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 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

http://www.quartetrecords.com/the-russia-house.html

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I wish there was a volume control feature with Quartet's sound samples.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

I've been waiting for a remastered version. This is one my favorite Goldsmith scores.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I’m curious to hear those new suspense cues. I don’t think I’ve ever made it all the way through that film.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I’m curious to hear those new suspense cues. I don’t think I’ve ever made it all the way through that film.


I am one of the few admirers of that film, it is indeed an incredibly slow moving film, but I always thought that was somewhat of the point, it is piece of poetry as much as political intrigue and suspense. It is enormously more watchable because of the score, which makes everything look warmer and more enchanting. This film is loaded with great actors, it is also impeccably shot. In the end, it rewards the viewer for patience.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I adore this film, have ever since seeing it with my wife and mother in the theater in 1990. I was a big fan of John Le Carre, and this film just nailed it.

I also adore Jerry's score. I was so glad he had a chance to go full-bore lyrical for once. But I too felt that the album just went on and on, so I dunno about an upgrade.

We'll see if it hangs around long enough for me to change my mind. Almost kinda hope not, so Quartet gets their sellout and I don't get tempted.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I wonder why the new cues were noted with an asterix.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I’m curious to hear those new suspense cues. I don’t think I’ve ever made it all the way through that film.

I just found & watched the TT Blu in town for....not saying how much.....and the new cues are very good, I'm excited for this! I love the hell out of this score, and like some undisclosed actor I heard about in an interview with Richard Kraft about it, am also sad when it ends. Score is so good I've played it for ever it seems.
The unreleased material is excellent, neither reprises of the main theme or wholly, draggy suspense.

Thanks Quartet! And thanks to the all-star team that worked on it - I know it'll be excellent.
-Sean

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

The Russia House (1990) ... it's a film I've watched 2 ... or is it 3? ... times. And I can remember virtually nothing about it, other than it stars Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer and ... ?

Oh, and it carries one of my favourite Jerry Goldsmith scores! smile

We've discussed the score before and I know it gets criticised - often - for being too slow/repetitive/boring but, for me, it's (mostly) a lovely melodic work. I'm aware the main theme was written for (but unused) the score for Alien Nation (1988) ... that film's loss was this film's gain.

Will I buy this expansion? Probably not straightaway and I enjoy the existing CD album as it stands but if it stays around long enough .. yes!

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

....And I can remember virtually nothing about it, other than it stars Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer and ... ?

And Ken Russell, of course! wink

Actually, more to the point - Klaus Maria Brandauer, James Fox (in a wonderful performance), Roy Scheider (as the vile American)....and that's without looking it up even.

I guess I remember it better than you MM. wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I never cared for this film or its score. I had the CD for a very short time and sold it at a local flea market.:-(

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

In the end, it rewards the viewer for patience.

In a nutshell.... and FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! The Russia House is one of those scores that has grown on me over the last 25 years. With every successive listen , I always wonder why I didn't take to it immediately.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I love this score, definitely one of my favourite Jerry soundtracks. Tense, melodic, gorgeous. Ordered!!!

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

The Russia House (1990) ... it's a film I've watched 2 ... or is it 3? ... times. And I can remember virtually nothing about it, other than it stars Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer and ... ?

Oh, and it carries one of my favourite Jerry Goldsmith scores! smile

We've discussed the score before and I know it gets criticised - often - for being too slow/repetitive/boring but, for me, it's (mostly) a lovely melodic work. I'm aware the main theme was written for (but unused) the score for Alien Nation (1988) ... that film's loss was this film's gain.

Will I buy this expansion? Probably not straightaway and I enjoy the existing CD album as it stands but if it stays around long enough .. yes!

Mitch


It was written for Wall Street before Goldsmith left the production. Then he used it in Alien Nation, then Russia House.
I actually really dig the Alien Nation version, especially the cheesy end title version.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

THE RUSSIA HOUSE will always have place in my heart for comforting me the evening after I had just failed my first driving exam. I think it was only my 2nd ever CD purchase, I bought it right after the failure whilst still in downtown. (Yes, I did pass on the 2nd attempt)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Unfortunately I tend to agree with the person who told Jeff Bond that the original album was "too f***ing long!"

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Maybe, but if one-thousand copies sell out, then there's a completely valid argument against that.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Commercially valid, yes.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

No; that's one thousand people who bought it, so they obviously disagree to some extent, otherwise they'd have Thored it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2017 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

as I predicted.....



" Posted: Dec 4, 2017 - 11:41 AM Edit Post Report Abuse Reply to Post
By: Mr. Marshall (Member)

re: THE RUSSIA HOUSE

Riotengine has it on his EBAY which portends an upcoming expansion.
PONER hath spoken! "


....and still ScHiffy doubts The PONER!

 
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