Tag: Bert I. Gordon

A Song Before Annihilation: Beginning of the End (Albert Glasser)

A Song Before Annihilation: Beginning of the End (Albert Glasser)

It’s thrills, chills, and bombast to spare in this brief suite of cues from Bert I. Gordon’s big-bug opus Beginning of the End (1957), courtesy of one of the director’s earliest collaborations with prolific cinema composer Albert Glasser. His minute-long opening theme to the picture is an all-out assault […]

The Real B. I. G. Picture Show: <br>Beginning of the End (1957)

The Real B. I. G. Picture Show:
Beginning of the End (1957)

With his independently produced sci-fi shocker The Cyclops already in the black with nary a ticket sold there was really nowhere to go but up for director and bargain effects whiz Bert I. Gordon. As RKO tangled with releasing that picture (picked up just before […]

The Real B. I. G. Picture Show: <br>The Cyclops (1957)

The Real B. I. G. Picture Show:
The Cyclops (1957)

Independently financed for what must have seemed a small fortune to commercial maker turned Hollywood director and low budget special effects guru Bert I. Gordon in the wake of 1955’s miserly matinee King Dinosaur, the 1957 sci-fi horror The Cyclops was the first film in Gordon’s filmography to […]

The Real B. I. G. Picture Show: <br>King Dinosaur (1955)

The Real B. I. G. Picture Show:
King Dinosaur (1955)

Four generic science-types do generic science-y stuff on the wandering planet Nova in this bargain basement sci-fi yarn released through independent Lippert Pictures (The Lost Continent, Rocketship X-M) in the summer of 1955. The eponymous King Dinosaur and his prehistoric pals are a sad sack indeed, a […]

A Song Before Annihilation: The Cyclops / The Amazing Colossal Man / War of the Colossal Beast (Albert Glasser)

A Song Before Annihilation: The Cyclops / The Amazing Colossal Man / War of the Colossal Beast (Albert Glasser)

What can I say. I’ve been in a Bert I. Gordon sort of mood as of late, which means that I’ve been in an Albert Glasser sort of mood as well. Though he composed heaps of scores across many genres during his 30 year career, […]