January 8, 2023
Ken Thorne’s 1982 TV HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Score Released Digitally
A new digital soundtrack album has been released for Hallmark Hall of Fame’s 1982 television adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME directed by Michael Tuchner and Alan Hume (uncredited). This TV presentation was the sixth film adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel (of at least fourteen to date; first filmed in France in 1911, by Universal with Lon Chaney in 1923, with Charles Laughton in 1939, Anthony Quinn in 1956). This 1982 TV presentation starred Sir Anthony Hopkins (as Quasimodo, the hunchback), Derek Jacobi (Frollo), Lesley-Anne Down (Esmeralda), Robert Powell (Phoebus) and Sir John Gielgud (Jacques Charmolue).
The film was composed by Academy Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Ken Thorne (1924-2014; HELP!, SUPERMAN II & III, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, THE PROTECTOR, THE RITZ, INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU). The 13-track digital soundtrack album has just now been released by CD PROJEKT and is available to stream/download on Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, and other major digital music services.
Thorne’s music was previously released on a promotional soundtrack CD, which also included the composer’s score for HANNIE CAULDER, by Prometheus Records. 1982’s THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME movie is now available on VOD and DVD.
– via filmmusicreporter and other sources.