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 Posted:   Apr 1, 2013 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

No credit to Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte for tracks 2 and 12... Sad.


Indeed.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 2:32 AM   
 By:   Dorian   (Member)

Got the album today. Pretty nice. So far, the techno tracks co-authored with Paolo Steffan are my favorites, though "Journey Through a Nightmare" is a beautiful track.

Still, there was room for a picture of a white-faced clown, but no notes. Bizarre.


You'll find the explanation just six posts above yours.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

My copy arrived today with a few other discs.
It's great to have a new Donaggio/DePalma to discover after all these years.
I haven't unwrapped it or settled back for a listen yet, so I shall return with my thoughts when I have done!
Cheers Quartet! smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2013 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

You'll find the explanation just six posts above yours.

I know. That was a post script to my earlier post.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2013 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

>>>>>>>>No credit to Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte for tracks 2 and 12... Sad>>>>>>

Are you saying those two tracks are NOT composed by Donaggio, or that he has been inspired in them, ala Horner and Fielding?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2013 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

After getting over the initial disappointment for this score (admittedly after only one play through, not having seen the film and having all their previous classic scores tumbling through my head beforehand) I realise it was wrong to expect something akin to Carrie, Dressed To Kill, Home Movies, Blow Out and Body Double.
Like latterday Goldsmith, it's hard when composers stop belting out new scores the way they used to when you first got into them.
This CD certainly has good moments (I really like the mischievous/playful opening cue and the Dressed To Kill homage later on is fun) but it seems to lack a strong/memorable main theme.
I also pretty much hated the dated 80's/Kenny G styled pop tracks, not sure what they were thinking there.
I will certainly give it a few more goes and I will see the film if it ever opens at a cinema in the UK, but for now, this one joins Raising Cain in my lacklustre Donaggio/DePalma scores collection.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2013 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

>>>>>>>>No credit to Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte for tracks 2 and 12... Sad>>>>>>

Are you saying those two tracks are NOT composed by Donaggio, or that he has been inspired in them, ala Horner and Fielding?


It's far more than inspiration. I think these tracks are more than 50% Maurice Ravel.

Ravel's 1899 composition for solo piano:



Ravel's 1910 orchestrated version:

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   ajhfsm   (Member)

After getting over the initial disappointment for this score (admittedly after only one play through, not having seen the film and having all their previous classic scores tumbling through my head beforehand) I realise it was wrong to expect something akin to Carrie, Dressed To Kill, Home Movies, Blow Out and Body Double.
Like latterday Goldsmith, it's hard when composers stop belting out new scores the way they used to when you first got into them.
This CD certainly has good moments (I really like the mischievous/playful opening cue and the Dressed To Kill homage later on is fun) but it seems to lack a strong/memorable main theme.
I also pretty much hated the dated 80's/Kenny G styled pop tracks, not sure what they were thinking there.
I will certainly give it a few more goes and I will see the film if it ever opens at a cinema in the UK, but for now, this one joins Raising Cain in my lacklustre Donaggio/DePalma scores collection.


There is a memorable theme in any of Donaggio's scores? Not to my knowledge.

Just recently I've been listening to the new Donaggio releases, PASSION pretty much the composer at the top of his talents. I think sentimentality is keeping others from that view.

Also De Palma right along with Pino, fine effort.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)



There is a memorable theme in any of Donaggio's scores? Not to my knowledge.


With all due respect...are you crazy!? You don't think CARRIE, DRESSED TO KILL or BLOW OUT have memorable themes?

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2013 - 10:26 PM   
 By:   ajhfsm   (Member)



There is a memorable theme in any of Donaggio's scores? Not to my knowledge.


With all due respect...are you crazy!? You don't think CARRIE, DRESSED TO KILL or BLOW OUT have memorable themes?


No, but enjoyable.

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)



There is a memorable theme in any of Donaggio's scores? Not to my knowledge.


With all due respect...are you crazy!? You don't think CARRIE, DRESSED TO KILL or BLOW OUT have memorable themes?


No, but enjoyable.


Okay...how do you define a memorable theme?

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I define a memorable theme as a theme that is easy to remember afterwards, or, perhaps more correctly, how hard it is to forget.

I think that's a product of two things: how well it's written and how much it comes up in the material.

I personally found the CARRIE theme very memorable.

PS, just belatedly ordered this. The samples were appealing. Much moreso than some of the blockbuster scores out at the moment.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)



There is a memorable theme in any of Donaggio's scores? Not to my knowledge.


With all due respect...are you crazy!? You don't think CARRIE, DRESSED TO KILL or BLOW OUT have memorable themes?


No, but enjoyable.


Okay...how do you define a memorable theme?


The theme for the lake in PIRANHA.

The love theme from TOURIST TRAP.

The 'Karen's anxiety' theme from THE HOWLING.

'Martha's Lament' from CRAWLSPACE.

Need I go on?

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2013 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   ajhfsm   (Member)

Musically and sonically PASSION is a pleasure. It also fits the film like a glove, I never found any music intrusive, supported the emotion very well. I don't find the fashion show cat walk music 80's derivative, rather an embodiment of modern glamour and wealth excess, much like the 80's is remembered.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2013 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Finally saw the movie (haven't seen the original) and enjoyed it very much; Noomi Rapace is brilliant in it and it has all the De Palma trademarks; Donaggio's score really gets to amp things up and the long camerashot before Rapace's character has a meltdown in the parking garage is gorgeous and brilliantly scored. Great and clever visual thriller and the marketing/PR firm workplace is a great setting for tension smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2013 - 11:44 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of PASSION, for anyone who is interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2013/09/02/passion-pino-donaggio/

Jon

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2013 - 2:51 AM   
 By:   ajhfsm   (Member)

Nobody appreciates "Higher Heels".

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Just watched this movie. Boy was it bad! But the music was classic Donaggio. When you replay parts of a bad movie just to hear the score, well............. you should buy that score.

Highly recommended for those who like big, orchestral, mystery scores.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 8:16 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Just watched this movie. Boy was it bad! But the music was classic Donaggio. When you replay parts of a bad movie just to hear the score, well............. you should buy that score.

Highly recommended for those who like big, orchestral, mystery scores.


Yes. That score has some sublime moments... and thanks for the warning. wink I'll wait until I'm in a drunken stupor to watch the film. Wait a minute! I don't drink. smile

 
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