Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Jack The Giant Killer Movie Suite

Jack The Giant Killer Suite
Music by Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter

This is the original movie suite from 1962 that shows that although we now have synthesizers to assist with the task of scoring a fantasy adventure, things have not really changed too much. The two composers were Hollywood veterans who had both worked on a wide range of horror and "B" movies for various studios that came together and did a pretty good job. The main theme that starts this suite is bombastic, full of energy and filled with hope. The listening experience does taper off into a melo-dramatic barrage of motifs and cues that made me think I was listening to a love story instead of a work of fantasy. With timing of 17:48, this is over quickly, but not before we have some fun. I hope you enjoy this classic.  -MJ



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