July 13, 2012


Screen Archives Entertainment have released John Barry's score for the 1966 spy thriller, The Quiller Memorandum. From their website: "Cool, classic John Barry soundtrack for superb Michael Anderson 1966 spy thriller starring George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max Von Sydow, Senta Berger. Music first appears on LP from Columbia label in 1966. Inspired by fresh script from Harold Pinter, drawn from Adam Hall best seller, Barry avoids James Bond style of spy music, nods instead towards atmospheric West Germany locale, bleak theme of rising neo-Nazi movement. For the record, composer produces perfect album offering majority of his score in vivid stereo sound. Haunting main waltz-theme "Wednesday's Child" anchors, suspenseful cues play in contrast. Album also features Matt Monro in vocal version of theme. Intrada CD features album program in stereo from Columbia master tapes, courtesy Sony. For album fans, original artwork features on one side of booklet, all new artwork features on other side. Take your pick! John Barry conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain! - Douglass Fake." Below is the trailer for the film, starring George Segal, Alec Guiness (Our Man in Havana), Sente Berger (Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Ambushers), and Ingmar Bergman regular, Max von Sydow (The Kremlin Letter, Three Days of the Condor, Brass Target, Never Say Never Again).

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