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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Giant lizards crashing through the jungle! Volcanoes erupting! Cavemen running for their lives! For the sake of an exciting visual spectacle, Hollywood is happy to mix and match eras to bring us prehistory on the silver screen.

The music for cinematic dinosaurs tends toward blaring french horns and rumbling bass drums, but host David Garland has found there's a range of dinosaur-inspired music composed for such movies as One Million Years B.C., Jurrasic Park, Dinosaurus!, The Lost World, and others.

Music featured in this episode:

Ronald Stein - Dinosaurus! - Main Title

Jerry Goldsmith - Baby: Secret of the Lost legend - No Problem, Dad

Mario Nascimbene - One Million Years B.C. - Cosmic Sequence, The Pteranodon Carries Loana to its Nest

Jerome Moross - The Valley of the Gwangi - The Landscape/The Forbidden Valley/Pterodactyl Attack

Ronald Stein - Dinosaurus! - Julio and the Brontosaurus, The Evacuation/Bart Kills the Tyranosaurus

John Williams - Jurrasic Park - Theme from Jurrasic Park; My Friend, The Brachiosaurus

Mario Nascimbene - Creatures the World Forgot - Main Title, Wild Dance

Paul Sawtell - The Lost World - Monstrous Footprints

John Scott - The People That Time Forgot - Main Title, Stegosaurus Story

Comments [2]

Valerie from Bronx, NY

I noticed on Movies on the Radio, that you mentioned you couldn't understand all of "The Flintstone's lyrics. Well, I'm sure most have the same problem. Here they are:

Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones.
They're the modern stone age family.
From the town of Bedrock,
They're a page right out of history.
Let's ride with the family down the street.
Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet.
When you're with the Flintstones
you'll have a yabba dabba doo time.
A dabba doo time.
You'll have a gay old time.

There is a website that has a listing of TV theme. Classic-tv.com.

All the best.

Aug. 29 2011 07:43 PM
edward from nyc

It's interesting; Ronald Stein's music sounds so much like the music written for Kurasawa's films! I have a nice 7-CD set of the composer's music (Masaru Satô) and when the first track came on, I thought it must be from Gojira (I think Sato wrote the music for that too). Thanks for the nice program!

Aug. 27 2011 09:39 PM

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