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Thursday, May 04, 2006

'Family Guy' skewers 'Poltergeist'

Lukas Kendall at Film Score Monthly with a heads up:
Next Sunday's (5/7/06) episode of Family Guy is a Poltergeist parody for which Ron Jones wrote a terrific score emulating Goldsmith's OST. The original plan was to license and re-record the actual cues but when that proved too expensive Ron did a sound-alike -- which is so evocative of Jerry in orchestration it's really uncanny. They used a 55-piece orchestra (huge for TV) on the Fox stage including the specialized instruments like the bass slidewhistle and waterphone, etc. There's a great Lord of the Rings joke thrown in there too.
But what about Poltergeist 2!?

The good folks at SoundtrackNet take you behind-the-scenes of two recent scoring sessions: Brian Tyler's The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift and Ted Shapiro's The Devil Wears Prada.