R. L. Pulliam

"no lemming, I"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (4 of 6)
Location: Oakland, CA USA
In My Own Words:
I have loved movies since I was 7 years old and saw 'Anastasia,' 'The Ten Commandments' and 'War and Peace' in their original theatrical presentations (1956). My love of film has never waned, but it was heightened by my discovery of the movie soundtrack in the early 1960s (Exodus and To Kill A Mockingbird really grabbed my attention) and I've been a film score fan ever since. I regularly contrib… Read more


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The Uninvited [1944] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ray Milland
The Uninvited [1944] [DVD] DVD ~ Ray Milland
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
"The Uninvited" is one of my favorite films of all time. I know it's not a perfect film, but it has extremely engaging performances, handles the supernatural element extremely well without hyperbole, features dramatic cinematography and has a gorgeous score by Victor Young. This particular DVD is the best version I've seen yet. The image is sharp and the chiaroscuro of the photography is particularly vivid inside Windward House where electricity has yet to come. All the night scenes are candlelit and the light and shadows are extremely effective. Ray Milland is at his most charming and Gail Russell, in her debut film, is a beautiful presence. I can watch this film many times… Read more
That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Fil&hellip ~ John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra
That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical ~ John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
If anything is more glorious than watching those classic MGM musicals and revelling in the splendid music that always accompanied them, then this CD recording comes close inasmuch as John Wilson has recreated - to PERFECTION -- the glorious orchestrations of MGM savant Conrad Salinger, arguably Hollywood's greatest-ever orchestrator.

Salinger gave MGM musicals their unique sound, and nobody, but nobody, has ever gotten it right until now. How did he do this? Well, he went to the source (MGM#, and he discovered conductor parts for a lot of the music he wanted to resurrect. All the orchestra parts were destroyed some 50-plus years ago, so he reproduced them. Remarkably, it is… Read more