Based on Lynne Reid Banks’ best-selling novel, The L-Shaped Room (1962) tells the tale of a young woman (the superb Leslie Caron), unmarried and pregnant, who takes a bed-sit in a run-down London rooming house to consider her situation.
Score By: John Barry (Jazz Club Sequence)
Isolated Music & Effects Track
This is a list of all the songs either written with John Barry or instrumental themes he composed that later had lyrics added to them and were published as songs.
Songs from Passion Flower Hotel:
Songs from On Her Majesty's Secret Service:
Songs from The last Valley:
Songs from Lolita, My Love:
Songs from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:
Songs from Billy:
Songs from The Little Prince & the Aviator:
Songs from Svengali:
Songs from The Living Daylights:
Songs from Brighton Rock:
“Tonight, Andrew Collins shines the spotlight on two composers, starting with the Academy Award-winning Rachel Portman. Her Oscar-winning music for Emma features alongside nominated scores for The Cider House Rules and Chocolat. We’ll also hear some of Portman’s most recent projects, including Belle and Their Finest.
The second film composer to feature is John Barry, with the iconic scores for Born Free, The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves among his rich legacy. Plus some of Barry’s contributions to the James Bond films, such as You Only Live Twice and Thunderball.”
We are informed by writer Randall D. Larson that this Starcrash release is a reissue of the BSX edition via BSX's distributor. It shares the BSX content and graphics, and, presumably, his booklet notes.
According to the amazon.co.uk website, Starcrash is to be released again on CD on December 8th.
The L-Shaped Room (1962) is to be released on Blu-Ray by Twilight Time on December 19th.
We don't have any more details at this stage.
Sunday 16 July 2017
19-21 Guildhall Rd,
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is offering you the chance to hear some of the best; from the classic sweeping strings of Out Of Africa, [...] Joining the Orchestra for a special tribute to the composer John Barry will be the sensational singer Alison Jiear, who dazzled audiences on Britain’s Got Talent and starred in Cinderella at Royal & Derngate in 2015. She and the Orchestra will perform some of Barry’s best-known works, including the iconic themes from the Bond films Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever.
• 4K restoration from the original negative
(4K means that the transfer is a 4K scan - on a blu-ray it is of course reflected as 1080p)
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with film historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman
• Arthur Penn on ‘The Chase’ (1996, tbc mins): previously unseen footage from Paul Joyce’s documentary Marlon Brando: The Wild One
• Matthew Penn on ‘The Chase’ (2017, tbc mins): a new interview with director Arthur Penn’s son
• James Fox on ‘The Chase’ (2017, tbc mins): the renowned actor interviewed by Richard Ayoade
• Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
• Isolated Score: experience John Barry’s original soundtrack music
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Christina Newland, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies
• More TBC
BBFC cert: 15
Is the new 2017 Warner Archive release of The Betsy really widescreen? Find out on our Snippets page!
John Barry and movie afficionado Alan has discovered that Warner Archive recut the pan-and-scan 4:3 version used for the 1999 dvd release of The Betsy, to make a pseudo Widesceen 2017 release with a terrible quality result. See image below:
On the 20th June The York Civic Trust honoured John with the award of a Blue Plaque, affixed to the wall of The Pavilion Hotel, Fulford. The hotel was formerly Fulford House, where John lived with his family from 1944 to 1958, at which point he departed for London and fame and fortune.
The plaque was unveiled by John's son, Jonpatrick, who had travelled from America with his mother, Laurie, for the ceremony. They were joined by several members of the Prendergast family, including John's niece and great-nieces, who still live locally.
David Fraser, chief executive of the trust, said: "John Barry lived in what became the Pavilion Hotel from his teens into his twenties.
John learned music from his mother Doris, who was a concert pianist, and from Francis Jackson, the organist at York Minster.
He went on to compose film music that made him world famous, and was globally important – and that all originated here in York."
Dr Fraser added that the Pavilion Hotel was delighted to have the plaque installed, which is easily visible to passers-by.
Please also read this article on the York Mix website which includes the photo below: