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 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Thanks to youtube, I finally got to see this TV movie, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, and starring Tracey Pollan. It's a fascinating true story about the skier Kari Swenson, who got abducted by two "mountain men" in 1984.

The reason why I saw the film was of course because Sylvester Levay wrote the score. The music was brilliant, and would have made a great soundtrack album had a label taken the chance. The 7 minute opening sequence is a good example of Levay's melodic electronic score. He also experimented with some slide guitar effects to great results.

Has anyone seen the film or does anyone know the story?

Full movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iADHicrQ2lE

Kari Swenson on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kari_Swenson

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   gmanca   (Member)

Very cool, it reminds me of the intro theme to the Truman Show.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Really? Do you have a link to that theme?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 1:38 AM   
 By:   gmanca   (Member)

Really? Do you have a link to that theme?

Here's the actual track I was thinking of, it's from Powaqqatsi but was used in The Truman Show. Not exactly it, it's more upbeat, but the same kind of sonic scape is there.



Don't want to detract this from the topic, though, Syvester Levay needs more of his works out there for consumption, they are great pieces of the 80's.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Thanks, yes there is a similarity there, at least in the bass sequencers.

 
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