GREGORY PECK Centennial Collection – To Kill a Mockingbird & Cape Fear + Extras, Blu-ray (1961 & 2/2016)
A fine remastering of one the most important films ever made. GREGORY PECK Centennial Collection – Remastering of To Kill a Mockingbird & Cape Fear + Extras, Blu-ray (1961 & 2/2016) Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Brock Peters, Robert Duvall, Phillip Alford Studio: Universal Pictures 61181322 (10/11/16) 2 discs Directors: J. […]
Bernard Herrmann film scores in startling surround sound! BERNARD HERRMANN : The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann – Journey to the Center of the Earth; The 7th Voyage of Sinbad; The Day The Earth Stood Still; Fahrenheit 451 – National Philharmonic Orch./ Bernard Herrmann – HDTT [various formats including hi-res 4.0 Surround Blu-ray audio […]
“American Chamber Music” of HERRMANN, COPLAND, GERSHWIN, AND WAXMAN [TrackList follows] – The Nash Ensemble – Hyperion
Fine music but a muddled program.
“Music for Alfred Hitchcock” = HERRMANN, WAXMAN, TIOMKIN, ELFMAN – Danish Nat. Sym. Orch./ John Mauceri – Toccata Classics
Some of the best symphonic scores for Hitchcock movies, including some first recordings.
BENJAMIN: Sonata for Viola & Piano (1942); Three Violin Pieces (1921-25); A Tune & Variations. For Little People (1939); Le Tombeau de Ravel: Valse-Caprices From San Domingo; Jamaican Rumba; Sonatina for Violin & Piano (1925) – Lawrence Power, viola & violin/ Simon Crawford-Phillips, p. – Hyperion
It’s a treat to hear Arthur Benjamin whose music today, unfairly, is rather obscure.
While not a perfect film, both Hopkins and Mirren shine in this story about their relationship and the making of Psycho.
Nine recent soundtrack CDs of interest.
Said to be the best Hitchcock film which Hitchcock never made.
The two masterpieces of independent French filmmaker/artist Chris Marker.
The 5 Browns in Hollywood [TrackList below] – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae Brown, pianos – E1 Entertainment
They’ve been described as “button-down cute and somewhat otherworldly.” Most apt.