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 Posted:   Dec 3, 2023 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

I caught this Netflix'er on a double bill. This might be the best approximation of a Twilight Zone episode since the original Planet of the Apes.

This film from the creative leads of Mr. Robot stars off with unsettling music score from its first moments, jangling, jarring and thumping in all the most uncomfortable spots to make sure you aren't allowed to be comfortable until one or more characters are, then just as quickly unsettling you with the next bad development.

In a number of spots, the percussion sweeps the proscenium from the back when really loopy developments occur. All in all, a worthy emulator of the Herrmann/Goldsmith type of Twilight Zone scoring, and other modernist composers of that time.

It is a misfortune that the self-identified "anti-wokists" will likely revert to the master Netflix menu on this in the middle of the credits, but it's their loss. I dare all you hard, hard men of the internet to watch this one all the way through.

 Posted:   Dec 3, 2023 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Saw the trailer recenty, as well as Julia Roberts touting it on Graham Norton. Interesting premise, and Ismail is always worth a shot (also very good with his music choices -- both the Quayle stuff and whatever existing music he uses). Will definitely give this a go.

 Posted:   Dec 4, 2023 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Interested in this flick myself. Esmail seems like "one of us," like Thor states his projects are typically very music forward and harken to something beyond "the norm."

 Posted:   Dec 5, 2023 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Sam Esmail + Mac Quayle

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