“Great M.G.M. Film Themes” –
M.G.M. Records 2353060
– is quite frankly simply and utterly boring and does little justice to the great films the music comes from After listneing to the record twice I still have no sense of the atmosphere of the films, most of which I have seen
The themes from most of the successful M.G.M. films are featured on this record: — Ben Hur, Ryans Daughter, Dr.Zhivago, Where Eagles Dare, etc., etc. However, once again separating music from its film, even when it comes from the original soundtrack, highlights the fact that it is usually played totally without expression, just creating an enormous vacuum.