpolating Oscar Peterson's thematic material into his very suspenseful underscore. I think he was very talented and could have had much more of a feature film composing career.

Indeed. Amazing score. I wonder if BSX could release it as they produced several great CDs of Mr. Wannberg's music.

For some reason, Wannberg scored several Canadian films in the late 70's to early 80's and everyone of them was fantastic. I'm guessing it had to do with the generous tax credits handed out by the Canadian tax dollars. If that was the case, it was one of those rare times where the bucks were spent for a good purpose.

 Posted:   Jun 8, 2023 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

You are damn right with this!
Ken Wannberg's maybe best score, along his for THE AMATEUR

I took a chance on this CD based on works like The Philadelphia Experiment and The Changeling and it is indeed an amazing work.

 Posted:   Jun 9, 2023 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Irv Lipscomb   (Member)

Ferde Grofe showed a great talent for film scoring based on the two he wrote in 1950--Rocketship X-M and The Return of Jesse James. Unfortunately, he didn't write any more after that year.

 Posted:   Jun 13, 2023 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   ibelin   (Member)

I haven't seen Riz Ortolani much discussed here (or anywhere else, for that matter).

 Posted:   Jun 13, 2023 - 5:25 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

George Duning
Adrian Johnston
Philippe Rombi
Philippe Sarde

Duning is lovely!!!!

More than lovely, I'd say. Whenever he got a film that wasn't asking him to be cute, pretty, or sell a song, he really impressed.

I wish he'd gotten more assignments like these.

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