War Memorial

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

'Saving Private Ryan' 'Saving Private Ryan' (© Amblin Entertainment)

Movies have depicted and examined the conflict of war again and again. From tales of heroism and valor, to stories of ambivalence and fear, the life or death drama of war has been viewed from many angles.

David Garland presents highlights from several war movie scores, including Elmer Bernstein's "The Great Escape," Jerry Goldsmith's "Patton," Bernard Herrmann's "The Naked and the Dead," John Williams' "Saving Private Ryan," Carmine & Francis Coppola's "Apocalypse Now," Johnny Mandel's "The Americanization of Emily," and Thomas Newman's "Jarhead."


Comments [4]

Barry Owen Furrer

Although the first was a made-for-TV movie and the latter, a television documentary, Bill Conti's main theme for North And South and Robert Russell Bennett's 13-hour score for Victory At Sea still stirs the soul as well as John Philip Sousa's music in the movie loosely based on his 1928 autobiography - Marching Along. Thank you to all servicewomen and men past and present for all the sacrifices you've made and continue to make.

May. 26 2012 10:54 PM
David Garland

Thanks, Marc, I'm glad to know that "Twelve O'Clock High" has been released!

Here's the playlist, showing Composer-Film-Piece-Label:

Jerry Goldsmith - Patton - Main Title - Intrada

Carmine & Francis Coppola - Apocalypse Now - The Delta - Nonesuch

Gerald Fried - Too Late the Hero - Too Late the Hero - GFC

Dimitri Tiomkin - The Guns of Navarone - Legend of Navarone - Varese Sarabande

Ron Goodwin - Operation Crossbow - Flying Bomb - Film Score Monthly

Jerry Goldsmith - A Gathering of Eagles - Green Flash Alert - Varese Sarabande

Hans Zimmer – The Thin Red Line - Beam, Air - RCA Victor

John Williams - Saving Private Ryan - Hymn to the Fallen - Dreamworks

Bernard Herrmann – The Battle of Neretva - Battle of Neretva:Prelude - Tribute Film Classics

Bernard Herrmann - The Naked and the Dead - The Naked and The Dead:Prelude - Tribute Film Classics

Johnny Mandel - The Americanization of Emily - Now There's an Angle - Film Score Monthly

Thomas Newman - Jarhead - Desert Storm - Decca

Elmer Bernstein - The Great Escape - Main Title, The Chase/First Casualty - Intrada

May. 26 2012 10:33 PM

12 O'Clock High was issued by Screen Archives Entertainment. The first 18 tracks are for DOWN to the SEA in SHIPS. 12 tracks for 12 including 3 alternates for the Main Title and two for the trailer scores.

May. 26 2012 09:44 PM
Marc Cerasini from New York City

You've heard it before, but I have to say Movies on the Radio is my favorite show. I'm looking forward to tonight's timely War Memorial show, especially. Hoping you'll play some of Jerry Goldsmith's fabulous score for THE BLUE MAX, and maybe a snippet of Benjamin Frankel's music for THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE.

I thoroughly enjoyed your take on sound design as film score, and hope you have a second installment (with some of John Corigliano's music from ALTERED STATES, perhaps?).

All best, and thanks for the great Saturday evenings.

May. 26 2012 03:26 PM

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