Editor: Gary S. Dalkin
Managing Editor: Ian Lace
Reviewers: Glen Aitken, Gary S. Dalkin, Chris and Penny Hill, Mark Hockley, Dimitri Kennaway, Ian Lace, Paul Tonks, David Wishart
Los Angeles correspondent: Anthony E. Anderson
October 2003 CD REVIEWS Founder Len Mullenger

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Editor's Choice

Erich Wolfgang Korngold : The Adventures of Robin Hood ;   Reconstructions by John Morgan The Moscow Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Stromberg   Available On: Marco Polo 8.225268; Running Time: 78:27 ; ***** 5 IL ; ***** 5 GSD

Editor's Recommendation

Benjamin Franke and Franz Waxman: Night and the City ;   Available on Screen Archives SAE-CRS-0008; Running time: 107.55 ; ***** 5 GSD

Danny Zeitlin: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) ;   Conducted by Roger Kellaway; Electronic and prepared piano music performed by the composer; Orchestrations by Greig McRitchie;    Available from Perseverance PRD 003; Total running time: 71.02 ; ****(*) 41/2 GSD

Michel Legrand, John Barry, Don Walker, Stu Phillips: The Appointment ;   Film Score Monthly Golden Age Classics FSM Vol 6 No 11; Running Time: 77:06 (Legrand, 18:50; Barry/Walker, 26:19; Phillips, 31:48) ; ***** 5 GA

Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms On The Waterfront: Symphonic Suite On The Town: Three Dance Episodes;   The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Marin Alsop  Available on Naxos American Classics 8.559177; Running time: 48 min ; ****(*) 41/2 GSD

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) ;   Dir. Michael Curtiz and William Keighley   Two disc Special Edition, Warner Bros Region 1 only; Running time 102 minutes ; Film ***** 5; DVD ***** 5 MB

Other

Compilation: 21st Century Cinema Classics ;   Available on Naxos Records (8.556698); Running Time: 74:52 ; *** 3 MH

Nathan Barr & Angelo Badalamenti : Cabin Fever ;   Available on La-La Land Records (LLLCD 1008); Running Time: 76:32 ; **(*) 21/2 MH

Compilation: Camp various artists song soundtrack ;   Available on Decca 038 280-2 ; ** 2 PH

Compilation: Carmen Miranda South American Way ;   Original Recordings 1939-1945   Available on Naxos Nostalgia 8.120719; Running Time: 54:45 ; **** 4 IL

John Harrison: Creepshow ;   Available on La-La Land Records (LLLCD 1007); Running Time: 65:44 ; ****(*) 41/2 MH

Compilation: Neil Norman Presents "Sci-Fi in Hi-Fi" ;   Available on AUDIO FIDELITY AFZ 012; Running time: 49.25 ; ** 2 JW

Randy Newman: Seabiscuit ;   Available on: Decca/UMG (Universal) 038 279-2; Running Time: 46:32 ; **** 4 IL

George Duning: Toys in the Attic ;   conducted by George Duning   Film Score Monthly Golden Age Classics FSM Vol 6 No 12; Running time: 70:27 ; **** 4 GA

DVD Reviews

Dir, Basil Dearden: Victim (1961) ;   Widescreen anamorphic 1.66:1 Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 mono Black & White Home Vision Entertainment, Region 1 DVD ; Film *** 3; DVD **(*) 21/2 MB

News

Film Festival Preview: 47th London Film Festival (22nd October 6th November 2003); report from Marc Bridle.


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