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 Posted:   Dec 16, 2010 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

Duncan Jones (director of MOON, and the son of David Bowie) is directing a new action-thriller titled SOURCE CODE. The film is about a government experiment program that enables a soldier to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life to help prevent a terrorist attack.

It all seems pretty interesting, and I thought MOON was a refreshing film. The trailer for SOURCE CODE is a bit blah and ordinary looking compared to the moody and unique MOON, which was scored by Clint Mansell.

Jones recently just announced that Clint was unable to complete his score for SOURCE CODE due to scheduling issues. (BLACK SWAN?)

Instead, Jones' editor suggested that he hire Chris Bacon. Bacon is the funny-named protege of James Newton Howard, although his name is less funny now that he dropped his middle initial, P. He will be recording the score with a 70-piece orchestra this week I am told.

Could be interesting. Bacon's previous outtings as a solo composer consist of primarily schlocky animated films and Lifetime Channel movies. I am excited to see what he might bring to a project with considerably better source material, sorry for the pun, and I am always glad to see young composers break out from under the wings of their mentors.

There is no word on a release yet for a cd soundtrack, but the film is due in April. I assume Summit will likely release the cd themselves, if anyone does.

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2010 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Sounds exciting! I loved his work on Alpha and Omega. Hopefully we can get a CD release of this one if it's good.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2010 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Yeah, I just read this over at 'the other side' and thought it belonged over here.
This is a pretty big break for Bacon.
I imagine there will be quite a bit of buzz on this film, after the kudos heaped upon Jones for MOON.
There was a piece at the back of a recent issue of Empire or Total Film, wherein Jones was buzzin' at the prospect of working with Mansell again.
Still, it could yield something great. I hope so.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2010 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

Hopefully Bacon can produce a sizzler, but his record so far is a little streaky. If he can lean back, the film might be cured.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2011 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

Album announced for a March 29th release via Lakeshore Records. A tracklist is provided as well:

http://www.lakeshore-records.com/sourcecode

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2011 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I've still got high hopes for this, both film and score. Not long now.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2011 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Could be interesting.

It's a fun movie and the score is outstanding. Had no idea who the composer was, but right from the opening credits I sat up and took notice. I am very glad to see Lakeshore stepping up to the plate with a CD release.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2011 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   Chris Tilton   (Member)

Hopefully Bacon can produce a sizzler, but his record so far is a little streaky. If he can lean back, the film might be cured.

Comment of the month.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2011 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

samples at SAE
http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/14998/SOURCE-CODE-PRE-ORDER/

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2011 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Silence Is Golden   (Member)

I've already heard this score and it's very good. There are strains of JNH's style in it and a cue or two that will remind you of Williams' Minority Report. (Thanks to the temp track) I was surprised to like it as much as I did and it does have a very nice main theme as well. It's looking more and more like Bacon is getting his sizzle.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2011 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I wonder if Kevin had to deal with this when breakin' in to Hollywood wink

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2011 - 1:50 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Duncan Jones (director of MOON, and the son of David Bowie) is directing a new action-thriller titled SOURCE CODE. The film is about a government experiment program that enables a soldier to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life to help prevent a terrorist attack.

And to hope that his next leap... will be the leap home?

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2011 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

First 5 minutes of the movie: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810150340/video/24520564

The score sounds pretty good so far. I can see the JNH influence in his writing. The film seems to have a bit of a Hitchcockian vibe. I'm surprised the producers let someone score a sci-fi movie without a bunch of synths everywhere! lol

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Exciting script, exciting movie and very very exciting score !!!!

And yes, there's a sort of Herrmann fandango flavour in it ! It reminds me a little bit the Navarrete's OBSESSIVE treatment from Albeniz' Asturias for the awfull (movie) Mirrors

Main title is very impressive.

A composer to follow in a very very very close way...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

Did you hear that main title? It's MUSIC! Music has finally returned to film scores! wink

I say it in jest but thank you Chris Bacon for giving me a goosebump or two, that hasn't happened to me when listening to a new score in... I don't know how long!

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Louis Latzer   (Member)

Just got back from the film. Really liked the score. To me it sounded a lot like Powell's thriller/action mode. Looking forward to the release.

BTW, it's a really nice mind-bender of a film. If you can get your head around the quantum realities (which our local film reviewer can't), it's an excellent ride.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

As most Lakeshore releases, a bit pricey but well worth the 8.99 from AmazonMp3!

http://www.amazon.com/Source-Original-Motion-Picture-Score/dp/B004QS89AK/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301856203&sr=301-1

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

so he used an orchestra? I read from the East West folks that he used their samples. confusing.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

The PDF Booklet list the orchestrator and performers but not the name of the orchestra. I can upload it for you if you like... I don't think that is illegal is it?

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2011 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I like the samples for this score, the JNH influence is def there. Will check it out.

 
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