The Goldsmith Odyssey

Episode 21 - The Twilight Zone - The Invaders (1961)

August 20, 2019 Season 2 Episode 13
The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 21 - The Twilight Zone - The Invaders (1961)
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The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 21 - The Twilight Zone - The Invaders (1961)
Aug 20, 2019 Season 2 Episode 13
Yavar, David, and Clark / David Newman and Jeff Bond
David Newman and Jeff Bond join the 'cast for an examination of Jerry Goldsmith's Twilight Zone score "The Invaders."
Show Notes

Our journey through Jerry Goldsmith's contributions to The Twilight Zone (the TV series, anyway – give us a few* years and we'll get to the movie) concludes in epic fashion with a plus-sized installment featuring TWO special guests. This time, we're taking a look at the iconic episode "The Invaders," a nearly dialogue-free affair that proves an exceptional canvas for Goldsmith's suspenseful music. The first portion of our program features a conversation with Oscar-nominated composer David Newman and esteemed film music producer/liner note writer Jeff Bond, who discuss the virtues of this classic episode, David's memories of conducting Goldsmith's music for "The Invaders" live to picture, what makes Goldsmith such a remarkable composer, the musical storytelling techniques that set great composers apart, and much more. Afterwards, Jeff joins your humble hosts David, Yavar, and Clark for our usual track-by-track examination of the score. It's a long episode, yes, but both of our guests have an abundance of compelling insights that you won't want to miss. Enjoy!

*5-35 years, give or take

Cues from "The Invaders":

  • 00:02 - 6 - The Knife
  • 1:16:13 - 1 - The Old Woman 
  • 1:30:28 - 2 - Space Ship
  • 1:34:32 - 3 - The Gadget
  • 1:37:56 - 4 - The Wound  
  • 1:43:48 - 5 - The Hunter 
  • 1:49:16 - 6 - The Knife
  • 1:53:42 - 7 - Counterattack (combined pts. 1 & 2)
  • 2:10:53 - 8 - The Victor  
  • 2:47:47 - 1 - The Old Woman

Other Goldsmith:

  • 2 Days in the Valley
  • Alien (David Newman conducting the American Youth Symphony)
  • The Artist Who Did Not Want to Paint (Prologue for The Agony and the Ecstasy)
  • Contract on Cherry Street
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes
  • Gremlins
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Gunsmoke - "The Wake"
  • Hollow Man
  • Logan’s Run
  • Lonely are the Brave
  • The Loner
  • Magic
  • Malice
  • The Mephisto Waltz
  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - "The Deadly Games Affair"
  • Omen III: The Final Conflict
  • A Patch of Blue
  • Patton
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Poltergeist
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II
  • The Sand Pebbles
  • The Satan Bug
  • The Secret of NIMH
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • The Swarm
  • Thriller - "The Poisoner"
  • Total Recall
  • The Twilight Zone - "The Big Tall Wish"
  • The Twilight Zone - "Dust"
  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - "Jonah and the Whale"

Other Non-Goldsmith:

  • Anastasia (David Newman)
  • Born Free (John Barry)
  • Colt 45 TV Theme Song (written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston, performed by Hal Hopper)
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told (Alfred Newman)
  • L’Histoire du Soldat (Igor Stravinsky)
  • Lost in Space (John Williams)
  • "Mas que nada" (Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66)
  • Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (Béla Bartók) 
  • Sorry Wrong Number (10-20-1957 radio performance)
  • The Towering Inferno (John Williams)

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