Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Nov 13, 2013.
That would be great.
Not really carelessness, they just don't give a s***.
Finally, I found a copy with reasonable price tag on Amazon.jp MP and ordered it today.
It's grim music but a classic score.
It's a grim story. Well-told, but a downer nonetheless. One thing about all Fred Zinnemann-directed films: the attention to detail in the audio is impressive. This goes back to Eyes in the Night, a 1940s B movie directed by him. Watch and listen to Day of the Jackal to experience this. Those long shotgun mics are used to exploit the tiniest aural details.
I also have great affection for A Man for All Seasons as Zinnemann's with it tough but uplifting faith message.
I woke up this morning with the NUN'S STORY theme in my head, I kid you not. After all this time. It has a great main title but I wish it would get the hell out of my brain today.. Hard to snap your fingers to it..
I read this thread years ago, it clued me to pick up this CD in a used bin this weekend. I never would have known to check it out otherwise. Great music and a great story!
Grim music, but beautiful.
To add some more background, I think the reason sessions were started in Italy was because of a huge U.S. musicians strike going on in Hollywood then. It's the only reason why Warners would spend the money to send Ray Heindorf way over to Italy to record.
It's also the reason that Bernard Herrmann didn't conduct his own score for VERTIGO and why it was recorded in a couple of different locations in Europe. They started recording VERTIGO in England, but then the English musicians decided the join the strike, and the recording had to be finished in Vienna.
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