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 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (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


Yes, you're probably right about the studio thing. Perhaps we have a tendency to overestimate the director's power about those things.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

Not to change the subject but 1996 Down Periscope had a great score by Edelman.

A little comedy and action music. Maybe LLL?

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

I think only Paul Hertzog is able to make a very good score for a Van Damme action movie.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I think only Paul Hertzog is able to make a very good score for a Van Damme action movie.

Perhaps.

I think Gary Chang wrote some good stuff to both Death Warrant and Double Team though.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Not to change the subject but 1996 Down Periscope had a great score by Edelman.

A little comedy and action music. Maybe LLL?


No, I am afraid not. These comedy scores just don't sell (no matter how great some of them are).

Sorry

frown

MV

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"I think only Paul Hertzog is able to make a very good score for a Van Damme action movie"
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John Scott and I would beg to differ wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

That's only my opinion (IMHO). wink
I love mr Hertzog's scores, and I don't like all the other Van Damme scores (except for Harris' No retreat no surrender, good music, but stupid film).

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

John Debney's Sudden Death is an excellent action score to a movie starring JCVD, would like to see that one expanded.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2014 - 4:04 PM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

Not to change the subject but 1996 Down Periscope had a great score by Edelman.

A little comedy and action music. Maybe LLL?


No, I am afraid not. These comedy scores just don't sell (no matter how great some of them are).

Sorry

frown

MV


Oh well, but thanks for the info MV.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2014 - 12:03 AM   
 By:   Giorgio Moroder   (Member)


Knock Off 1998 (Ron & Russell Mael) Sparks
Double Team 1997 (Gary Chang)
Derailed 2002 (Serge Colbert)
Desert Heat aka Inferno 1999 (Bill Conti)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2014 - 12:07 AM   
 By:   Giorgio Moroder   (Member)


KNOCK OFF 1998 (Ron & Russell Mael) sparks
DOUBLE TEAM 1997 (Gary Chang)
DESERT HEAT 1999 (Bill Conti)
DERAILED 2002 (Serge Colbert)

 
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