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 Posted:   Aug 23, 2017 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)


INTRADA Announces:



BODY DOUBLE
Composed by PINO DONAGGIO
INTRADA Special Collection Volume 387


Intrada re-issues its earlier Special Collection release featuring Pino Donaggio's score to the 1984 Brian De Palma thriller Body Double. This remastered edition also features the premiere of Jonathan Elias' trailer music, which is very reminiscent of John Barry's style. No stranger to suspense and horror, Donaggio had previously scored De Palma's Dressed to Kill and Blow Out (both previously available from Intrada), providing an evocative mix of eeriness and striking lyric romanticism. Body Double opens with a smashing horror movie pastiche for scenes accompanying the shooting of a vampire movie, while laying the groundwork for some of the operatic flourishes and important thematic approaches for the rest of the film. Lyricism and tension permeate throughout, with the protagonist's claustrophobia characterized by a two-note motif pounded out by horns and heavier brass in scenes featuring his phobia-induced incapacitation. Donaggio wrote a number of long and elaborate musical cues that are not only at the forefront of the sound mix, but also feature the kind of melodic development rarely seen in movies today, resulting in one of his strongest scores.

Body Double was De Palma's attempt to fuse his characteristic Hitchcock homages with a jaded look at hardcore pornography. The story finds actor Jake Scully (Craig Wasson) losing a part in a vampire film due to his claustrophobia and finding that his live-in girlfriend is cheating on him, putting Scully out on the street and out of a job at the same time. Fortunately, a fellow actor takes pity on Scully and puts him up house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. A telescope in the house is pointed at an apartment complex where a wealthy exhibitionist dances mostly naked in front of her window each night. Scully becomes fixated on the woman, especially after he sees her seemingly pushed around by an abusive husband and then stalked by a mysterious, scarred “Indian” thug. Shortly afterwards she is murdered, yet Scully sights a porno actress who bears a striking resemblance to the murdered woman —or at least resembles her unclothed body—and he begins to suspect that he was set up to be a witness the murder.


INTRADA Special Collection - Volume 387
Retail Price: $19.99
Bar Code: 7 20258 53872 7
AVAILABLE NOW
For track listing and sound samples, please visit
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.10932/.f









Pino Donaggio
Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 387
Film Date: 1984
Album Date: 2017
Time: 70:19
Tracks: 22
Price: $19.99

Popular, wildly flamboyant Pino Donaggio horror soundtrack gets facelift! Columbia Pictures presents, Brian De Palma directs, Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry - and a really big drill star. De Palma pays homage to Hitchcock with this fascinating tale of murder and obsession.

Donaggio, frequent collaborator with De Palma, provides vivid, full-blooded score with balance of French horn-led power, string-led romance, quasi-soft rock beat to cover all the bases of this over-the-top thriller. Donaggio offers haunting, achingly beautiful theme for piano, strings over the titles to anchor, but interestingly precedes it with intentionally cheesy faux-horror vampire music for on-screen low budget film in production. With two ideas established, Donaggio then takes listener on multi-path listening experience: source music with rhythm at core, dramatic suspense material, powerful fortissimo horror sequences, rousing chase music, gentle melancholy, you name it.

Donaggio excels with the horror genre, especially for De Palma. Dressed To Kill, Blow Out, Carrie are other favorites of the genre and Donaggio brings each a blend of haunting beauty and terrifying thrills. Body Double is arguably the most involved in terms of scoring, offering the widest range of material and the most florid in execution.

The highlights are numerous: sensual major-key melody of “The Telescope” with its sexy female voice mingling amongst the orchestral colors, varied action and orchestral drama of “Rendezvous; Purse Grab; Tunnel Claustrophobia”, lengthy and incredible unison French horn power of “The Big Drill” underscoring hair-raising murder scene, hypnotic repeating phrases of “Detective McClane, Please!”, pulsating action of “A Night On Mulholland Drive; A Grave For Holly”, “Terror In The Grave”, many others. Orchestrational tidbit: Donaggio scores for full symphony but tacets trumpets. Resulting brass sound imbues score with darker, intenser quality.

Originally premiered by Intrada in 2008, new 2017 edition of Body Double is presented from all new master incorporating several important sonic advantages including much-improved levels, stereo balancing of many tracks, courtesy pristine source elements from Columbia Pictures. New edition also premieres original trailer music by Jonathan Elias, with its lush, romantic John Barry-ish vibe, also presented in stereo. Otherwise, selections and packaging remain similar. Crisply recorded at The Burbank Studios across two weeks in September 1984. Pino Donaggio composes, Natale Massara conducts. Intrada Special Collection CD available while quantities and interest remain!

01. Vampire Ceremony (2:37)
02. It's A Chance - Main Title (1:47)
03. Bad Girl/Loneliness (1:54)
04. Childhood Memories (2:02)
05. I Was Looking For You (2:55)
06. Bar Meet (2:50)
07. Telescope (3:39)
08. The Driveway (2:13)
09. The Rodeo Collection (4:58)
10. The Elevator Claustrophobia (1:07)
11. Rendezvous/Purse Grab/Tunnel Claustrophobia (8:22)
12. Reckless Love (2:04)
13. The Big Drill (8:20)
14. Remembering Gloria (0:48)
15. Pleasure Road (2:48)
16. Peach Flower (2:39)
17. Detective McClane, Please! (4:32)
18. At Night On Mulholland Drive/A Grave For Holly (4:35)
19. Terror In The Grave (3:59)
20. Phobia Release/The Fake Movie Bat (2:12)
21. Body Double End Titles (1:58)
Total Time: 1:08:50

The Extra
22. Body Double - Trailer (Jonathan Elias) (1:20)





Samples & direct order: http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.10932/.f

Also available at:

http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/34311/

https://www.moviemusic.com/soundtrack/M10988/body-double/

https://www.musicbox-records.com/en/cd-soundtracks/5153-body-double-reissue.html

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2017 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   JackBlu78   (Member)

Mine shipped out yesterday, I can't waitI really really love this score esp the more soapy sounding cues.

Nice to have this one re-issued!

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2017 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Glad to have it in my collection again.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2017 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Glad to have it in my collection again.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

This was a holy grail of mine since the movie came out so the original Intrada release was one of those earthshattering soundtrack releases for me and I listen to it regularly. The samples do sound slightly cleaner so this is the no brainer purchase of the year for this soundtrack geek big grin

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2017 - 10:58 PM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

This was a holy grail of mine since the movie came out so the original Intrada release was one of those earthshattering soundtrack releases for me and I listen to it regularly. The samples do sound slightly cleaner so this is the no brainer purchase of the year for this soundtrack geek big grin

It was a holy grail of mine as well. I absolutely love the movie and was thrilled with the original Intrada release. The music was as wonderful as I remembered and more. Better sound levels and the trailer music? Yup, another purchase for me too.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2017 - 2:05 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I absolutely love this score, it was a grail for me when it was released by Intrada in 2008.
That said, I don't think I will pick up this relealse, the original release was already very good. But it is good to see this back in print, it obviously also means the first release sold well.

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2017 - 10:33 PM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

The booklet still has that one incorrect still. Kinda funny.

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2017 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

The booklet still has that one incorrect still. Kinda funny.

Which one would that be?

Anyways, will not be re-buying. I'm satisfied with the sonics of the original Intrada album, and a minute-long trailer piece isn't enough to make be drop another 20+ on this. Nice to have it back in print for those who missed out, though. smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2017 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

The booklet still has that one incorrect still. Kinda funny.

Which one would that be?

Anyways, will not be re-buying. I'm satisfied with the sonics of the original Intrada album, and a minute-long trailer piece isn't enough to make be drop another 20+ on this. Nice to have it back in print for those who missed out, though. smile


It's a photo of Theresa Russell perhaps from Black Widow?

Anyway, since nobody wants to talk about the missing track, you can find it on the isolated score from the TT Blu-Ray release.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2017 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)


Anyway, since nobody wants to talk about the missing track, you can find it on the isolated score from the TT Blu-Ray release.


What's the missing track? Where does it appear in the film?

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)


Anyway, since nobody wants to talk about the missing track, you can find it on the isolated score from the TT Blu-Ray release.


What's the missing track? Where does it appear in the film?


After that big dramatic thing happens and we cut to Jake drinking booze on the rotating bed while watching the porn channel. The good news is that there is a music only track on the TT Blu-Ray release.

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2017 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I never picked up the first release. I had the select cues on the Milan compilation from the 90's, and thought that was good enough for me.

Watched the movie for the first time in a long time, and boy did I enjoy just about everything. Had to pick this one up along with Carrie (I picked up Blow Out during the sale). Now if they would just Dressed to Kill repressed, I'm upgrading that one as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2017 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)


Anyway, since nobody wants to talk about the missing track, you can find it on the isolated score from the TT Blu-Ray release.


What's the missing track? Where does it appear in the film?


After that big dramatic thing happens and we cut to Jake drinking booze on the rotating bed while watching the porn channel. The good news is that there is a music only track on the TT Blu-Ray release.


Thanks...is this a source cue, a non-diegetic Donaggio cue, or the pop song ("The House is Burning")? Will go back and check my Blu-ray when I'm home tonight.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2017 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

The Original goes for 70$, so its common sense to pick up this release, well-done Intrada, it saves people getting gouged.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

All photos in the booklet are from Body Double. I assume the photo someone thinks is wrong is the brunette-with-a-bob at the spiral staircase in the Frankie Goes to Hollywood scene. Watched the movie last week, saw the two people featured in the image. So it's right.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   WagnerAlmighty   (Member)

I haven't seen this one since it came out (a very cool and imo underrated thriller, can't beat the 70s DePalma though).

The only problem I have with Donaggio is his going kind of overboard with the Herrmann...wait what am I saying? Is that really a bad thing?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I haven't seen this one since it came out (a very cool and imo underrated thriller, can't beat the 70s DePalma though).

The only problem I have with Donaggio is his going kind of overboard with the Herrmann...wait what am I saying? Is that really a bad thing?


You think that's bad - THIS is even more Herrmannesque!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5COHP3KZuq4

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2017 - 10:11 PM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

All photos in the booklet are from Body Double. I assume the photo someone thinks is wrong is the brunette-with-a-bob at the spiral staircase in the Frankie Goes to Hollywood scene. Watched the movie last week, saw the two people featured in the image. So it's right.

Incorrect.

It's a still of Theresa Russell from 'The Razor's Edge'. Roger Feigelson confirmed the mistake on 1-3-09 on the Intrada Discussion Board:

http://www.intrada.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2334&hilit=Body+Double&start=15

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2017 - 9:55 PM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

I was just watching the film again. Nothing to do with the score, but Holly Body reminds me of what Charlie Brown's sister Sally would be all grown up. Well, now we know what happened to her.

 
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