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Dexter Riley film scores

Discussion in 'Archive' started by Dr. Know, Jul 5, 2002.

  1. Dr. Know

    Dr. Know Member

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    Hey there,

    Am I the only one who fondly recalls the catchy scores to the Dexter Riley films? I believe they were scored by George Bruns. As far as I know, none of these have ever been released in any form, but wouldn't it be fun if they were?

    Well, Disney is always encouraging us to dream, right?
     
  2. J2002

    J2002 New Member

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    What are exectly are these "Dexter Riley" Films? Did they come on the Disney Channel? How old are they?
     
  3. Dr. Know

    Dr. Know Member

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    Let's see, they all star Kurt Russell as Dexter...

    The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)
    Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)
    and
    The Strongest Man in the World (1975)

    Now wouldn't that make a nice DVD set? :D
     
  4. J2002

    J2002 New Member

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    Ok...cool...as a matter of fact it would.
     
  5. ladytramp

    ladytramp New Member

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    You could even do a Medfield High CD, couldn't you? I'm pretty sure The Absent-Minded Professor and Son of Flubber were also set in Medfield High. Not as sure about the two Merlin Jones movies, but if they were, you'd have seven movies to pull from ;).

    TTFN,

    Thurman
     
  6. ladytramp

    ladytramp New Member

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    That Medfield High CD got me thinking.. why not combine some of Disney's live-action films into compilation CD's...
    like a Fantasy CD (themes and/or songs from the Love Bug movies, Gnome-Mobile, Darby O'Gill) .... Animal Heroes CD (themes or songs from Old Yeller, Big Red, Thomasina, Rascal, The Bears and I, King of the Grizzlies, Legend of Lobo, White Fang, The Incredible Journey, Homeward Bound, Iron Will) ... True Life Adventures CD ... Classic Adventures CD (themes from 20,000 Leagues ---if the whole soundtrack doesn't work out---Swiss Family Robinson, Davy Crockett, Island at the Top of the World, In Search of the Castaways, The Wild Country... and one I'll just call Heartwarmers, for lack of a better title (themes from Pollyanna, So Dear To My Heart, Journey of Natty Gann, Parent Trap, Those Calloways, Follow Me Boys!, Smith!)

    I'm sure there are legal and economic reasons why these wouldn't work... but hey... I love dreamin'.. and maybe, just maybe, a seed will be planted....

    TTFN,

    Thurman
     
  7. wondergreg

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    The composer of the Kurt Russell Medfield trilogy scores was Robert Brunner. Though there were no LP's made of these films, you may want to locate THAT DARN CAT on vinyl, or listen to the "studio cast" version of SONGS FROM THE JUNGLE BOOK by the "Jungle V.I.P's." Even though Brunner is not credited, it sure sounds like The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes to me!
     
  8. scorefan

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    Sometimes Disney did reuse scores. There's one in particular generally used when characters are sneaking around that shows up in That Darn Cat, Never a Dull Moment, Aristocats and Robin Hood. Another one has a more sad feeling and I believe was first used for Sword in the Stone. It was later used for other movies including Robin Hood at the end when Robin is believed to be dead.
     
  9. wondergreg

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    I was referring to the arranglments under the vocals. Play the end of "Bare Necessities," and it just sounds like one of the Kurt Russell movie endings. Or maybe I'm just crazy, who know? I wish there were more Brunner records. We can only hope.
     
  10. scorefan

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    Now I know what you mean. It does sound a lot like, "He's Gonna Make It" from Barefoot Executive.
     

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