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Preminger at Fox
Daisy Kenyon / Fallen Angel / Laura / Where the Sidewalk Ends / Whirlpool


Movie | Release date: 09/09/2013 | Format: CD
Kritzerland (0857252002623)
Limited edition: 1000 copies
 

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# Track   Duration
Fallen Angel
1.Cross Country Bus (Main Title) 
2.Eric 
3.Slowly (Sung by Alice Faye) 
4.The Andrews Blues 
5.The Sance 
6.Slowly (Instrumental) 
7.June 
8.Slowly (Instrumental #2) 
9.Eric, Stella and June 
10.Fallen Angel 
11.Slowly (Sung by Dick Haymes) and Finale 
 
Where the sidewalk ends
12.Street Scene Whistling and Fanfare 
13.Slums / Dixon Picks Up the Phone 
14.Dixon Stiffens 
15.Dixon Starts to Walk 
16.Dixon Starts to Drive On 
17.Morgan's Father Closes Door / You Look Beat, Mark 
18.Martha Exits 
19.Your Dad Never Killed Him / He Won't Be Tried 
20.Dixon Hangs Up Phone 
21.Finale 
22.Cry Baby (Alfred Newman) 
# Track   Duration
Laura
23.The Laura Suite Theme and Variations 
 
Daisy Kenyon
24.Daisy Kenyon 
25.Love on the Cape 
 
Whirlpool
26.Main Title 
27.Ann Glances Off 
28.Car Drives In 
29.Hotel Caf 
30.Slowly (Tina's Party) 
31.Ann 
32.Korvo 
33.Dr. Sutton Seated on Bed 
34.Lush Fox Trot 
35.Ann Stops Writing 
36.Ann Pulls Emergency Brake 
37.Lieutenant in Ann's Room 
38.It's the Way I Am 
39.Korvo As Nurse Exits 
40.Car Lights Flash in Window 
41.End Title 
42.Trailer 
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Kritzerland is very proud to present a 2-CD set at a 1-CD price five incredible scores on two CDs, four of them world premiere releases:

PREMINGER AT FOX

Including FALLEN ANGEL, WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS, LAURA, DAISY KENYON and WHIRLPOOL

Music Composed by David Raksin and Cyril J. Mockridge

For Preminger at Fox, we concentrate on five films, all of which were released on DVD under the Fox Film Noir umbrella. While one could argue about the use of the word noir in one instance, all five films have the look and feel of noir, theyre all very much of a piece and theyre all brilliantly directed by Otto Preminger.

Fallen Angel has all the classic noir ingredients a down-at-the-heels drifter, a sultry siren that men will do anything for, an innocent nice girl, a tough cop, and various other archetypes. As he had with Laura, composer David Raksin provided another classic noir tune, this one called Slowly, which plays as source music throughout the film (and is sung by both Alice Faye and Dick Haymes). Additionally, Raksin provides his usual expert background score, beginning with a nervous, bustling, and exciting main title and continuing through a series of wonderful cues. Theres nothing quite like Raksin in noir mode and Fallen Angel is a Raksin classic.

Where the Sidewalk Ends reunited the stars of Premingers Laura Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney. The composer for Where the Sidewalk Ends wasnt Preminger regular David Raksin, but a Fox staff composer named Cyril J. Mockridge, with whom Preminger had worked before. Mockridge based his score around Alfred Newmans classic Street Scene music a piece that was used regularly in films of all types at Fox during that era. But what Mockridge does with it is great, and his own original music, of which there is plenty, suits the film perfectly.

No Preminger at Fox collection would be complete without the film that started it all Laura, Premingers 1944 classic. For this CD, we include The Laura Suite Theme and Variations.

Daisy Kenyon (1947), is a drama with a romantic triangle at its center, involving Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, and Henry Fonda. Its a terrific drama, filled with Premingers directorial touches that elevate it from being just another potboiler. Once again, the composer is David Raksin. Although the film has almost no music, the little thats there is wonderful.

Whirlpool (1949), has a cast that includes Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, Jose Ferrer, and Charles Bickford. Once again a Preminger film features a classic David Raksin score, this one filled to the brim with one great cue after another beginning with its dramatic and then beguiling main theme. For this film, Raksin is at his most atmospheric and its one of his best scores and the longest score in this set.

Five great films by one great director for a great studio four with scores by David Raksin and one with a gem of a score by Cyril J. Mockridge, all of which adds up to some great Golden Age film score listening.

PREMINGER AT FOX is limited to 1000 copies only

Other releases of Laura (1944):

Laura (2013)
Laura (2013)
Laura (2013)
Laura (2013)
Modern Times / Jane Eyre / Laura - The Sound of the Movies (2000)

Soundtracks from the collection: Limited Editions

Rat Patrol, The (2011)
Rookie of the Year / A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon / Bushwhacked (2006)
Untouchables, The (2012)
Species (2008)
Innkeepers, The (2012)
Awakening, The (2011)
Warriors, The (2013)
Fantastic Voyage (1998)
Red Sonja (2010)
Karate Kid I - II - III - IV, The (2007)


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