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

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)

Please send your correspondence to mail@goldsmithodyssey.com.

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)

Please send your correspondence to mail@goldsmithodyssey.com.

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