Even More Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 11, 2020: Gray Skies Over Florida, the Loss of the ‘Pathétique,’ and Other Insignifica

Of Rain and Men Hello again, Dear Reader. It’s now evening here in New Hometown, Florida. The sun is low on the western horizon; sunset is not until 7:03 PM Eastern, but the light from outside is dimming ever so steadily, and it will be dark here soon. The rain showers come and go asContinue reading “Even More Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 11, 2020: Gray Skies Over Florida, the Loss of the ‘Pathétique,’ and Other Insignifica”

Music Album Review: ‘The Great Escape: Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Music Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein’

In 2011, the San Francisco Bay area-based record label/store Intrada Records released The Great Escape: Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein. This 3-CD set collects two versions of the score for producer-director John Sturges’ 1963 The Great Escape, the classic action-adventure film based on the biggest escape attempt byContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘The Great Escape: Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Music Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein’”

Digital Music Review: ‘The Great Escape Soundtrack Suite’ (Original Soundtrack Theme from ‘The Great Escape’)

Hilts:How many you taking out? Bartlett:Two hundred and fifty. Hilts:Two hundred and fifty? Bartlett:Yeah. Hilts:You’re crazy. You oughta be locked up. You, too. Two hundred and fifty guys just walkin’ down the road, just like that? Elmer Bernstein (1922-2004) was one of the most prolific and respected composers of film music in the modern era.Continue reading “Digital Music Review: ‘The Great Escape Soundtrack Suite’ (Original Soundtrack Theme from ‘The Great Escape’)”

Movie Review: ‘The Great Escape’

The Great Escape (1963) Written by: James Clavell and W.R. Burnett Based on: The Great Escape (1950), by Paul Brickhill Directed by: John Sturges Starring: Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, James Donald, James Garner, Gordon Jackson, David McCallum, Steve McQueen, Hannes Messemer, Heinz Weiss Group Captain Ramsey (BSO): Colonel Von Luger, it is the swornContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘The Great Escape’”