Remembering Jack Lord

Jack's Blog Post New Entry

"A Shallow Grave"

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on February 17, 2017 at 1:15 AM

Don Brandon Ray composed many pieces of music for Hawaii Five-0 during his twelve years as music supervisor for the series. One of his most haunting melodies is heard in Season 12, near the end of "A Shallow Grave" (Counter 45:00-46:53). It is a dissonant melody that reflects the ominous theme of the story as the body of the missing jewel thief is unearthed on the Tarnow property.

Later, after retiring from CBS, Mr. Ray composed concert music. In his Piano Concerto, 2nd movement, we hear a very similar theme. Like the earlier composition, it is dissonant; however, it goes on and does its own thing. You can hear it on (Counter 3:52-5:50).

- - - - -

John David Carson. Here, it must be mentioned that John David Carson, who portrayed the young man with the memories he could not identify, showed his true acting skills in this episode. In fact, he carried the episode. It is a shame he never received popular acclaim. The son of western actoro Kit Carson, he retired from acting in 1990 and passed away in 2009 at the age of 57. The cause of death has not been published, although it is known that he was an alcoholic.

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

You must be a member to comment on this page. Sign In or Register