Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Bless You

Following their groovy score for 1970's forgotten R.P.M., Barry DeVorzon (future composer of The Warriors and Dillinger) and Perry Botkin, Jr. got the plum scoring assigment for Bless the Beasts & Children, Stanley Kramer's impassioned statement about animal killing that's probably the closest American cinema has ever come to an Italian mondo film (for the whole family, natch). The film stars Billy Mumy from The Twilight Zone in this tale about a bunch of boys who run away from summer camp and wind up wrangling with a bunch of buffalo killers, complete with a theme song by The Carpenters. Perhaps more famously, the melodic track "Cotton's Dream" was appropriated two years later as the famous theme song for the TV soap opera, The Young and the Restless.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW I remember the TV trailer/preview with the footage of buffalo being shot while Karen's voice rang the theme song. Made a very lasting impression. Thanks!

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Addendum: There is a hidden gem in this one. Cotton's Dream is what became known as the theme for The Young and the Restless which went on to become "Nadia's Theme". Note:'s_Theme

4:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

I've been looking for this soundtrack for years!!

4:45 PM  
Blogger lastiri6210 said...

Excelente aportación musical muy difícil de encontrar en la actualidad Congratulations Compadre
por esta joya musical
Thank you Brother!

12:48 PM  

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