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 Posted:   Oct 2, 2010 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Sat down with the Blade Runner DVD suitcase this morning and popped in the workprint. Was surprised to hear orchestral library music towards the end of the film. It's nicely spotted but doesn't work in the film at all. Does anyone know the source of this music? There doesn't seem to be any information about it on any of the Blade Runner fansites.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2010 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

I'm assuming you're not talking about Planet of the Apes. I've only watched the workprint once and that's all the orchestral music I remember.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2010 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I'm assuming you're not talking about Planet of the Apes. I've only watched the workprint once and that's all the orchestral music I remember.

You know - right after I posted this, theres that part where Roy Batty is hanging out the window and there was a short horn melody that made me think it was Jerry - but I thought it was Alien, not PotA. You're probably right though.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2010 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   JimWare   (Member)

Sat down with the Blade Runner DVD suitcase this morning and popped in the workprint. Was surprised to hear orchestral library music towards the end of the film. It's nicely spotted but doesn't work in the film at all. Does anyone know the source of this music? There doesn't seem to be any information about it on any of the Blade Runner fansites.

Horner's 'Humanoids from the Deep' is definitely in there.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2010 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I got out my copy of Paul M. Sammon's Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner really quick and took a look, as it has a chapter devoted to the Workprint. It'd be too much to read through completely right now, but upon quickly skimming through, I found a brief section that mentions the music in this version:

"At the point where Deckard enters the Bradbury Building to battle Pris and Roy, Vangelis' score was dropped altogether from this version of the film. Instead, various Jerry Goldsmith music cues from Planet of the Apes, Freud, and Alien were inserted on the WP soundtrack by editor Terry Rawlings; these different cues then ran on until almost the very end of the Workprint." It also mentions that the music doesn't really go with the visuals and is more distracting than effective.

There's also a chapter devoted to the film's music, but it's basically just a breakdown of the various official and "unofficial" soundtrack releases of the music from the finished film. Nothing about the Workprint's music is given.

Future Noir is a pretty good detailed-filled book. It's probably unnecessary nowadays thanks to the jam-packed DVD set, but back in 1996, it was amazing to have so much info on the film packed into one single book.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2012 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   alexp   (Member)

I thought I would bump this up so that new posters can identify or, possibly, create a list of the music heard in the workout.

Thanks,
Alex

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2012 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

I think someone would have done it by now if they were going to!

 
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