Jerry Goldsmith conducts Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra.
Same contents as previous Intrada release but now re-packaged as part of
our acclaimed "Excalibur Collection" of digital re-recordings. Jerry
Goldsmith conducts Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra.
Original score from Franklin J. Schaffner filming of Ernest Hemingway
story, starring George C. Scott. Meticulous 1986 re-recording of
introverted work displays Jerry Goldsmith at his most personal.
Director Schaffner attended recording sessions with composer, shared
production chores on our album.
Interesting footnote: Goldsmith often regarded score as his own personal
favorite. Same contents as previous Intrada release but now re-packaged as
part of our acclaimed "Excalibur Collection" of digital re-recordings.
1. The Island 3:07
2. The Boys Arrive 3:50
3. Pillow Fight 1:14
4. Is Ten Too Old 2:49
5. Night Attack 2:44
6. Marlin 12:01
7. The Boys Leave 2:53
8. The Letter 3:22
9. How Long Can You Stay 3:14
10. I Can't Have Him 2:44
11. The Refugees 4:21
12. Eddie's Death 3:07
13. It Is All True 5:06
SYNOPSIS - After a parade of top-heavy blockbusters (Papillon, Nicholas
and Alexandra), director Franklin J. Schaffner retreats, like the
Hemingway character of the film, to peaceful tropical serenity in Islands
in the Stream (based on Ernest Hemingway's posthumously published novel).
George C. Scott plays the rich, but world-weary writer Thomas Hudson,
living on Bimini in the Bahamas, where he carouses, drinks, and fishes to
his heart's content. Invading Hudson's paradise is a parade of the sons of
his ex-wives. His oldest son Tom (Hart Bochner) succeeds in getting closer
to his father, but the bonding comes to a halt as ripples from the
encroaching conflagration of World War II intrude upon Hudson's retreat.
Tom leaves the island to fight for the RAF. Then, one day, Hudson receives
a visit from his ex-wife Audrey (Claire Bloom), who tells him that Tom has
died in the war. Rejecting his insulated existence, Hudson decides to make
a stand by agreeing to smuggle a group of Jewish refugees onto the island.