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HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, The (Expanded)

価格(税込): ¥3,663

レーベル: FSM
品番: FSM-VOL12-NO9
発売日:
フォーマット: 1CD

孤独な聾唖の青年と、平凡な女子高生の静かな心の交流を描いた傑作で、ベストセラー『愛は寂しい狩人』の映画化作品。マスターテープからのスコアとLP内容+ボーナス・トラックを収録したエクスパンデッド盤。 3000枚限定盤。

知的で優しさにあふれながらも聾唖ゆえに社会の片隅でひっそりと生きる青年が、間借りした家の長女に恋をし生きる希望を見い出していく。が、少女はその気持ちを受け入れるには精神的に未熟すぎ、やがて二人の心のすれ違いは残酷な結末を迎えてしまう。孤独の淵をのぞき込み、絶望に打ちひしがれるナイーブな青年を演じたアラン・アーキンが素晴らしい。夏から秋への季節の移り変わりをとらえた撮影も見事。1968年米。

One of the finest dramatic scores of the 1960s?and an important early work of Dave Grusin?gets a deluxe CD treatment from Film Score Monthly: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968), for the acclaimed adaptation of Carson McCullers’s popular Southern novel starring Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter stars Arkin as John Singer, a deaf-mute who moves to a small town while trying to become the legal guardian of a fellow deaf-mute (played by Chuck McCann) who has been institutionalized. There he touches the lives of a group of disparate people, including a sensitive teenage girl (Locke) whose family has money problems; a proud black physician (Percy Rodrigues) at odds with his daughter (Cicely Tyson); and a self-pitying, troublemaking drunk (Stacy Keach Jr.). Like many dramas during the turbulent ’60s?especially those set in the South?the film explores themes of alienation and racism as its outsider characters struggle to communicate with each other and find their place in society.

Dave Grusin had mostly television credits when he scored The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, and the project was a feature-film breakthrough that produced one of his signature scores?Grusin is renowned for his works for contemporary adult dramas that blend orchestral, pop and keyboard elements and this was more or less the first. Faced with a lead character who did not speak in verbal dialogue, and a story rich in emotion, Grusin wrote a beautifully restrained yet melodic score that delicately evokes the film’s unstated emotions. The main theme is a gentle harpsichord melody for Arkin’s deaf-mute, with a bridge expressing the great melancholy within the character, while secondary themes apply to the supporting cast.

While films today tend to have their source music (car radios, stereo systems, etc.) licensed from existing works, in the 1960s it was common for the film’s composer to custom-generate these pieces. This was the case on The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter as Grusin worked with country-western, rock and blues vocalists to generate the appropriate tracks, many of which were featured on the film’s soundtrack LP.

FSM’s expanded CD of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is broken into three sections, all of them newly remixed and remastered from the ?” three- and four-track stereo masters: first is the 1968 Warner Bros. LP program, interspersing source music and underscore cues; then a 31:09 program of just the film’s dramatic score, some of which is repeated from the LP tracks but placed here in chronological order; and an additional four tracks of source music. Liner notes are by Jeff Bond and Lukas Kendall, including new comments by the composer.
*FILM SCORE MONTHLYより抜粋

トラックリスト

1. Main Title 3:12
2. Visiting Hours 2:31
3. Beyond the Reach of Love (Vocal) 2:41
4. Married People 2:41
5. Symphodelic (Mozart’s “Haffner” and “Swampy Four”) 3:25
6. Drop Out 1:25
7. I Can’t Afford to Let You Go (Vocal?Mac Davis) 2:57
8. Growing Pains 2:43
9. Dr. Copeland 1:45
10. Elizabeth (Vocal) 2:38
11. Aftermath 2:18
12. The Color of the Wind (Vocal?Mac Davis) 2:40
13. Pipes of Pan (Vocal) 2:20
14. The Last Walk?Why? 3:18
15. End Title 1:12

Total Time: 38:16

Score Program

16. Main Title 3:13
17. 20 Dollar Guest/If You Wasn’t My Sister 1:38
18. I Hate You (revised) 1:31
19. I Hate You 1:32
20. Lullabye 0:53
21. Dr. Copeland’s Waiting Room 1:21
22. Alone Again 1:16
23. Eye to Eye 1:00
24. Early Jean Shrimpton 1:07
25. Long Face/Visiting Hours 2:39
26. Uncle Tom Willie 2:20
27. Drop Out 2:01
28. Married People (revised) 1:35
29. Fellini Follies/Aftermath 2:27
30. Thank You/Reunion 1:35
31. Last Walk/Why? 3:17
32. End Title 1:12

Total Time: 31:08

Bonus Source?

33. Boots 2:01
34. Gutbucket Stomp 2:31
35. Short and Sacriligeous 1:21
36. Sunday Morning Woman 3:27

Total Time: 9:27

Total Disc Time: 79:03