Danny Elfman fans can hear his latest score for this film next week (Friday May 14), when it drops on Netflix. I'm sure an album release will follow. Digital for sure. LP...most probably. CD...there's an outside chance (Netflix films do get occasional CD releases).
Does anyone know when scores to Netflix movies are normally released?
Score is very much a mash-up of Elfman in Herrmann mode and in Girl on the Train mode. I thought a few earlier scenes were overscored, but mix between old and new really started to work for me by the murder scene. Some odd vocal stuff (Petra Haden?) in a few cues as well. The music is mixed well.
Movie is very messy, which seems to be the case for almost all the movies Elfman scores these days...
Wow. Messy is an understatement. It's a car crash. It's about 100 minutes long and around 80 minutes of that is scored. You know that's a sign of a troubled film. The music is text book Elfman, combining the modern/vibey sound of his (The Girl On The Train) with the old school dramatics of things like Dolores Claiborne and Red Dragon, plus one major lovely/sad cue for a flashback sequence. The music was easily the best thing about the film. There's a bit in the final confrontation sequence (film I mean) that makes no sense whatsoever. We actually had to rewind and watch it again to see what happened, and it still made no sense. Film = 3/10 Score = 6.5/10 (for all the heavy lifting).
The film is on my Netflix watch list, so I'll tread carefully in this thread to avoid spoilers, but in terms of Netflix films and TV shows getting a soundtrack release (digital or otherwise), it seems to be "bingo". A lot of non-descript stuff has a release, while we're still waiting for Goldenthal's OUR SOULS AT NIGHT. Not that it's a spectacular score or anything, but far more interesting than a lot of the other scores they put out. Maybe Elfman's WINDOW WOMAN will get a similar fate, but I hope not.
Quite strange. There's usually a digital release just before or on the film release date. I know Milan have released CDs of Netflix titles. Don't know how that goes cos this was a Fox purchase, who are owned by Disney now. There's enough interesting stuff in the score for me to want a release. A CD would be a bonus. But yeah, the radio silence is weird. The film is still awful.