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 Posted:   Mar 15, 2005 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

They type-mistake in the headline is none. How is this score by master Jerry Goldsmith? Opinions wanted.

Thank you.

Philipp

np: "city hall" (jerry goldsmith)

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2005 - 9:28 PM   
 By:   Southall   (Member)

I think it's a poor man's Basic Instinct, but with a lovely lullaby theme which makes the CD worthwile. The movie is surprisingly good.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2005 - 11:24 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I would say only worthwhile if you found it very cheap....it's nowhere near the league of Basic Instinct!

Surely there are many better scores you could search for than this Philipp?



NP : King Rat - John Barry

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2005 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   Zambra Alex   (Member)

I think is an excellent score not to be missed by anyone. The little "carol" of main title with so much innocence is worth the whole thing.
Similarities in the construction of action cues to "Basic Instinct" are there..but in my opinion more of a good thing is very welcome.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2005 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   WesllDeckers   (Member)

Rating 3 outta 5.
decent effort. theme's good. in track 3 or 4 there's a VERY BONE CHILLING short passage where after a short string attack a very eerie flute is playing one ore two soft notes.

also the Clues cue is great. rest of the score is subtle, atmospheric, at moments even tense. mostly soft and subdued and not as intelligent as the 5 outta 5 Basic Instinct.

occasionly I like this album very much. rnning time of 30 mins is OK.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2012 - 4:33 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

I actually enjoy this score more than BASIC INSTINCT, which I also admire but feel is vastly overrated and don't enjoy as much, standalone.
The Main Title, Clues and The Body tracks - which comprise over half the score on CD - are examples of faultless Goldsmith scoring, featuring a beautiful but unsettling main theme, flowing and questing travel music and propulsive and jarring shock music, the latter recalling his classic POTA score.
This is a latter years Goldsmith score that holds up well in comparison to his classic works.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2012 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Dreadful movie, but again the score by Goldsmith is good; I like the 'clues' track a lot. I find this score overall more accessible than basic instinct.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2012 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   Dirk Wickenden   (Member)

It was a rather trashy film, with great cameos though by Anne Bancroft and George C Scott but fairly entertaining nevertheless. Some risible dialogue from Nicole Kidman, delivered in a laughable way to Alec Baldwin in a moment of supposed passion made things even worse.

The score is okay, far from Goldsmith's best. One thing made me chortle when the film came out, was one reviewer of the CD - I know who it was - commented about the opening 'it sounds like one of those Rolf Harris Stylophones form the 1970s - sorry!'. One can tell instantly it was an electronic keyboard sound, not a stylophone and it is actually a crucial element of the plot (where the boy playing the electronic keyboard in his bedroom turns out to be blind and wouldn't have seen the culprit anyway ). A case of needing to see the film before commenting on the score, methinks! This was an instance of Jerry using the theme as source (diegetic) music and also underscore (non diegetic). The female choir didn't really gel with the dramatic element but I guess the composer was scoring the girl's school with this. I must admit, been so long since I've seen the film, I don't want to misrepresent the score as it is in the film.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2012 - 5:23 AM   
 By:   Dirk Wickenden   (Member)

They type-mistake in the headline is none.(jerry goldsmith)

To paraphrase Captain America in The Avengers, 'there's only one God and I'm pretty sure he doesn't have a ponytail like that'.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

I know it's not a very well-liked score, but I enjoy it! I'd like to see it expanded, as the album has a few tracks different than the film.

"With Malice" is a combination of two completely separate cues, "The Handyman" is abridged, and the first minute of "The Body" isn't used in the film. I'm positive it was originally intended to cover the end of the previous scene (where "No Choice" occurs).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

I know it's not a very well-liked score, but I enjoy it! I'd like to see it expanded, as the album has a few tracks different than the film.

"With Malice" is a combination of two completely separate cues, "The Handyman" is abridged, and the first minute of "The Body" isn't used in the film. I'm positive it was originally intended to cover the end of the previous scene (where "No Choice" occurs).

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I enjoy it immensely. Of course, BASIC INSTINCT came before this one and definitely inspired parts of this. But still, it has its own character and tremendous melodies.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I'll take a ticket on the MALICE train too - it's become traditional New Years
Eve music for the last 21 (!??!?!) years for me, long story....

Nice, concise listen, and love that powerhouse NPO brass playing.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

While "Malice" has long been a "guilty pleasure" for me, I have to confess that its music never stood out for me -- I feel like one of those moviegoers who completely ignore the music, which, of course, I'm not, but except for what I remember as a lovely cue near the end, I haven't any recollection of it. So I'm going to have to pull out my DVD one of these days to refresh my memory!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

They type-mistake in the headline is none. How is this score by master Jerry Goldsmith? Opinions wanted.

Thank you.

Philipp

np: "city hall" (jerry goldsmith)



What does "They type-mistake in the headline is none" mean?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

It says GODsmith instead of GOLDsmith, although I'm sure it was intentional, knowing the Jerry Loons around here wink

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

It says GODsmith instead of GOLDsmith, although I'm sure it was intentional, knowing the Jerry Loons around here wink

You're on your own with this one Kevin. big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I'm sure this will come as little surprise to those that know me, but I'm definitely interested to hear an expanded version of this if Varese is willing to do it!

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I'm sure this will come as little surprise to those that know me, but I'm definitely interested to hear an expanded version of this if Varese is willing to do it!

Next you're going to tell me Thor is happy with the existing CD, henry is hoping for a Conti, and SchiffyM is being snarky and nobody thinks it's funny!

Wait…

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

To paraphrase Captain America in The Avengers, 'there's only one God and I'm pretty sure he doesn't have a ponytail like that'.


. . . Is Jerry God, or is it Alec?

 
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