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 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   soundtrackdan   (Member)

I would buy it too! What a great, fun soundtrack.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Getting the thread you wanted, Tom Servo?

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Quite a lot missing and while I would love a DE, the existing CD plays pretty damn well. Some fun action and suspense cues ("Cadillac Freefall" is a gas, in and out of the film). I even like the rock elements (reportedly the director's suggestion).

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Getting the thread you wanted, Tom Servo?

I guess I shouldn't complain any, sometimes it seems when I create a post here it dies after a few responses!

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Don't you bastards make me watch this (surprisingly enjoyable) movie again just to jump aboard a wishlist train that will never make it to the station.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Sure it'll make it. You'll just have to wait forever since they do like one or two batches a year now, and when you get it, it might be scratched up and they'll refuse to replace it. And then for the bazillionth time, drivingmissdaisy will suck up the cost.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

DMD- Varese fall guy.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   jkholm   (Member)



As for TERMINAL VELOCITY, there was a time in the 90s when McNeely could do no wrong (almost). Almost always pastiche, but done with such care and skill, it was impossible to dislike. Can't remember anything of the film, though.


That's a good way to describe McNeely's music, pastiche but done very well. I can hear echoes of Goldsmith here and there but is there a specific antecedent to this score? Is it DIE HARD and LETHAL WEAPON? I don't own any of those scores so I'm going by memory. And did McNeely write anything else that sounds like TERMINAL VELOCITY?

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   TM   (Member)



As for TERMINAL VELOCITY, there was a time in the 90s when McNeely could do no wrong (almost). Almost always pastiche, but done with such care and skill, it was impossible to dislike. Can't remember anything of the film, though.


That's a good way to describe McNeely's music, pastiche but done very well. I can hear echoes of Goldsmith here and there but is there a specific antecedent to this score? Is it DIE HARD and LETHAL WEAPON? I don't own any of those scores so I'm going by memory. And did McNeely write anything else that sounds like TERMINAL VELOCITY?


Agreed, Respectful pastiche that transcends the mandate to copy and becomes good music in its own right. To my ears Terminal Velocity and Soldier are cut from the same cloth...

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

To MY ears, his Air Force One music is the closest to this style, but it sounds like he is aping Williams' Temple Of Doom possibly (just not ripping it off entirely, like with Iron Will, where he also rips off Broughton in the unreleased action stuff).

Cadillac Freefall had to have been in the temp for the Kruger Escapes cue from Eraser as well. There's another Silvestri cue that has that McNeely-ish sound, but I forget it now.

Soldier's weird brass was definitely an influence on The Matrix, while we're talking about Soldier.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yes, SOLDIER definitely had Goldsmith all over it, even to a higher extent than TERMINAL VELOCITY. Great score, and a superb film, btw (SOLDIER, that is).

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2018 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

Yes, SOLDIER definitely had Goldsmith all over it, even to a higher extent than TERMINAL VELOCITY. Great score, and a superb film, btw (SOLDIER, that is).

Agreed! I remember liking both films. The additional music on McNeely's website for Soldier is quite good. The three choir brass section is crazy impressive, albeit certainly not how I would have expected it to be used. It adds a grueling, almost clockwork sound. Have never been able to listen to the score without the website material added in, it's almost like two halves of a soundtrack.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2019 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Revisiting in anticipation of the imminent arrival of IRON WILL. Love the main theme!

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2020 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Gave this a listen again today, along with McNeely's SOLDIER and these are at the top of my list for requested expansions. It's too bad that McNeely had the misfortune of scoring back-to-back 90s box office stinkers. I'm glad he finally got his due with A Million Ways to Die in the West and The Orville though!

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2020 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Yes please.

Graham

 
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