Episode 5 - A Marriage of Strangers - Playhouse 90 (1959)

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In this episode, we take a look at "A Marriage of Strangers," an installment of the 90-minute CBS anthology series Playhouse 90. Your humble hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark discuss the unique nature of this series, the teleplay's struggle to create a persuasively authentic portrait of a marriage, the challenges of writing music for live television, and – of course – the tender Jerry Goldsmith score. Offering a pair of memorable themes (one melancholy, one romantic) and some moments of surprising tension, "A Marriage of Strangers" is the longest Goldsmith score we've covered to date. Additionally, we dip into the mailbag and briefly discuss a bit of listener feedback. Put this episode around your finger and join us!
The Work: Jerry Goldsmith: The Early Years, Volume 1 (at Screen Archives)
In Depth: Jerry Goldsmith interviewed by Jon Burlingame for the Archive of American Television (May 8th, 2002)
Please send your correspondence to mail@goldsmithodyssey.com.

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