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 Posted:   Jan 14, 2014 - 9:29 PM   
 By:   1980's Soundtrack Whore   (Member)

I concur with all the above praise. This is a superb score I can't wait to get my hands on.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

MAGIC! I've been waiting for this score & released on my birthday!
Yiphee....!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

Yes Yes Yes. One of my favorite movies of the 90s, one of my favorite scores of the 90s and one of my favorite Newton Howard scores in general. His themes and the way he uses them in the film are perfect. The music box theme for Douglas`family memories, the horn theme for him taking charge and the lonely trumpet theme for people who are the "losers" and the haunting melancholy theme are just amazing. I also love the main title that almost sounds like the main title of Planet of the Apes and perfectly describes the Douglas-Defense character in the hostile environment of an urban surrounding. This is a perfect example of a great composer who understood the psychological structure of the movie and thus created an extremely moving and powerful score. I can`t thank Intrada enough for making Falling Down their first James Newton Howard release.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

His themes and the way he uses them in the film are perfect. The music box theme for Douglas`family memories . . ..

Yeah, I never heard it done like that before. smile Honestly, I watched that film at least twice, and can't remember the music, the fly crawling on Douglas' neck, but not the music, so I'm looking forward to spending some money on a whole bunch of CDs next week. New music for the new year.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2014 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   Guy   (Member)

A great film from the 90's, certainly will be picking up this JNH score.

I still think the burger scene is a cinema classic - and the 'mis-advertising' still relevant today in many a food chain !

When I saw Sideway's I thought their golf scene was an homage to Falling Down's.

I think I will have to go watch the film again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

There was a pretty good breakdown/theme analysis in an old 90's SOUNDTRACK mag, I'll have to pull that at home and give the issue # if anyone cares.

I certainly do!


Finally remembered just for you Mr. Greg! smile

It's Soundtrack! Vol 16, No. 61 from March 1997 - Elfman's MARS ATTACKS
is the cover story.
Nice piece on the JNH 'Down' score by Kjell Neckebroeck - he discusses themes,
score and instrumentation analysis, along with a play by play of a "dream album"
Ha, finally, right?
He notes the article is based on "all 24 cues & 55 minutes of it".

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2014 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   oyarsa   (Member)

I recently saw this film for the first time and thought the score was brilliant. I will probably get it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2014 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Ordered for sure. The samples sound great!!

 
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