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 Posted:   Jul 21, 2014 - 9:28 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Does anyone know?

Did Randy Edelman ever talk about working with Jean Claude Van Damme on his first directorial job?

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

bump

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Exercise buddies?

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Maybe just because he's a helluva good composer!

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

Just a guess but it was probably because of the success of Dragon The Bruce Lee Story, and that Edelman was the King of Trailer Music back then.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Why not?

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Why not?

Just waiting for that one...

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Exercise buddies?

There we have it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   BROMHEAD1   (Member)

delete

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   BROMHEAD1   (Member)

Why not? its like asking why Spielberg chose Williams....cos he wanted to...

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

"Why Not?"
Well you can ask that about the choice of any composer, but I initially assumed First Breath was asking about specifics.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Why not? its like asking why Spielberg chose Williams....cos he wanted to...

Geez...

Did you see my second question? It said:

"Did Randy Edelman ever talk about working with Jean Claude Van Damme on his first directorial job?"

I don't need people answering "why not". I need info on possible comments from Van Damme or Edelman on their collaboration. If you don't have any, fine.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Just a guess but it was probably because of the success of Dragon The Bruce Lee Story

This sounds like a very good explanation.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

I certainly have no answer as to why Edelman got the gig, but I am glad he did. I love the score to "The Quest". I am normally not big on synths, but I love Edelman's music. The man can write a great melody. Personally I think his action writting is wonderful.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2014 - 11:22 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I certainly have no answer as to why Edelman got the gig, but I am glad he did. I love the score to "The Quest". I am normally not big on synths, but I love Edelman's music. The man can write a great melody. Personally I think his action writting is wonderful.


For me personally, the track "Old New York" is the highlight on the soundtrack. It is short but it is one of the best tracks/cues he has ever done in any filmscore that I have heard.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Why not?

Just waiting for that one...


I apologize if my response seemed glib. That was not my intention. I'm assuming that Edelman was hired for the same reason anybody on a film is hired: Van Damme responded to his work, he was available and affordable, they had a creative meeting where they seemed in sync.

For all I know, Edelman could be Van Damme's brother-in-law or have saved him from a burning building. But unless anybody knows anything to the contrary, the answer to your question is likely pretty mundane.

I hope you don't consider that a smart-ass answer. To me, it seems the logical one. We could ask this question about any scoring assignment (not to mention the hiring of any cinematographer, editor, costume designer, etc.), and only a tiny percentage would have a story behind them beyond that.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

He probably needed a safe, quick composer after Kilar turned the offer down upon seeing the film.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

He probably needed a safe, quick composer after Kilar turned the offer down upon seeing the film.

Not even funny.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Why not?

Just waiting for that one...


I apologize if my response seemed glib. That was not my intention. I'm assuming that Edelman was hired for the same reason anybody on a film is hired: Van Damme responded to his work, he was available and affordable, they had a creative meeting where they seemed in sync.

For all I know, Edelman could be Van Damme's brother-in-law or have saved him from a burning building. But unless anybody knows anything to the contrary, the answer to your question is likely pretty mundane.

I hope you don't consider that a smart-ass answer. To me, it seems the logical one. We could ask this question about any scoring assignment (not to mention the hiring of any cinematographer, editor, costume designer, etc.), and only a tiny percentage would have a story behind them beyond that.


Well, for your information, I have read several stories of WHY a certain composer was hired by a certain director. And I just had a glimpse of hop that MAYBE an individual on this board knew anything like that in this case. Or even read an interview! But I guess I was too optimistic, no such thing as inside information here. And in my opinion no information is better than speculations or people trying to be funny.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Does anyone know?

Did Randy Edelman ever talk about working with Jean Claude Van Damme on his first directorial job?


Edelman was a hot composer at the time at Universal having done Dragon, Kindergarten Cop, Beethoven films and, I believe was wrapping up Dragonheart at the time.. They needed a solid score by one of their "A" composers so he got the gig. It's not always up to the director. The studio usually has a bigger say as to who composes what, especially if it's a film from a newbie (despite Jean Claude's pedigree as an actor).

It was a good choice

MV

 
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