Thursday, January 4, 2007
The Swarm (1978) / music by Jerry Goldsmith
Its not the worst / funniest of the Irwin Allen disasters - that honor falls to Allen's next one, the killer volcano flick (starring Paul Newman during a rough patch in his career) When Time Ran Out (which by the way featured a score by Lalo Schifrin - I cant remember if that score was any good; anyone? anyone?).
The Swarm has its moments of course, courtesy of the really cheesy effects, hilarious dialogue or (over)acting by the cast .
I dig Michael Caine and will watch him in just about anything (OK except Jaws The Revenge).
Heck, I even liked (yes, actually liked) Beyond The Poseiden Adventure when it first came out (score by jerry Fielding: anyone? anyone?).
Jerry Goldsmith's great score belongs to an entirely different (i.e. more serious, all 'round better) flick. Maybe Jerry didnt have any idea of the quality of the film he was composing for; he is most definately not slacking here...