"New" for 2010!!! Percy Faith recorded about 90 albums. He also scored about, er, I dunno, a half dozen pictures. Thanks to www.warnerarchive.com, you can now get one of those few films (DVD) as shown below, THE THIRD DAY starring George Peppard and Elizabeth Ashley, from 1965. Genuine mono. The print they used to make the DVD (evidently they burn to order) is extremely good.
Ah, erm, the movie itself, it's an interesting story, not a bad movie but a long way from great (in my idiotic opinion).
As for the score, Percy wrote one main theme (Love Me Now) that he "repurposed" (I can think of other terms but will refrain) in different ways for the film. Lots of riffs to underscore tension, fear, all that good stuff. Percy used way too much saxophone in "romantic" scenes at the expense of strings, or so I think.
The Third Day is a much better movie than THE OSCAR but the Percy Faith soundtrack isn't as good - and happily THE OSCAR's soundtrack is readily available from Collectables. The film, THE OSCAR, seems to have featured a lot of stars, big stars, and yet I like what Gene Lees called it, a "turgid turkey of a melodrama." That may not be an exact quote, my notes are scattered. Big stars in a Titanic-like movie (as in deck chairs, DOOMED, etc). Still, Percy wrote a beautiful score for an awful movie, and his score is well worth having. I hope the film is released one day on DVD but I have a feeling, somehow, that 45-odd years ago there was much shouting in a board room somewhere and a lot of famous actors and actresses must have felt at least a little shock at the final product - a total bomb... save for the soundtrack! I'm sure there are more than a few collectors who would love to have a nice, bad melodrama with a good score to pass a rainy afternoon.
Percy Faith only briefly explored the movie scoring biz. He certainly had the talent, but in talking with his daughter years ago I had the clear idea that he was just not able to get into a world where scores were thrown out on a whim by temperamental producers... (he had at least one score thrown out) and he was at home in the RECORD business, not the movie business. We should all rejoice at his career choice to primarily make record albums after the Canadian days on the radio with live orchestras.