The Goldsmith Odyssey

Episode 17 - Thriller - The Poisoner (1961)

February 07, 2019 Season 2 Episode 2
The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 17 - Thriller - The Poisoner (1961)
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The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 17 - Thriller - The Poisoner (1961)
Feb 07, 2019 Season 2 Episode 2
Jens, Yavar, and Clark / Leigh Phillips
Leigh Phillips joins the 'cast for an examination of Jerry Goldsmith's Thriller score "The Poisoner."
Show Notes

The Goldsmith Odyssey will be spending quite a bit of time with the classic anthology TV show Thriller in 2019, and we’ve got the perfect special guest to kick off our examination of the series: Leigh Phillips, an award-winning composer, orchestrator, and conductor best-known for reconstructing classic film scores like Exodus, The Salamander, King of Kings, and many more. Phillips is also responsible for two wonderful volumes featuring new recordings of Goldsmith’s Thriller music, including selections from the episode we’re spotlighting this time around: “The Poisoner.” Inspired by a true story about an infamous English murderer, the tale gives Goldsmith an opportunity to serve up a rich, harpsichord-driven gothic horror score built around a deceptively attractive main theme. In addition to examining the episode and its score, we chat with Leigh about his relationship with Goldsmith’s music and his career in general.

Music in this Episode:

  • 0:02 - Even the Cat?
  • 6:50 - Omen III: The Final Conflict - The Final Conflict (Reconstruction)
  • 10:18 - Exodus - The Fight For Peace (Ernest Gold, Reconstruction)
  • 16:16 - Legend - The Dress Waltz
  • 21:09 - The Salamander - The Car Chase (Reconstruction)
  • 27:22 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - End Titles
  • 51:39 - Prologue (Reconstruction)
  • 56:02 - To the Past (Reconstruction)
  • 59:20 - The Cast (also the End Titles) (Reconstruction)
  • 1:02:14 - My Perfect Bride
  • 1:04:18 - Preparing the Ring
  • 1:08:58 - Good Riddance (Reconstruction)
  • 1:11:34 - Basic Instinct - Roxy Loses
  • 1:13:14 - Business to Discuss (Reconstruction)
  • 1:15:06 - The Blue Max - Kaeti Has a Plan (Reconstruction)
  • 1:18:12 - George Chokes
  • 1:19:21 - Doctor's Orders
  • 1:24:03 - Take Your Medicine
  • 1:29:06 - Even the Cat?
  • 1:31:04 - Off to Jail
  • 1:34:40 - Griffith Released
  • 1:48:12 - Unbearable Agony Infinitely Prolonged
  • 1:52:48 - A Poetic Death
  • 1:55:39 - Perfect Wife (Reconstruction)

In Depth: Jerry Goldsmith interviewed by Jon Burlingame for the Archive of American Television Part 3 of 4 (May 8th, 2002)

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