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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: Aisle Seat 5-24: Kino Lorber Memorial Day Edition by Andy Dursin
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2022 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

"Despite the cast and premise, “Breakout” is a disappointment – a letdown that extends to Jerry Goldsmith’s unmemorable score – though it does boast one of the most unintentionally funny “dummy deaths” in film history, looking more like a piñata being broken apart than a human body!

“Breakout” makes its standalone Blu-Ray debut from Kino Lorber though the movie was previously issued in a four-movie Bronson anthology from Mill Creek back in 2018. Kino Lorber’s transfer appears to be based on the same Sony master (2.35) though the compression and encoding are superior here. The DTS mono sound is OK though there’s not much to take away from in Goldsmith’s score, at least from a thematic standpoint. In addition to trailers and TV spots, the disc includes an informative new commentary from Paul Talbot, Bronson historian and author."

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Was surprised to read these comments today from Andy Dursin towards one of my absolute favorite Goldsmith action scores! Sure, it's not a score that's concerned with having a big hummable tune, but it certainly doesn't need one IMO! It has plenty of energy and personality to spare. Goldsmith makes suspense music thrilling like pretty much no one else can, and this also has thrilling action cues. I adore Goldsmith composing "dark Hispanic brass" music like in this, High Velocity, and 100 Rifles...

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2022 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   DavidCorkum   (Member)

Was surprised to read these comments today from Andy Dursin towards one of my absolute favorite Goldsmith action scores! Sure, it's not a score that's concerned with having a big hummable tune, but it certainly doesn't need one IMO! It has plenty of energy and personality to spare. Goldsmith makes suspense music thrilling like pretty much no one else can, and this also has thrilling action cues. I adore Goldsmith composing "dark Hispanic brass" music like in this, High Velocity, and 100 Rifles...

Yavar


I agree! Breakout and Logan's Run were the 2 Goldsmith scores that I first noticed, and set me on my life's atypical obsession. This score goes back to the days of recording cassette audio tapes off my TV's speakers! That's what us old fans had to do. I think 100 Rifles is his most crazy Hispanic score, but Breakout is great fun. Admittedly in my case that comes from a nostalgic perspective.

 
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