Sat, 2 August 2014
The name Jerry Fielding doesn't readily spring to mind when asked to name famous composers of film scores, yet he is a composer with a long pedigree in the industry. Having penned a large number of film scores from the 1960s onwards, Fielding composed the music for two episodes of Star Trek in 1966—both now iconic—"Spectre of the Gun" and "The Trouble with Tribbles."
In this episode of Melodic Treks we take a look at Jerry and his life, including his forced exile from Hollywood and the early radio plays, including the now famous War of the Worlds adaptation by Orson Welles, from which he drew inspiration. We also talk about his extraordinary life and struggle to create a style all his own, as well as his collaboration with a diverse group of producers and directors that included Groucho Marx, Michael Winner, and Clint Eastwood.
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Working for Clint Eastwood (3:16)
The Early Years (5:02)
The McCarthy Era (10:33)
Moving into TV Work (12:46)
Scoring the Movies (15:41)
His Epitaph (19:51)