The album moviola was a compilation of many of barry s romantic themes. Book author burnett guffey cinematographer john barry composer music score john barry musical directionsupervision walter thompson editor frank a. Vinyl 7 john barry king rat march 1965, vinyl discogs. George segal shines literally while all the allied pows mainly british in the japanese prison camp are reduced to rags, malnutrition, and disease and exposed to. From russia with love lp item 390594 united artists, 1963. John barry the man with the midas touch john barry the. Jan 08, 2009 as a kid growing up in world war iiera york, john barry spent every saturday in one of his fathers cinemas, figuring out what made a movie great. His father, jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, barry was capable of running the projection box on his own in particular, the rialto in york. The complicated, inconclusive truth behind rat kings.
George segal shines in this very good prisoner of war film as cpl. John barry great movie sounds of john barry 180g import. John barry s fifth oscarwinning score is a profoundly moving body of music, generally though not entirely elegiac in tone, very much like the movie for which it was written. Buy a cheap copy of king rat book by james clavell. In 1988, barry suffered a ruptured esophagus caused by a health. Original soundtrack recording of king rat 1965, a movie directed by bryan forbes. Intradas latest release is john barrys 1965 score to the columbia pictures film king rat. George segal shines literally while all the allied pows mainly british in the japanese prison camp are reduced to rags, malnutrition, and disease and exposed to all the ill effects of a jungle environment. Provided to youtube by sony music entertainment theme from king rat john barry the music of john barry. King rat is not the most exciting or entertaining prisoner of war film.
James clavell incorporated a few of his own experiences as a british pow in his novel king rat. As he was brought up in a cinematic environment, he soon began to assimilate the music. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of king rat with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at. In the engrossing, cynical, and well acted war drama king rat 1965, george segal plays cpl. King, a wheeler dealer who has managed to established a pretty good life. The film was directed by bryan forbes and starred george segal as corporal king and james fox as marlowe, two world war ii prisoners of war in a squalid camp near singapore. Clavell was a prisoner in the notorious changi prison camp, where the novel is set. This version of john barry s complete score for the 1964 film zulu is the first digital recording, as well as the first stereo recording, of this work. King rat is a fairly unknown wwii movie, or rather a movie set during the final weeks of wwii in asia, as the war itself doesnt feature in this film. Sep 24, 2019 intradas latest release is john barry s 1965 score to the columbia pictures film king rat.
Listen free to john barry king rat king rat march, main title and more. The film was adapted from james clavells novel king rat 1962, which in turn is partly based. Its a dark and cynical look at what humanity will do to survive under extreme circumstances. Alongside the fully orchestrated numbers from the james bond films, the great movie sounds of john barry offers a wealth of very different music, such as the collagelike the chase with its intense walking sound and the melancholy theme from king rat. Out of africa, midnight cowboy, body heat, somewhere in time, mary, queen of scots, born free, dances with wolves, chaplin, the cotton club, walkabout, we have all the time in the world on her majestys secret service, moviola. John barrys most popular book is dances with wolves. The story scripted by director bryan forbes and based on the novel by james. Apr 19, 2008 the theme from the 1969 film midnight cowboy composed and conducted by john barry 19332011 one of the greatest composers of all time. King has built a personal empire of sorts in the camp, heading a blackmarket operation through which he barters with guards for food and supplies which he sells to. John barry in 1996 in gstaad, discussing the documentary moviola made by sony. King rat cd released by intrada john barry the man with. John barry king rat original motion picture soundtrack 2019.
Barcode and other identifiers matrix runout side a. Barry lets the flutes rise up with airy and and subtle clouds of dissonant chords. A project that started out as a straight reissue of the sony legacy. But one of my own mostplayed john barry albums in my youth was king rat, the bryan forbes wwii prisoner of war film with george segal, written by james clavell. Jan 31, 2011 john barry, the english composer who won five oscars for such films as out of africa and dances with wolves but who was bestknown for james bond themes like goldfinger and thunderball. John barry 19332011 the midnight cowboy theme youtube. Really great share of some marvelous barry memorabilia thank you sir. John barry was born in york, england in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in japaneseoccupied territory. King rat cd released by intrada john barry the man.
The novel is set in the japaneserun changi prison camp, located deep in the jungle on singapore island, during the months leading up to the japanese. He is called king rat because of his breeding of rodents to serve as food for his emaciated fellow prisoners. One of the three major characters, peter marlowe, is. The films a war one, and the themes are pretty typical for that sort of thing but they do have some nice instrumental touches that. A fairly straight orchestral score by john barry written for this early 60s film that starred george segal, tom courneay, and denholm elliott. King, an american held captive in a wwii japaneserun prison camp along with 10,000 other american, british and australian pows. Based on james clavells first novel, king rat tells a fictionalized version of his years in a world war ii japanese prisoner of war camp.
They play corporal king and marlowe, respectively, two world war ii prisoners of war in a squalid camp near singapore. Bryan forbes directs from james clavells 1962 novel, based on his own. We watch as people cling to honor, duty and any semblance of structure for their own mental health and survival. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at. Join facebook to connect with barry king and others you may know.
King rat takes us to changi, a japanese prison camp during world war 2, where british and american soldiers are held in dire conditions. John barry the man with the midas touch john barry. John barry the music of john barry 1976 download free. The beginning of clavells truly epic series of culture clash novels is a curiously autobiographical book. What we have here is a compilation of recordings john barry jb did for other cds moviola, moviola ii, etc with an orchestra, usually the royal philharmonic orchestra. It is based in part on the authors own experiences while being held as a prisoner of war by the japanese during world war ii. Among the supporting cast are john mills and tom courtenay. John barry remembered 1933 2011 some years ago, when i was a guest on a local television program, i was asked who i thought were the best film composers of our time. The pow camp is completely isolated from the outside world and trying to escape is futile, no attempts are therefore made. The album moviola was a compilation of many of barrys romantic themes. King rat is a 1962 novel by james clavell and the authors literary debut. One of barrys earliest scores, it is performed here by the city of prague philharmonic and the crouch end festival chorus, and is conducted by nic raine, who has been barrys orchestrator since the mid 80s.
John barry s soundtrack to king rat brings about the entire experience of this unforgetable film. Bryan forbes directs from james clavells 1962 novel, based on his own experiences. John barrys fifth oscarwinning score is a profoundly moving body of music, generally though not entirely elegiac in tone, very much like the movie for which it was written. King rat 1965 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. He is distinguished scholar and adjunct faculty at tulane university. It is partly based on clavells experiences as a pow at changi prison during world war ii. This version of john barrys complete score for the 1964 film zulu is the first digital recording, as well as the first stereo recording, of this work. Its also a bit of a mixed bag, occasionally falling back.
It does however, work very well as a character study and may cause some discussion afterwards. There were no walls or barbedwire fences for the simple reason that there was no place for the prisoners to escape to. Apr 10, 2017 provided to youtube by universal music group on her majestys secret service remastered john barry on her majestys secret service. Set during world war ii, the novel describes the struggle for survival of american, australian, british, dutch, and new zealander prisoners of war in a japanese camp in singapore. Of course the first two who came to mind were jerry goldsmith and john williams. When singapore surrendered to the japanese in 1942, the allied pows, mostly british but including a few americans, were incarcerated in changi prison. World premiere of john barry soundtrack plus remastered original album on cd. Released by intrada in 2019 special collection vol. John barrys soundtrack to king rat brings about the entire experience of this unforgetable film. King rat is a 1965 american war film written and directed by bryan forbes and starring george segal and james fox.448 540 330 459 1461 614 761 996 550 1499 46 29 109 847 1353 184 928 15 1076 669 748 1200 656 58 900 702 426 20 425 1092 96 604 361 824 678 1042 1127 1387 964 125 1453 391 489 843 578 233 444 577 808 814