Tag : Dimitri Tiomkin

Dimitri Tiomkin’s Golden Decade

Today Dimitri Tiomkin is remembered primarily for his later scores such as THE ALAMO and THE GUNS OF NAVARONE. As enjoyable as these scores are, there is so much more to enjoy in his earlier work. In fact, Tiomkin composed some of the most enthralling music ever to come out of Hollywood. During the 1950s…

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The Alamo Remembered

John Wayne was in Mexico when he decided to produce and direct THE ALAMO. The ‘forties were coming to a close and for Wayne it was a period of professional immersion in celluloid Americana, a time in which history and mythology and Wayne’s own peculiar personification of the 19th Century American frontiersman had mingled to…

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Rudolph Maté’s memorable film noir thriller, D.O.A. (1949), concerned an innocent man who suddenly realizes he’s been murdered with a slow-acting and irreversible poison, and who becomes desperate to learn who committed the crime, and why, before the foul chemical reaches its course. Well-acted by Edmund O’Brien and Pamela Britton, the film was aided immeasurably…

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