Melodic Treks 72: Another Dimension / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

"Dust" and "The Invaders" with Tom Elliot.


Prolific composer Jerry Goldsmith, began his composing career with television in 1954 with the television series The Lineup. Throughout the fifties, his resume slowly started to grow until it exploded in the sixties with over forty different productions that he would work on. One of the television shows that he would compose for in the early sixties was the cult classic called The Twilight Zone.

In this episode of Melodic Treks, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Tom Elliot, host of The Twilight Zone Podcast, to discuss Goldsmith's contributions to two classic episodes from the second season of that show. We also compare the music of "The Invaders" to Bernard Herrmann's work on Psycho, as well as the effectiveness of the score in an episode that has almost no dialogue. We also talk about Goldsmith's Mexican influenced score to the episode "Dust," and the legacy of that episode.

Chapters

In Memorial: Richard Hatch (00:00:00)
"Colonial Anthem" (composed by B. McCreary) (00:00:45)
Intro (00:02:25)
Welcome, Tom! (00:03:23)
"The Invaders" (composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:12:59)
"Dust" (composed by J. Goldsmith) (00:28:24)
Finding Tom (00:47:06)


Host

Brandon-Shea Mutala

Guest

Tom Elliot

Production

Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)