The Goldsmith Odyssey
By Jens, Yavar, and Clark
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A chronological journey through the filmography of composer Jerry Goldsmith.
||CleanEpisode 5 - A Marriage of Strangers - Playhouse 90 (1959)||In this episode, we take a look at A Marriage of Strangers, an installment of the 90-minute CBS anthology series Playhouse 90. Your humble hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark discuss the unique nature of this series, the teleplay's struggle to c...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Perry Mason (1959)||In this episode, we turn to the small screen for a look at the classic TV legal drama Perry Mason. Your humble hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark explore two episodes scored by Jerry Goldsmith: the jewelry-themed mystery The Case of the Blushing Pe...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Face of a Fugitive (1959) & Toccata (1958)||In this episode, we take a look at another Goldsmith-scored western: the 1959 Fred MacMurray vehicle Face of a Fugitive. Your humble hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark discuss the simple pleasures of this conventional yet competent film, and explore s...||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - City of Fear (1959)||In this episode, your humble hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark take a look at the second feature film scoring assignment of Jerry Goldsmith's career: the lean, gritty 1959 noir City of Fear. We discuss the way this paranoia-filled film reflects the a...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Black Patch (1957)||In our first regular-format episode, we invite you to join us for an exploration of the 1957 western Black Patch, starring George Montgomery, Leo Gordon, Diane Brewster, Tom Pittman, and Sebastian Cabot. Your humble hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark ...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 - Live Television and Radio||In this introductory episode, your humble hosts Jens, Yavar and Clark offer thoughts on why we chose Goldsmith as a subject and what we're hoping to accomplish over the course of this series. Additionally, we dig into some of Goldsmith's most notable e.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Enjoyable first podcast episode.
I’m looking forward to this series on the work of my favorite film composer. I hope it will include guests who knew and worked with him. While other composers are better known or more prolific, Jerry had a unique ability to reach and connect with human emotions. His untimely death so affected me that I left the office mid-day and drove to his funeral service.
Great podcast and it’s about time!
I want thank you appreciate all three of you for putting this podcast together. Jerry deserves all the praise and I like all of the subjective and introspective look at his work. Especially his early work. I also love all the film history that follows along with his career. Looking forward to the next podcast. Nice job!
An Amazing Composer and a Worthy Podcast
Jerry Goldsmith is one of the best film composers in the medium. He has scored some memorable themes for some unforgettable movies. There is little doubt that his legacy is assured. But there is much more to Goldsmith than his greatest hits. This podcast attempts to explore all of his work in chronological order, allowing the listener to absorb the evolution of this master of the craft. The first two episodes provide some excellent pieces I’ve never heard before and go into some of Goldsmith’s history in radio and television. The three hosts do a wonderful job diving into the material, exploring the film (television show or radio play) and then the music itself. One cannot exist without the other, so it is a great way to start. They keep the discussion spoiler free, until the Blaster Beam sounds (which brought a big smile to this fan’s face) and then dive a bit deeper into the subject and its music. Looking forward to future episodes, as it seems that most folks these days seem drawn to Goldsmith’s later works, but I’d argue that his earlier work is his more experimental and interesting. But let’s be honest – it’s Goldsmith, so it is all good. Obviously I’m a bit biased when it comes to this podcast, but it is one I’ve been hoping for and so far it is turning out great.
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