Friday, November 21, 2008

RIP Irving Gertz

I love Universal's creature features from the 50s, but admit that they're not always as exciting as this poster. (They come closer than a lot of bait-and-switch movies, though.) But the composer, who died last week at age 93, did what he could to help enliven the sci-fi atmosphere, and had numerous credits from other genres on his resume besides. The New York Times obit is a little snide, but somewhat at the Gray Lady must be a monster fan for him to get some ink.

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