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 Posted:   Sep 15, 2014 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I got to see an advance screening of this one, and I really enjoyed it, but it probably helped that I'm a big fan of the novels.

I read an interview with writer-director Scott Frank where he talked about how he wanted the film to feel like an Alan Pakula film from the 70s (the movie is, surprisingly, set in 1999 instead of 2014), which is probably why a lot of the cues -- at least the beginnings of them -- sound like Michael Small (I suspect it was tracked with FSM's Marathon Man/Parallax View CD).


Oh wow, Scott Frank wrote and directed this? Suddenly I'm much more interested in this movie.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2014 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Here is a great video of the making of the music with the composer if you want to check it out!

http://vimeo.com/103372237


 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2014 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


I took my 20 something son to see this last night (his pick) to get him out of the house. I honestly cannot say whether I like it or not, music aside. I am a big Neeson fan but can't decide whether I liked it or not. Still mulling it over. Weird huh?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2014 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I saw this at the cinema last night too.
I really enjoyed it.
As noted above, nearly every track opens with that Michael Small Parallax View/Star Chamber pulse, adding a cool groove to proceedings. I also detected moments in the score that recalled Klute, Goldsmith's Malice and even strains from Jerry's Euro thrillers in one cue (Last Run/Cassandra Crossing).
I liked the retro feel of the film. Again as noted above, it starts in the early 90's and is set mainly in 1999, but it feels more 70's in tone.
It's slow paced and drab, but I think that was part of it's charm for me.
Shame it hasn't ignited at the box office, I would have happily watched more films in any Matt Scudder series (most of my favourite films now flop at the b.o...Dredd, Edge Of Tomorrow, this...I guess I want what 'gen pub' doesn't).

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I haven't heard many film scores I've been intrigued by in recent years, and when I went to see A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES my expectations were pretty much zero for the music. I liked the film (though I wouldn't recommend it to the faint-hearted) but was very pleasantly surprised to hear a really interesting, engaging score from a guy I'd never heard of, Carlos Rivera. I will be ordering the soundtrack, and am anticipating with interest Mr. Rivera's future efforts.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

i saw this film a few weeks ago.
found it - like many films with a kidnap plot - a bit heavy going. i was expecting another Taken but i got a fairly pedestrian thriller that had a fairly typical finale. The two villains were severely creepy and cold and unhinged - similar to clinically insane Bardem in No Country - but more sadistic. i did notice the music during the film. Felt like id heard it all before - but thats how i feel about most scores in the last 20 years so im not much of a judge.

 
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