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May 31, 2022
Expanded Release of Jerry Goldsmith’s Soundtrack to Sci-fi Comedy MATINEE
Intrada announced an expanded release of Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack for flavorful Joe Dante movie MATINEE. Step back into a time of outrageous movie-theater gimmicks and larger-than-life B-screen stars in this charming homage to the great sci-fi and horror flicks of the 1950s and 1960s. John Goodman is at his uproarious best as the William Castle-inspired movie promoter Lawrence Woolsey, who brings his unique brand of flashy showmanship to the unsuspecting residents of Key West, Florida. It’s 1962, and fifteen-year-old fan Gene Loomis (Simon Fenton) can’t wait for the arrival of Woolsey, who is in town to promote his latest offering of atomic power gone berserk, MANT! But the absurd vision of Woolsey’s tale takes on a sudden urgency as the Cuban Missile Crisis places the real threat of atomic horror just 90 miles off the coast. Director Dante
With a score by Jerry Goldsmith, Dante’s favorite composer, the music delivers with perfection the delicate balance between the story of the producer and his premiere, the tender moments of young teens discovering love, and the potential for detonation of World War 3! The album of highlights originally saw release in 1993; now Intrada’s new CD features the entire Goldsmith score from pristine stereo mixes made by veteran engineer Bruce Botnick, vaulted at Universal. Several previously unreleased cues now appear, including the deft “Mobilization,” where Goldsmith takes a moment to exhibit for his signature musical military muscle, with crisp trombone fanfare-figures answered by equally crisp French horn, trumpet responses, steady percussion underneath. Also included are handful of alternate cues. The package design is by Kay Marshall and John Takis provides informative notes.
For more details ands to order, see Intrada.