Brief excerpt from Goldsmith interview

Question: Jerrald, I've listened to and admired your work for many, many years. The Sand Pebbles is a personal favorite. Were there any unique challenges, or anecdotes about doing that score?

GoldsmithJ: Yes. Originally I was supposed to do Grand Prix, but I was under contract to 20th Century Fox at that time and Alex North was supposed to do Sand Pebbles, but he got sick, so Fox preempted me out of Grand Prix, and to my good fortune, I got to do Sand Pebbles. It was my first time working with Robert Wise and it was a great experience.
Source: America On Line (AOL Online Host) - 7/11/95

Here are some additional links to Jerry Goldsmith interviews where he mentions The Sand Pebbles.

BBC Interview - July 7, 1969

Goldsmith Society´s Film Music Seminar on August 19th 1989

More Jerry Goldsmith interviews...

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