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 Posted:   Jun 6, 2014 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

I thought the tapes were lost on this one. Where did the iso score come from?

it's not confirmed yet. It's a guess of mine, since all of TT's releases, except one I think, have iso scores.
By the way, it doesn't mean that it will be the complete score.
Eg. some Blurays had a score + effects track, and in others, the iso score didn't include the complete score but only those cues that were available.

By the way, there is this comment by someone in their facebook:
UNDER FIRE- Awesome time to unearth the original score on the isolated track (ofcourse that 2cd set)
and Nick Redman (of TT) responds:
Indeed, Amer...

I don't know what does that mean. It definitely means that the isolated score WILL be included, but I'm not sure if it will be complete.
And I didn't understand the part about the 2cd set..



That would be me. Its not usual for Nick Redman to come out in the open and confirm it. But it now seems highly likely that we may finally see the original tracks of Under Fire in both isolated and cd format by the end of the year. Most likely La La Land or Intrada would end up issuing it. Good news altogether.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2014 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   chromaparadise   (Member)

But it now seems highly likely that we may finally see the original tracks of Under Fire in both isolated and cd format by the end of the year. Most likely La La Land or Intrada would end up issuing it. Good news altogether.

That would be a dream come true at long last...I hope, I hope, I hope!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2014 - 2:54 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

So in that case presumably there are *unheard* film recordings!




Exactly. But since they didn`t end up un the film, who knows if they still exist and if they are included in the now speculated discovered tapes.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2014 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

If this movie didn't have the Goldsmith score it does, I'd barely remember it

Surprised to hear that. The movie stood out as a rare (for Hollywood) serious take on matters of contemporary politics and media. A couple of the unexpected killings arrived with terrible force. They still linger in memory.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2014 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

The movie stood out as a rare (for Hollywood) serious take on matters of contemporary politics and media. A couple of the unexpected killings arrived with terrible force. They still linger in memory.

Agree 100%. An important film about the manipulation of modern media and the political situation in central america. IMO the best movie Goldsmith has scored.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2014 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

If this movie didn't have the Goldsmith score it does, I'd barely remember it

Surprised to hear that. The movie stood out as a rare (for Hollywood) serious take on matters of contemporary politics and media. A couple of the unexpected killings arrived with terrible force. They still linger in memory.


And yet I get the sense that it's not much talked about. It's part of that '80s Reagan era, fighting communism in Central America mess, that isn't relevant in our current "war on terror" era. Also, the careers of the actors involved and the director and writer are either in twilight or long dead. I like the movie, but I'm not crazy about it. It was good back in its day, but I don't recall much impact. Goldsmith's score is the single element that really transcends the datedness of the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2014 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

It's part of that '80s Reagan era, fighting communism in Central America mess, that isn't relevant in our current "war on terror" era.

I couldn`t disagree more. Without getting too political here, I would say that considering how actively the US is involved in regime change operations in countries like Venezuela and Ukraine, IMO Under Fire`s story is quite relevant today.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2014 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Mr Drive   (Member)

Concerning the politics I would say the same - it is still very much relevant today.

And also, what about the breathtaking cinematography by Kubrick regular John Alcott? That should be another thing worth remembering! It's a poem of natural light.

A great film overall. And one of the best Goldsmith ever worked on.

Btw Spottiswoode, uneven as a director, was a successful editor before. He worked with Peckinpah on Straw Dogs, Getaway and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   alexlim   (Member)

To me, that would be a dream come true!

Although this is one of my favorite soundtracks, I rarely listen to it, because I am not satisfied with the version contained on the CD. Although the cd presents some cues that are heard in the film (House of Hammocks and Rafael), always miss the beautiful cues that were left off the CD, such as:

The opening sequence of the film.
The sequence in which the rebels play a bus against a tank.
The sequence in which the photographer Russel and the journalist Claire crossing a river towards the camp of the rebels.
The action sequence in which, after witnessing the death of journalist Alex, the photographer runs away and hides in a slum.

Among others.

 
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