Zig Zag (1970 film)
|Directed by||Richard A. Colla|
|Produced by||Robert Enders|
|Written by||John T. Kelley|
|Story by||Robert Enders|
|Music by||Oliver Nelson|
|Edited by||Ferris Webster|
|April 27, 1970|
Paul Cameron is an insurance executive who finds out he has a brain tumor. His family will receive nothing under his current policies, but there is a huge reward for information leading to the arrest of the murderer of a businessman. Cameron frames himself for the murder in the hopes of collecting the reward money for his wife in an anonymous bank account. Cameron is found guilty and sentenced to death, but then is cured of the disease, and escapes in order to find the real killer and clear his name.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Recorded||February 19 & 20 and April 3 & 16, 1970|
MGM Studios Scoring Stage, Culver City and Hollywood, CA
|Producer||Perry Botkin, Jr., Don Peake and Mike Curb|
|Oliver Nelson chronology|
The film score was composed, arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson, and the soundtrack album was released on the MGM label. Allmusic's Jason Ankeney noted that Nelson did "a particularly strong job of evoking the grittiness of their urban setting" and said that "Recalling vintage jazz in both its atmosphere and vigor, the music navigates though a series of mood and tempo shifts with the precision of a race car moving in and out of traffic". The album also included two tracks with lyrics by Hal David sung by Bobby Hatfield and Roy Orbison singing the Mike Curb composition "Zigzag".
All compositions by Oliver Nelson escept as indicated
- "All You Did Was Smile" (lyrics by Hal David) - 1:41
- "Main Title from "Zigzag" - 2:30
- "Guilty, Your Honor" - 1:50
- "It Was You, It Was You" - 2:30
- "Love Theme (Bossa)" - 2:39
- "Earphones" - 2:03
- "Zigzag" (Mike Curb, Robert Enders, Guy Hemric) - 2:50
- "The Other Car" - 3:55
- "Variations of Themes" - 4:50
- "I Call Your Name"(lyrics by Hal David) - 2:32
- "End Title" - 1:05
Tracks 1 & 10:
- Arranged and conducted by Don Peak with Roy Orbison - vocals
The film has been remade in India four times:
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- "Zig Zag". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
- Ankeney, Jason. Zigzag Original Soundtrack – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
- Preuss, P., Callahan, M., Edwards, D., & Eyries, P. MGM Album Discography, Part 12 (Soundtrack Series) accessed February 8, 2016