2009 June 08 • Monday
Here's some exciting news. Dexter walks!
The sixty-fourth Soundtrack of the Week is Angela Morley's score for Captain Nemo and the Underwater City, one of the most recent releases from Film Score Monthly.
My brother and I grew up listening to the Goon Show, whose orchestra was conducted by Wally Stott. Stott became Angela Morley in 1972, after sexual reassignment surgery. This explains why Walter Stott is credited on-screen for this movie's music score.
It might also explain a very slight resemblance the main title music has to Rodgers and Hart's "Falling in Love with Love". This song was used several times in the Goon Show. It stuck in my head for that reason alone so perhaps it stayed in Morley's head too.
I love underwater film music, so this score was a special treat. The highlight is the love theme, played on an ondes Martenot, for the character of Mala.