SH Spotlight "The most complicated project SH ever worked on?" Franz Waxman "The Nun's Story" WB soundtrack CD

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    That would be great.
     
  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Not really carelessness, they just don't give a s***.
     
  3. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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    tokyo
    Finally, I found a copy with reasonable price tag on Amazon.jp MP and ordered it today.
     
  4. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    It's grim music but a classic score.
     
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  5. kevinsinnott

    kevinsinnott Forum Coffeeologist

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    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.
     
  6. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    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..
     
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  7. noveltone

    noveltone Forum Resident

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    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!
     
  8. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Grim music, but beautiful.
     
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  9. Jskoda

    Jskoda Forum Resident

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    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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