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 Posted:   Oct 3, 2004 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   John F   (Member)

Anyone seen this film or heard the score yet? I have to say I am anticipating this score... I am not as big a Horner fan as I used to be, but hopefully Horner will return to his grass roots for the sound of this low-key thriller... he hasn't done one of these in quite some time...
John F

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2004 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   Robyn Hood   (Member)

It's a terrible movie...terribly funny in spots.

But I give Horner props for coming up with a decent score. I will be getting the CD. Which will be the first new Horner in my collection in quite a long time.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2004 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

Is the score more synth- or more orchestral-based?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2004 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   Morlock1   (Member)

The score in the clips sound same ol' Horner, but I have heard some good stuff about it, and I liked House of Sand and Fog (much more than The Missing, which I don't get why people went gaga over).

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2004 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   Kenneth English   (Member)

Where can I find sound clips from this score on the web? Anybody know?

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2004 - 8:03 PM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

Kenneth,I´m gonna get this score hopefully at the end of the week. Let ya know what it is like, if you want...

Cheers

Philipp

 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2004 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   SheriffJoe   (Member)

It is UNLAWFUL ENTRY with a drum loop and without the sax. It sounded VERY synthy.

SheriffJoe

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2020 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   CCOJOE   (Member)

I've been listening to this very melancholy score all day...the smokey haze in the sky, the current climate, all seem to amplify the beauty of this score. I can't believe I actually compared it to Unlawful Entry...not even close. This is a very moody score and has vaulted into my top 50.

Perhaps the older I get, the more I can appreciate the colors this score represents and marvel at Horner's work on this.

Joe

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2020 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Holy cow, is that you, Sheriff?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2020 - 7:59 PM   
 By:   connorb93   (Member)

I've been listening to this very melancholy score all day...the smokey haze in the sky, the current climate, all seem to amplify the beauty of this score. I can't believe I actually compared it to Unlawful Entry...not even close. This is a very moody score and has vaulted into my top 50.

Perhaps the older I get, the more I can appreciate the colors this score represents and marvel at Horner's work on this.

Joe


The difference between those two scores is a word you picked up on: COLORS!

I have to be in the right mood but, scores like The Forgotten or The Life Before Her Eyes have that hypnotic yet melancholy/sad quality because of the specific textures he eventually developed...compare that to the grating and harsh tones of his early 90s synth-driven thriller scores. They're little more than just sounds on a keyboard to me, and it's neither gripping nor easy on the ears. It worked better in a score like Patriot Games, weaved throughout the orchestra, but on their own the sounds he chose to go with just sounded a bit cheap.

Development in technology and genre separate those scores as well but overall I think he really started to explore more personal, affecting sounds and colors that really enhanced the mood of the film instead of just stating it outright (if that makes any sense) and it also makes for a far more engaging standalone listening experience.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2020 - 1:51 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I have to be in the right mood but, scores like The Forgotten or The Life Before Her Eyes have that hypnotic yet melancholy/sad quality because of the specific textures he eventually developed...

Agreed. I love both of those scores! THE FORGOTTEN is a film that leaves a lot to be desired, but the score is a great textural excercise on its own. I love Horner in that suggestive mood.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2020 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Is this the one that sounds like Flightplan at times?
One of those dreamy ambient efforts that is textbook Horner.
I quite liked the film, for its sheer, out-there barmy-ness and Twilight Zone style.
Horner's evocative and off-kilter score supports it perfectly.

 
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