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 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Enjoyable score.

Someone write this down. A score with no synths (right?) gets the seal of approval from First Breath.


Actually there is a fair amount of synths in there. As well as bird sounds! smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Enjoyable score.

Someone write this down. A score with no synths (right?) gets the seal of approval from First Breath.


Well, you clearly haven't followed my posts through the years. I enjoy a synth-free score from time to time. Forrest Gump and Schindler's List for instance.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2014 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I have indeed missed out. We've got 1993 and 1994 covered now!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Okay, it's just how I remember it.
I love the tracks Green To Green, Dano, Catechize, Berol Black Beauty and The Dark Half, but find the other cues ponderous and boring, not unlike some other Chris Young thriller/horror scores I have.
He just gets a bit too heavy for me at times and I bail out on the soundtrack during listening.
I did notice parts of this score reminded me of Goldsmith's Magic at times, another thriller about split personalities. I wonder if Young was consciously channeling this, or maybe it was HIS Dark Half wink
I remember the film being okay, but haven't seen it for years. Secret Window shares similar ideas from the same author.

Francis, I admire your devotion to this film and it's score.

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2014 - 4:33 AM   
 By:   Ratatouille   (Member)

A great score !

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2014 - 4:33 AM   
 By:   Ratatouille   (Member)

A great score !

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2014 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Mr Drive   (Member)

It is, it is.

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2014 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Mr Drive   (Member)

On a slightly more historical note, this must be one of the originators of the soft piano tune cliché of modern horror/thriller scoring. Although more credit must probably go to "Jennifer 8" and the succession of scores that the composer himself called his Jennifers 9, 10 and 11 - "Judicial Consent", "Copycat" and "Unforgettable".

Actually "Presumed Innocent" could probably be counted as the actual grandfather of this approach. I remember to have read it was the temp track here. Williams didn't contrast the piano tune with atonal stuff though.

 
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