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The latest release from Intrada is an expanded edition of the score to SILVER BULLET, the 1985 film version of Stephen King's Cycle of the Werewolf, composed by Emmy winner Jay Chattaway.


The latest release from Quartet is a two-disc set featuring the music for Harold Faltermeyer's first collaboration with the producing team of Simpson-Bruckheimer (Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun), the 1984 romantic thriller THIEF OF HEARTS, featuring both the full Faltermeyer score as well as the songs & cues featured on the original soundtrack release.


Justin Hurwitz won this year's Golden Globe for Best Original Score - Motion Picture for BABYLON, and Kala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani and Rahul Sipligunj won Best Original Song - Motion Picture for "Naatu Naatu" from RRR

More score award winners from other organizations are listed "below the fold":

Atlanta Film Critics Circle - THE BATMAN, Michael Giacchino
Boston Online Film Critics Association - BABLYON, Justin Hurwitz
Boston Society of Film Critics - RRR, M.M. Keeravani
Chicago Film Critics Association - BABYLON, Justin Hurwitz
Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association - GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO, Alexandre Desplat 
Florida Film Critics Circle  - BABYLON, Justin Hurwitz 
Greater Western New York Film Critics Association - THE BATMAN, Michael Giacchino 
Las Vegas Film Critics Society - GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO - Alexandre Desplat
Los Angeles Film Critics Assocation - RRR, M.M. Keeravani 
New York Film Critics Online - ELVIS, Elliot Wheeler
North Carolina Film Critics Association - THE BATMAN, Michael Giacchino
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle  - BABYLON, Justin Hurwitz 
Phoenix Critics Circle - BABYLON, Justin Hurwitz
Phoenix Film Critics Society - BABYLON, Justin Hurwitz 
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle - RRR, M.M. Keeravani
Southeastern Film Critics Association - THE BATMAN, Michael Giacchino
Utah Film Critics Association - THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN, Carter Burwell 
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association - THE BATMAN, Michael Giacchino


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Chaplin - John Barry - La-La Land
Doctor Who: Series 13 - The Specials
 - Segun Akinola - Silva
Friday the 13th Part 2 - Harry Manfredini - La-La Land
Silver Bullet - Jay Chattaway - Intrada Special Collection
Till - Abel Korzeniowski - Decca 


IN THEATERS TODAY

The Devil Conspiracy - Anne-Kathrin Dern
Door Mouse - Ketan Jogia
House Party - Music Supervisor: Keir Lehman
Jethica - John Bowers
The Offering - Christopher Young - Score CD due Jan. 29 on Notefornote
Plane - Marco Beltrami, Marcus Trumpp
The Price We Pay - Aldo Shllaku
Skinamarink - no original score


COMING SOON

January 20
Halloween Ends - John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel E. Davies
January 27
The English - Federico Jusid - Silva (import)
February 3
The Offering
- Christopher Young - Notefornote
February 24
The Retaliators - Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein - Better Noise 
March 3
Interview with the Vampire - Daniel Hart - Milan
April 14
Babylon - Justin Hurwitz - Interscope
Date Unknown
El ultimo viaje
- Stelvio Cipriani - CSC
Peccato Senza Malizia
- Stelvio Cipriani - CSC
Thief of Hearts
- Harold Faltermeyer - Quartet


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

January 13 - Richard Addinsell born (1904)
January 13 - Bruno Coulais born (1954)
January 13 - Trevor Rabin born (1954)
January 13 - Frederick Hollander begins recording his score for Sabrina (1954)
January 13 - Richard Hazard records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “Kitara” (1971)
January 13 - John Frizzell records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Proving Ground” (2004)
January 14 - Hans J. Salter born (1896)
January 14 - Mark Lawrence born (1921)
January 14 - Lex de Azevedo born (1943)
January 14 - T Bone Burnett born (1948)
January 14 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording score to The Great Escape (1963)
January 14 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Von Ryan’s Express (1965)
January 14 - Dave Grohl born (1969)
January 14 - Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for Plaza Suite (1971)
January 14 - Harry Nilsson died (1994)
January 14 - Emil Stern died (1997)
January 14 - Fred Myrow died (1999)
January 14 - Harvey R. Cohen died (2007)
January 14 - Angela Morley died (2009)
January 15 - Alessandro Cicognini born (1906)
January 15 - Cy Feuer born (1911)
January 15 - Kenyon Hopkins born (1912)
January 15 - Fonce Mizell born (1943) 
January 15 - Don Caron born (1955)
January 15 - David Raksin begins recording his score for The Vintage (1957)
January 15 - Franz Waxman begins recording his score for Count Your Blessings (1959)
January 15 - Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the pilot episode of Archer (1975)
January 15 - John Cavacas begins recording his score for the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “Journey to Oasis” (1981)
January 15 - Georges Delerue records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Dorothy and Ben" (1986)
January 15 - Georges Delerue records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Without Diana" (1987)
January 15 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "11001001" (1988)
January 15 - Les Baxter died (1996)
January 16 - Kenyon Emrys-Roberts born (1923)
January 16 - Alain Jessua born (1932)
January 16 - John Carpenter born (1948)
January 16 - Franz Waxman begins recording his score for A Place in the Sun (1951)
January 16 - Nicholas Carras records his score for Date Bait (1959)
January 16 - Atticus Ross born (1968)
January 16 - John Williams begins recording his score to The Fury (1978)
January 16 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Parallax” (1995)
January 16 - James Horner begins recording his score for Casper (1995)
January 17 - Ryuichi Sakamoto born (1952)
January 17 - Charles Bernstein begins recording his score for Love at First Bite (1979)
January 17 - John Williams begins recording his score to Return of the Jedi (1983)
January 17 - Harry Robinson died (1996)
January 17 - Rolf Wilhelm died (2013)
January 18 - W. Franke Harling born (1887)
January 18 - Richard LaSalle born (1918)
January 18 - Jonathan Davis born (1971)
January 18 - Cyril J. Mockridge died (1979)
January 18 - Johnny Harris records his score for the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “Ardala Returns” (1980)
January 18 - Basil Poledouris begins recording his score for Conan the Barbarian (1982)
January 18 - George Stoll died (1985)
January 18 - Joseph Gershenson died (1988)
January 18 - Karl de Groof died (2007)
January 18 - Frank Lewin died (2008)
January 19 - Gerard Schurmann born (1924)
January 19 - Stu Phillips born (1929)
January 19 - Michael Boddicker born (1953)
January 19 - Jerome Moross begins recording his score to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
January 19 - Recording sessions begin for Cyril Mockidge’s score to The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
January 19 - John Williams records his score for The Ghostbreaker (1965)
January 19 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording electronic cues for Logan's Run (1976)
January 19 - Don Costa died (1983)
January 19 - David Shire records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Moving Day" (1987) 
January 19 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Life Support” (1995)
January 19 - Bjorn Isfalt died (1997) 

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

THE FABELMANS - John Williams

"In making this nostalgic and unapologetically sentimental look back, Spielberg has brought an absolutely incredible team along with him. Co-written by Tony Kusher (Lincoln) and Spielberg (his first screenplay since 2001’s 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence'), 'The Fabelmans' takes great care in bringing Spielberg’s story to life, and even though this is an extremely personal story, 'The Fabelmans' always remains poignant and almost emotionally overwhelming. Janusz Kaminski’s warm cinematography adds the glow of memory and love for a time long past in every frame, while John Williams’ score is naturally moving, yet never overwhelms the story at hand."
 
Ros Binaime, Collider 
 
"In other words, the bittersweet elegy that is 'The Fabelmans' feels like the climax of all-things-Spielberg, once again caressed by Janusz Kaminski‘s crisp, gleaming lens and John Williams‘ gently nostalgic score. It’s a delicate and sprawling work, one that lovingly honors Spielberg’s Jewish upbringing on the one hand and openly laments his parents’ parting with startling honesty and generosity on the other, with his film obsession remaining a constant through it all. That passion for cinema is Spielberg’s entry into 'The Fabelmans,' with the young and visibly scared Sammy Fabelman (portrayed by Mateo Zoryan Francis-DeFord in childhood) standing outside of a movie theater with his parents Mitzi (Michelle Williams, sensational and otherworldly in one of her career-best roles) and Burt (Paul Dano, quietly poignant), reluctant about watching his first movie, 'The Greatest Show on Earth.' But Cecil B. DeMille does his trick, and Sammy gets bitten by the movie bug right then and there, leaving the theater with a pair of preciously wide-open eyes that will be warmly familiar to any cinephile who can recall the moment their own love for film was born."
 
Tomris Laffly, The Playlist 

"In crafting 'The Fabelmans,' Spielberg harnessed several of his frequent collaborators: co-scriptwriter Tony Kushner, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, editors Sarah Broshar and Michael Kahn, and composer John Williams -- all of whom add their signature polish to this most personal Spielberg delectation. Notably, Sammy’s experiences as a victim of antisemitism also make up a significant portion of the drama, a facet of the story that has become culturally topical again."
 
Marjorie Baumgarten, The Austin Chronicle 

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theaters.

January 13
BLUE VELVET (Angelo Badalamenti) [Los Feliz 3]
BOTTLE ROCKET (Mark Mothersbaugh) [New Beverly]
DJANGO UNCHAINED [New Beverly]
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 6: JASON LIVES (Harry Manfredini) [Alamo Drafthouse]
JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (Harry Manfredini) [Alamo Drafthouse]
LIONS LOVE (...AND LIES) (Joseph Byrd) [Academy Museum]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (Howard Shore) [Alamo Drafthouse] 

January 14
AMARCORD (Nino Rota) [Aero]
BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (Shirley Walker) [New Beverly]

BIG TOP PEE-WEE (Danny Elfman) [Academy Museum]
THE DARJEELING LIMITED [BrainDead Studios]
IDENTIFICATION MARKS: NONE (Kryzysztof Sadowski) [Los Feliz 3]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (Howard Shore) [Alamo Drafthouse]
MODEL SHOP [Academy Museum]
PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (Danny Elfman) [New Beverly]
SAMURAI WOLF (Toshiaki Tsushima) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
SUBMARINE (Andrew Hewitt) [Los Feliz 3]
THE VIGIL (Michael Yezerski) [New Beverly]
WINGS OF DESIRE (Jurgen Knieper) [BrainDead Studios]

January 15
BLUE VELVET (Angelo Badalamenti) [Los Feliz 3]
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (John Williams) [Academy Museum]
GLORY (James Horner) [Fine Arts]
HUGO (Howard Shore) [Aero]
JOHNNY EAGER (Bronislau Kaper) [Los Feliz 3]
KAGEMUSHA (Shinichiro Ikebe) [BrainDead Studios]
PADDINGTON (Nick Urata) [BrainDead Studios]
PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (Danny Elfman) [New Beverly]
THE RED SHOES (Brian Easdale) [Alamo Drafthouse]
SAMURAI WOLF II (Toshiaki Tsushima) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
SERPICO (Mikis Theodorakis) [Academy Museum]
SPARTACUS (Alex North) [New Beverly]
VERTIGO (Bernard Herrmann) [Aero]
WALKOVER (Andrzej Trzaskowski) [Los Feliz 3] 

January 16
ATTACK (Frank De Vol), TEN SECONDS TO HELL (Kenneth V. Jones) [New Beverly]
AUTOPSY (Ennio Morricone) [Los Feliz 3]
CLEMENCY (Kathryn Bostic) [Aero]
LAST ACTION HERO (Michael Kamen) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (Howard Shore) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
NATURAL BORN KILLERS [Los Feliz 3]

January 17
ATTACK (Frank De Vol), TEN SECONDS TO HELL (Kenneth V. Jones) [New Beverly]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (Howard Shore) [Alamo Drafthouse]  
SUNRISE [Academy Museum]
TOP OF THE HEAP (J.J. Johnson) [Alamo Drafthouse]
TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME (Angelo Badalementi) [Los Feliz 3]
VIDEODDROME (Howard Shore) [Aero]
THE WOUNDED MAN (Fiorenzo Carpi) [Los Feliz 3]

January 18
BARRIER (Krzystof Komeda) [Los Feliz 3]
EIGHT MEN OUT (Mason Daring) [Los Feliz 3]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (Howard Shore) [Alamo Drafthouse]   
THE PASSENGER [New Beverly]
TOP OF THE HEAP (J.J. Johnson) [Alamo Drafthouse]

January 19
STORY OF MY DEATH, HONOR OF THE KNIGHTS (Ferran Font, Christian Vogel) [Aero]
THE WOUNDED MAN (Fiorenzo Carpi) [Los Feliz 3] 

January 20
BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF (Joseph LoDuca) [Alamo Drafthouse]
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (John Williams) [BrainDead Studios]
THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV (Marc Verdaguer) [Los Feliz 3]
DJANGO UNCHAINED [New Beverly]
THE GOONIES (Dave Grusin) [Alamo Drafthouse]
GUMMO [New Beverly]
LIBERTE [Los Feliz 3]
SOME LIKE IT HOT (Adolph Deutsch) [BrainDead Studios]

January 21
BRINGING OUT THE DEAD (Elmer Bernstein) [Los Feliz 3]
CASTLE IN THE SKY (Joe Hisaishi) [New Beverly]
HANDS UP! [Los Feliz 3]
INLAND EMPIRE (David Lynch) [BrainDead Studios]
IVANS XTC. (Matt Schultz, Elmo Weber) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
THE LAND BEFORE TIME (James Horner) [Academy Museum]
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (Howard Shore) [Alamo Drafthouse]
NIGHT MOVES (Michael Small) [Academy Museum]
OVARIAN PSYCOS (Jimmy Lavalle) [Los Feliz 3]
SHANE (Victor Young), MONTE WALSH (John Barry) [New Beverly]
3 WOMEN (Gerald Busby) [BrainDead Studios]
THE VIGIL (Michael Yeserzki) [New Beverly]

January 22
ANIMAL CRACKERS [Los Feliz 3]
BIRDSONG [Los Feliz 3]
CABARET (John Kander, Ralph Burns) [Alamo Drafthouse]
CASTLE IN THE SKY (Joe Hisaishi) [New Beverly]
DARK CITY (Trevor Jones) [BrainDead Studios]
GLORY (James Horner) [Fine Arts] 
THE GOONIES (Dave Grusin) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE (Bo Harwood) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
ORLANDO (David Motion, Sally Potter) [BrainDead Studios]
REDS (Stephen Sondheim, Dave Grusin) [Academy Museum]
ROMAN HOLIDAY (Georges Auric) [Fine Arts]
SHANE (Victor Young), MONTE WALSH (John Barry) [New Beverly]
TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER (Chu Ishikawa) [BrainDead Studios]
THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (John Williams) [Academy Museum]
THE WOUNDED MAN (Fiorenzo Carpi) [Los Feliz 3]  


THINGS I'VE HEARD, READ, SEEN OR WATCHED LATELY

Heard: Nouvelle Vague (various), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Elfman), Sunrise (Brock), Gravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones (various), Orbitones, Spoon Harps & Bellophones (various), Dinosaur (Howard)

Read: Red Chameleon, by Stuart M. Kaminsky

Seen: Last Flight Home; Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical; Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song; Bonnie and Clyde; Valley of the Dolls; The Big Rascal; Shaolin Kung Fu Master; All the Beauty and the Bloodshed; RRR

Watched: Penny Dreadful ("No Beast So Fierce"); 30 Rock ("Cutbacks"); Person of Interest ("Mission Creep"); The Venture Bros. ("Tanks for Nuthin'"); True Detective ("If You Have Ghosts"); What We Do in the Shadows ("Nouveau Theatre des Vampires"); Westworld ("Well Enough Alone"); You're the Worst ("Twenty-Two")

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Re: the Fabelmans

I beg forgiveness but during the film scenes with Sammy's movies shown I noticed that during his western movie the score to Magnificent Seven was used. In another I think I heard the music from Ben-Hur and others I could not recognize.

Perhaps someone else on this website saw the film and can help me out. Hey Dogplant help

I am chagrined I could not recognize the others.

Only saw it once and as usual I will watch Mr. Spielberg's movie more times then that.



Re: the Fabelmans

I beg forgiveness but during the film scenes with Sammy's movies shown I noticed that during his western movie the score to Magnificent Seven was used. In another I think I heard the music from Ben-Hur and others I could not recognize.

Perhaps someone else on this website saw the film and can help me out. Hey Dogplant help

I am chagrined I could not recognize the others.

Only saw it once and as usual I will watch Mr. Spielberg's movie more times then that.


Magnificent Seven was definitely used - which I noticed particularly because when that scene took place (early 1960s), Bernstein's M7 music was not yet actually available on LP (it would not be released until the Return of the Seven LP in 1966, a few years after when that scene was set). I suspect there was at least one person involved with the production nerdy enough to notice that, but obviously it's the kind of minor detail that only people on this site would care about.

Captain From Castile is also heard, possibly during the scene of the beach party movie.

Re: the Fabelmans

I beg forgiveness but during the film scenes with Sammy's movies shown I noticed that during his western movie the score to Magnificent Seven was used. In another I think I heard the music from Ben-Hur and others I could not recognize.

Perhaps someone else on this website saw the film and can help me out. Hey Dogplant help

I am chagrined I could not recognize the others.

Only saw it once and as usual I will watch Mr. Spielberg's movie more times then that.


Magnificent Seven was definitely used - which I noticed particularly because when that scene took place (early 1960s), Bernstein's M7 music was not yet actually available on LP (it would not be released until the Return of the Seven LP in 1966, a few years after when that scene was set). I suspect there was at least one person involved with the production nerdy enough to notice that, but obviously it's the kind of minor detail that only people on this site would care about.

Captain From Castile is also heard, possibly during the scene of the beach party movie.


Yes, Captain From Castile was absolutely used in his beach party movie, I recall humming along with that music while sitting in the theater and sad when it was cut short!

Regarding the Mag 7 score, I also had the same realization, that the score wasn't available on LP at all during its release so it wouldn't have been possible for Sammy to own it, not until 1966 with the Return of the Mag 7 LP recording. But it didn't at all ruin my utter enjoyment of hearing this music used in this context and enjoyment of The Fabelmans overall! Maybe... was Mag 7 aired on broadcast TV at all in the early 60's? Could be that Sammy used his reel-to-reel recording device to record the music from a TV broadcast?

Here are the film music source cues – not including folk songs, classical repertoire, and pop songs – as they are listed in "The Fablemans" end credits:

"The Greatest Show on Earth" by Victor Young, Ned Washington
'Overland Stage' from "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" by Cyril Mockridge
"The Magnificent Seven" by Elmer Bernstein
'Buffalo Stampede' and 'This is the West' from "How the West Was Won" by Alfred Newman
'Ethan Returns' from "The Searchers" by Max Steiner
'Raw-Hide' by Fred Lincoln Wray Jr. and Milton Grant
'Captain from Castile Suite' from "Captain from Castile" by Alfred Newman

From memory, not all of these accompany Sammy's films (I believe "Greatest Show" and "Valance" were diegetic to Sammy's cinema experiences) but I enjoyed the whimsical way they showed Sammy with his LP turntable and reel-to-reel tape deck tucked in beside his projector. An amusing nod to any wannabe filmmaker who has struggled to bring home-made epics to life.

For anyone that missed it, Spielberg gave a terrific encapsulation of his musical tastes, sharing 'the soundtrack of his life' with BBC Desert Island Discs journalist Lauren Laverne, at the link below (43 minutes, expires Sunday, Jan. 15):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001g8m4

Check out the non-chronological release of films in the dreadful EMPIRE OF LIGHT.

Here are the film music source cues – not including folk songs, classical repertoire, and pop songs – as they are listed in "The Fablemans" end credits:

"The Greatest Show on Earth" by Victor Young, Ned Washington
'Overland Stage' from "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" by Cyril Mockridge
"The Magnificent Seven" by Elmer Bernstein
'Buffalo Stampede' and 'This is the West' from "How the West Was Won" by Alfred Newman
'Ethan Returns' from "The Searchers" by Max Steiner
'Raw-Hide' by Fred Lincoln Wray Jr. and Milton Grant
'Captain from Castile Suite' from "Captain from Castile" by Alfred Newman

From memory, not all of these accompany Sammy's films (I believe "Greatest Show" and "Valance" were diegetic to Sammy's cinema experiences) but I enjoyed the whimsical way they showed Sammy with his LP turntable and reel-to-reel tape deck tucked in beside his projector. An amusing nod to any wannabe filmmaker who has struggled to bring home-made epics to life.



This is correct. Magnificent Seven was used for Fabelman's Western screening; How the West Was Won cues underscore his war movie; and the Conquest March from Captain from Castile is the concluding slow motion race sequence at his senior class movie screening. Ethan Returns, I think, was used briefly near the end of the film when Fabelman meets a certain noted director of Westerns.

Check out the non-chronological release of films in the dreadful EMPIRE OF LIGHT.

At first I thought it was just because of some films getting released in the UK much later than in the US, but by the end the timing seemed pretty random, or at least scheduled for dramatic impact as opposed to reality (for example, I suspect BEING THERE, released in the U.S. at the very end of 1979, would not be playing in the UK in mid-late 1981.)

I did like hearing John Morris' ELEPHANT MAN theme playing faintly in the background in one scene, presumably from the auditorium.

I haven't seen THE FABELMANS yet, so I haven't heard the specific MAGNIFICENT SEVEN track used in the picture. While it's (amazingly) true that there was no MAGNIFICENT SEVEN soundtrack LP, the main title was included on a very popular United Artists LP anthology of movie hits of the day, (EXODUS, et al). Might that be the track utilized in FABELMANS?


At first I thought it was just because of some films getting released in the UK much later than in the US, but by the end the timing seemed pretty random, or at least scheduled for dramatic impact as opposed to reality (for example, I suspect BEING THERE, released in the U.S. at the very end of 1979, would not be playing in the UK in mid-late 1981.)


Forty years ago, movies played for a LOT longer in cinemas, and the theater in Empire Of Light was clearly a second-run one that had seen better days (with an entire third floor left boarded up and unused). Go read the Arts section for a newspaper from the early 80s, and you'll often see movies showing at specific theaters years after the fact.

Magnificent Seven was definitely used - which I noticed particularly because when that scene took place (early 1960s), Bernstein's M7 music was not yet actually available on LP (it would not be released until the Return of the Seven LP in 1966, a few years after when that scene was set). I suspect there was at least one person involved with the production nerdy enough to notice that, but obviously it's the kind of minor detail that only people on this site would care about.

Perhaps a movie that establishes it's opening as January 10, 1952 and then follows it up with a scene showing houses decorated with Christmas lights and discussions of Hanukkah presents isn't that interested in real world chronology. :)

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