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 Posted:   May 15, 2021 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Sure sounds like Goldsmith to me! (and a little Barry)

I can not identify massive temp tracking in this, nothing sounds like Alien and much less like Barry. It is a pure Manfredini score with lots of high strings and brass.

The recent Kino Lorber blu ray release includes an isolated score track with comments by Manfredini. It was certainly a very good experience to him and probably the score on which he’s worked with the largest orchestra in his career.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2021 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Surprised no one has identified that the gorgeous opening/end credits music is clearly modeled Williams' main title from SPACE CAMP:



Indeed I also recall there being more than a hint of ALIEN here and there as well.

Nonetheless, I absolutely loved this score as a kid; I used to hum the main theme endlessly in my noggin and it was actually one of the very first CDs I ever purchased - by then *long* out of print - you don't want to know what it cost!

Glad it's available again. Temp lifts or not, it's a great score and Manfredini's best by a miracle mile. That sonorous horn theme never fails to leaven my spirits. Shame this composer never got to explore more writing in this vein (to the best of my knowledge).

- BB

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2021 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   Roger Feigelson   (Member)

I’d be surprised if the main title wasn’t used as the temp for Shattered.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2021 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Ok I think you’re right about the main titles, they sound somewhat similar to the main title of Spacecamp. But I still do not identify Alien temp tracking or John Barry(?) in this score.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2021 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   William R.   (Member)

A couple of the action cues are very obviously influenced by the "Breakaway" track from ALIEN. It's still a very good score. Like a lot of Manfredini's work, it's far more intelligent and intricate than the film it was written for.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2021 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Might have to finally pull the trigger on this.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2021 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

It's been a few years since I've listened to it, but i do remember thinking it was "temp track city". But it was a really fun listen anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2021 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I'm hearing this score for the first time in many years (and I never did buy the original CD).
I see a debate above about temp-tracking in this score.
So far, I heard a Goldsmith riff in track 2 (can't remember which score, possibly BOYS FROM BRAZIL) and in track 3, DEAD ZONE by Michael Kamen is most certainly utilised.
It's pretty enjoyable stuff overall though.
You don't really hear film music like this much anymore.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2021 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Totoro   (Member)

I tried to see the movie for the first time, but what a boring one!

The moster is barely shown, they obviously didn't have the money to do the effects and filled with stupid plot and sleep indulcing conversations.

The score is nice, much better than the movie.

It was fun to finally hear Goldsmith's Breakway used on an alien movie!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2021 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Ahhhhh, was that the Goldsmith riff I heard early on...ALIEN.
The score was quite enjoyable overall.
It lost me a few times in some nondescript suspense or tension music and there wasn't any really strong themes or singular, identifiable voice (as I would hear if Horner or Williams or Barry or Jarre had scored it).
But I'm mindful that it was my first real play through and things often change during subsequent listens.
I liked the orchestral sound of it and it made for a pleasant throw back and change to the current film music climate (certainly in Hollywood at least).

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2021 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

A couple of the action cues are very obviously influenced by the "Breakaway" track from ALIEN. It's still a very good score. Like a lot of Manfredini's work, it's far more intelligent and intricate than the film it was written for.

Yeah that’s what I was remembering specifically.

 
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