Tag: Franz Waxman

BR: Peyton Place (1957)

BR: Peyton Place (1957)

May 1, 2017 | By

The backstory behind the creation of the source novel for Fox’s hit film version is no less fascinating: after writing her first novel over several years, housewife Grace Metalious’ efforts were published in 1956, sold 60,000 copies in its first 10 days on sale, 100,000 copies within its first month, and 12 million over time…

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BR: Beloved Infidel (1959)

BR: Beloved Infidel (1959)

February 24, 2014 | By

Had famed American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald died young in the present day, there’s no doubt a tell-all book, if not a TV movie about his relationship with gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, would’ve been produced and released within a year or two after his death…

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CD: Crime in the Streets (1956)

CD: Crime in the Streets (1956)

December 6, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / C . Rating: Excellent Label: Varese Sarabande CD Club/ Released: Oct 12, 2009 Tracks & Album Length: 7 tracks / (41:51) . Special Notes: 8-page booklet with liner notes by John W. Waxman / Limited to 1500 copies. . Composer: Franz Waxman . . Review: Franz Waxman was no stranger […]

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‘Watch it Without Glasses!’

‘Watch it Without Glasses!’

July 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Editor’s Blog on CinemaScope and reviews of The Robe (Fox) and Demetrius and the Gladiators (Twilight Time), plus Bella Darvi in Hell and High Water (Fox), and soundtrack reviews of Alfred Newman’s The Robe (La-La Land) and Franz Waxman’s Demetrius and the Gladiators (FSM).

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CD: Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

CD: Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

July 7, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / D . Rating: Excellent Label: Film Score Monthly/ Released: January, 2002 Tracks & Album Length: 29 tracks / (61:52) . Special Notes: 16-page colour booklet with liner notes by Lukas Kendall and Christopher Husted / Limited to 3,000 copies. . Composer: Franz Waxman, Alfred Newman (“The Robe”theme) . . Review: […]

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BR: Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

BR: Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

July 7, 2012 | By

Film: Very Good Transfer: Excellent Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time Region: All Released: March, 2012 Genre: Biblical Epic / Sword and Sandal / Drama Synopsis: After the death of Gallio, Demetrius and Peter attempt to propagate the beauty of Christianty, but morals are put to the test when Demetrius is forced to fight to the […]

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Film: Lure of the Wilderness (1952)

Film: Lure of the Wilderness (1952)

March 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / J to L . Film: Good / DVD Transfer: n/a / DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Drama / Suspense Synopsis: A trapper discovers a convicted murderer in the Okefenokee Swamp, and starts to fall for his hot daughter. Special Features: n/a . . […]

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DVD: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

DVD: My Cousin Rachel (1952)

September 28, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / M . Film: Very Good / DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: 0 (NTSC) / Released: September 13, 2011 Genre: Gothic Romance / Drama / Suspense Synopsis: A young man sets out to unmask his cousin’s widow as a gold digger, only […]

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Doing it right: Gerhardt, Korngold, and RCA

Doing it right: Gerhardt, Korngold, and RCA

April 4, 2011 | By

First reviews of the newly remastered CDs of the classic RCA released, Charles Gerhardt conducted, George Korngold produced Classic Film Music series from the seventies, plus an appreciation of this enduring string of audiophile albums…

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CD: Sunset Boulevard – Classic Film Music of Franz Waxman (1974)

CD: Sunset Boulevard – Classic Film Music of Franz Waxman (1974)

April 4, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / S . Rating: Excellent Label: RCA Red Seal/ Released: March 1, 2011 Tracks & Album Length: 8 tracks / (53:00) . Special Notes: n/a. . Composer: Franz Waxman . . Review: Franz Waxman will always be a giant among Golden Age film composers, largely because even a brief sampling of […]

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