David Stoner

George Fenton on The Company of Wolves

Three major projects from British film and television in 1984 brought the name of George Fenton very much into the limelight of film composition. These were the mammoth television adaptation of THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN, Richard Attenborough’s award-laden GANDHI and Neil Jordan’s extraordinarily poetic THE COMPANY OF WOLVES. Born in 1948, Fenton learned to…

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Maurice Jarre and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

The English release of the sound­track album to MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME undoubt­edly caused a few raised eyebrows amongst col­lect­ors by the sleeve’s inclusion of the mythical track, “Apocalyptic Prelude.” This music was Maurice Jarre’s cue for the main title credits and was in fact recorded for the film but later dropped in favor of…

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