The Goldsmith Odyssey

Episode 5 - A Marriage of Strangers - Playhouse 90 (1959)

May 10, 2018 Season 1 Episode 6
The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 5 - A Marriage of Strangers - Playhouse 90 (1959)
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The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 5 - A Marriage of Strangers - Playhouse 90 (1959)
May 10, 2018 Season 1 Episode 6
Jens, Yavar, and Clark
An examination of the Playhouse 90 teleplay A Marriage of Strangers and its tender Jerry Goldsmith score.
Show Notes

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 create a persuasively authentic portrait of a marriage, the challenges of writing music for live television, and – of course – the tender Jerry Goldsmith score. Offering a pair of memorable themes (one melancholy, one romantic) and some moments of surprising tension, "A Marriage of Strangers" is the longest Goldsmith score we've covered to date. Additionally, we dip into the mailbag and briefly discuss a bit of listener feedback. Put this episode around your finger and join us!

The Work: Jerry Goldsmith: The Early Years, Volume 1 (at Screen Archives)

In Depth: Jerry Goldsmith interviewed by Jon Burlingame for the Archive of American Television (May 8th, 2002)

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