Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

INTRADA
Announces:



SHOOT TO KILL
Composed and Conducted by JOHN SCOTT
INTRADA Special Collection Volume 173

The 1988 Touchstone film Shoot to Kill quite frankly features one of John Scott's finest scores. Scott employs a single long-form, minor-mode melody to characterize and drive Shoot to Kill, and it is unquestionably one of the great motion picture themes of the 1980s. Performed by saxophone, full orchestra, or solo piano, it appears in many guises through this action score, with a sweeping nod to the grand outdoor adventure on screen. The complex construction of the melody paints a portrait of the conflict between protagonist and adversary, featuring shadowy opening notes that reinforce the sense of mystery at the same time they heroically characterize Warren Stantin (Sidney Poitier). Having grounded the score with this melody, Scott was free to take a wide variety of rhythmic and stylistic approaches, with action and suspense music that is robust, complex and varied as he tackles an abundance of situations from the tense hostage drama to the rigors of survival, a blanketing snowstorm, a grueling mountain climb, the tourists’ murder, a forest foot chase and the final trackdown, pursuit and confrontation with the villain on a ferry near the Canadian border. The result is an exciting, stylish and memorable action score, one of the hallmarks of ’80s cinema and, in its way, an impressive tribute to the durability and mystique of Sidney Poitier, one of the great icons of modern cinema.

In Shoot to Kill, FBI agent Warren Stantin is assigned to investigate a San Francisco jewelry store break-in—only to discover that the man about to abscond with two pounds of diamonds is the store owner whose wife is being held hostage by a mysterious criminal. This event turns into a manhunt that leads Stantin north where he employs the reluctant Jonathan Knox (Tom Berenger) to lead him through the mountains to find his girlfriend and fellow guide Sarah (Kirstie Alley) and her group (none of whom realize that there is a killer among them) before the suspect can escape into Canada.

This release is limited to 2000 units.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 173
Retail Price: $19.99
AVAILABLE NOW
For track listing and sound samples, please visit
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.7118/.f

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Ordered!

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)



ORDERED!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

AWESOME! Been waiting forever for this grail. It's a good time to be a score collector!

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 4:41 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Solid, exciting score. Nice!

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

Don't have any John Scott in my collection, never seen the film... but I listened to that End Credit sample and was immediately sold. Ordered!

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

"Climbing Trek" is a cue I've adored ever since I saw the film in the theatre in '88.

It's beautiful to finally hear it apart from the film, in good clean sound...

Thanks Intrada!

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

All the samples are great; really liking "Let Her Go Or Die". The clips make me want to watch the flick again. Can't wait to receive the disc.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   1980's Soundtrack Whore   (Member)

Awesome release (cool artwork too!). This is ordered without hesitation

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Don't have any John Scott in my collection, never seen the film... but I listened to that End Credit sample and was immediately sold. Ordered!

Same here.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

Another winner from Intrada. Great score to an equally great action pic. Ordered and eagerly awaiting it's arrival.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

I'm not a huge Scott fan, but I love these clips. I don't remember being a huge fan of the track on Screen Themes....

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   infernal_runner   (Member)

This is Scott as its best.
If you like the samples just order this great release and I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

To hear the Mountain and Storm track samples so clear is really awesome.

Can't wait to get the CD!

Sorry but I guess I've waited for too long on this.
Thanks Intrada for your efforts

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   xG-MONEYx   (Member)

No hesitation!! ORDERED! one grail down. 1 Billion to go........

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I'm going to pass. There is some nice orchestral work here but also far too much 80s synth that detracts from my enjoyment of the music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Bill in Portland Maine   (Member)

Oh, definitely ordered. John Scott is such an underrated composer. He deserves more exposure and appreciation.....and would it kill the academy to have given him an Oscar nomination for something?

If anyone's taking requests, maybe an expanded 'Mountbatten' next?

-

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 6:55 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Oh, definitely ordered. John Scott is such an underrated composer. He deserves more exposure and appreciation.....and would it kill the academy to have given him an Oscar nomination for something?

If anyone's taking requests, maybe an expanded 'Mountbatten' next?


I would get behind this much more. Hopefully remastered as well to sound closer to the LP.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   Maldo-D   (Member)

"Intrada proudly presents complete score (including several alternate takes) from newly mixed & mastered 32-track digital scoring session elements stored in mint condition...."
I wish every filmscore release announcement could start with the above quote.
I'm glad fans of this Scott score can finally get this. If it doesn't sell out I will order it. Enjoy!

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2011 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

very very happy

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.