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The Munificent Musings Of A Maniacal Mammal

The concert took place on February 10, 2009, which would have been the 80th birthday of the late, great Jerry Goldsmith, who died approximately 5 years earlier in 2004.

It was performed by the Tenerife Film Orchestra & Choir, conducted by Mark Snow & Diego Navarro.

This was released to DVD as a combo limited edition CD/DVD set back in 2011. In the years since, I’ve been messing with trying to visually clean up the poorly encoded DVD. I’d never managed to have particularly good results until digging into some highly complicated de-interlacing and sharpening techniques. I also upscaled it to 720p as part of the process. There’s still a good amount of terrible aliasing during the concert performance sections (particularly on the boom arm camera shots), but this is about as good as I’m gonna get this to look, at least for now. Perhaps some day in the future some AI encoding tricks can do a bit better. But this is finally a decent, watchable encode.


Click through to the Vimeo page for the video to have clickable chapter links for the pieces of music.

0:00 – Introduction
11:12 – Star Trek: First Contact – Main Title
16:21 – Capricorn One – Main Title
19:56 – The Illustrated Man – Main Title
23:30 – Planet Of The Apes – The Clothes Snatchers
27:14 – Planet Of The Apes – The Hunt
31:04 – The Sum Of All Fears – The Mission
35:10 – The Swarm – End Title
39:15 – Poltergeist – Carol Anne’s Theme (End Title)
42:32 – Gremlins – Suite
51:04 – The Omen – Suite
1:02:56 – Total Recall – Main Title
1:05:43 – The Final Conflict – End Title
1:11:21 – Fimucité Awards

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