CHARLIE BRIGDEN IS A WRITER AND JOURNALIST BASED IN SOUTH WALES WHO SPECIALISES IN FILM AND FILM MUSIC WRITING. HE HAS A REPUTATION FOR AN INCISIVELY ANALYTIC AND ENTERTAINING STYLE AND CAN BE FOUND AT SUCH PLACES AS THE QUIETUS AND ROGER EBERT AS WELL AS WORKING FOR CLIENTS LIKE MONDO AND INDICATOR.

Escape To Witch Mountain

By Charlie Brigden witchmountain

Title: Escape To Witch Mountain

Composer: Johnny Mandel

The Film: A pair of twins with psycho and telekinetic abilities are pursued by a millionaire who wants to exploit their powers to make him richer.

The Score: Mandel's score is full of intrigue and wonder, with a certain naivety and innocence coming from the influence of the children. That innocence lends its beauty and kindness, and its quirkiness.

Distinguishing Features: The wonderful main title, the mysterious yet wondrous woodwind and piano of 'Close Shave and Uncle Lucas', the tense and spooky 'Thunderhead'.

Final Thoughts: A lovely and gentle example of silver age scoring in a brilliant edition from Intrada. A wonderful package and score, Escape To Witch Mountain is highly recommended.

Escape To Witch Mountain is out now from Intrada Records

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