Sunday, March 30, 2008

THE TIME MACHINE - Russell Garcia - "13 Years Had Passed" (1960)

Tonight's all-time classic feature is quite literally just that, H.G. Wells "The Time Machine." Now as great as this movie is, and it really is fun to watch, it doesn't have any rockin' or swingin' music, but the opening clock sequence is neat in a "Woody Woodpecker" kinda way!

"Speed Shifting, Sliding And Drifting" through time in my Time Sled, with narration and more cartoon music!

Rod's best friend doesn't age through time, but she does change clothes a lot!!

"13 years had passed!" Red oatmeal and model cars!!! We're talking big money and good lighting!

The man responsible for the soundtrack is Russ Garcia, a very talented composer and arranger, who has worked with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and many more. Mr. Garcia and his wife Gina, are members of the Bahá'í Faith and in 1966, at the height of his career they sold everything, bought a boat, and sailed off. They were forced to return by Hurricane Alma after two days. Almost a year later, they tried it again and made it, and now reside in New Zealand!

Ok, Yvette, I know you're new at this and everything, but the cameraman fell in this hole and we really need to get him out! You got any suggestions?

You know guys, can we take a break, I really ain't feeling that great!! Can you just get me outta here?

Maybe it was this 1959 LP, "Fantastica(Music From Outer Space)" that made them choose Russ Garcia for the job!!

2 comments:

Greg Goodsell said...

At my day job, I work with this guy whose first name is -- "Eloi." I don't know anyone named "Morlock."

Anonymous said...

WHERE can i find that FAntasica LP!....is it any good!
Love that 50s stuff! it's all cool in a more civilized age.

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