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 Posted:   Apr 12, 2009 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

NUFF SAID.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2009 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Maybe a tad more big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2009 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

A composer, being allowed to run with a lenghty sequence, on his own, with his own voice.
Only in DePalma-Land.
I Love It!

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2009 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Kind of a shame De Palma and Doyle never worked again.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   kingtolkien   (Member)

It is a great score as all scores from Doyle of that period. unfortunately I am not impressed by his recent output.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Yeah, what did happen to him? Needful Things and Carlito's Way, both from 1993, are incredible scores, but the last few years, everything he's written has left me with a bland taste.

Peaked too soon?

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Joe Sikoryak   (Member)

My. Favorite. Train. Music. Ever.
(Hey, has anyone ever done a thread on that topic?)

It starts with a bang, goes on furiously and ends with...well, I won't spoil it. DePalma's had his ups and downs, but he knows how to cut flashy set pieces to great music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

My. Favorite. Train. Music. Ever.
(Hey, has anyone ever done a thread on that topic?)


Many moons ago. Many, many moons ago. Think train and I think India Countryside from the incomparable Victor Young's Around The World In 80 Days...and Kong about to chew up the el track courtesy of Max Steiner...and a short cue on the tracks courtesy of Mr. Herrmann's The Ghost & Mrs. Muir...for starters...and oh, and what an unforgettable scene by the tracks early on in The Natural when Roy takes on The Whammer; Randy Newman did a superb job there and later when the team hit the tracks on a road trip...look whaddaya talk whaddaya talk whaddaya talk talk talk...wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

An outstanding piece of music, and I always loved that western-like riff toward the end of the piece when Carlito almost makes it to freedom.

Doyle was nothing short of amazing in the early and mid-90s. Carlito, Frankenstein, Needful Things, Great Expectations, Dead Again, Into the West...all just wonderful compositions. Even Exit to Eden had an infectious main theme.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

An outstanding piece of music, and I always loved that western-like riff toward the end of the piece when Carlito almost makes it to freedom.

Doyle was nothing short of amazing in the early and mid-90s. Carlito, Frankenstein, Needful Things, Great Expectations, Dead Again, Into the West...all just wonderful compositions. Even Exit to Eden had an infectious main theme.


Completely agreed. After getting rejected from Stepmom (following his recovery from leukemia; classy move, guys!), his music has never been the same.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   kingtolkien   (Member)

I AGREE

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Damn, I haven't heard this one in a while. Gotta whip it out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I get the chills listening to the main theme. Pure soundtrack magic. I like the Grand central cue, its rousing action music.

Easily my favourite Pacino movie (despite the huge spoiler at the beginning big grin)

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I get the chills listening to the main theme. Pure soundtrack magic. I like the Grand central cue, its rousing action music.

Easily my favourite Pacino movie (despite the huge spoiler at the beginning big grin)


When I first saw this film, a couple friends of mine showed up late, and they had no idea about what happened to Carlito in the opening shot, and I didn't tell them. smile It definitely affected their enjoyment of the film.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

A breathtaking piece of filmmaking with exceptional music. One moment I don't think I'll ever forget: Carlito goes to take the escalator downstairs, but he ducks away. The camera, however, travels down the escalator and catches two of the killers in a conversation. Just...wow.

As for recent Doyle...the only thing I've heard is IGOR. Pretty good score.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

A breathtaking piece of filmmaking with exceptional music. One moment I don't think I'll ever forget: Carlito goes to take the escalator downstairs, but he ducks away. The camera, however, travels down the escalator and catches two of the killers in a conversation. Just...wow.

NO ONE can use a steadicam quite the way De Palma can. big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   Holly   (Member)

Wow. I admit that I cannot recall the score music from this film. (I remember "enjoying" the film itself, but I have not viewed it for a spell. And by that, I mean since its release...)

Great post! I'll have to check out the score (if readily available), and revisit the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   Cooper   (Member)


When I first saw this film, a couple friends of mine showed up late, and they had no idea about what happened to Carlito in the opening shot, and I didn't tell them. smile It definitely affected their enjoyment of the film.



DePalma and Pacino earn such investment in that character...that--spoiler--I almost thought he'd get away. Maybe it was that...and the idea that DePalma's always been something of a trickster that I thought he might have something up his sleeve. Which actually made the ending more affecting when it was true to the prologue!

Masterful manipulation.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 10:21 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

The album has a bunch of stuff that wasn't used in the film, too, so it's definitely worth hearing apart from the film. Weird that it has a bunch of unused stuff, but it's missing that one great little cue (for the scene that's depicted on the film's poster AND on the back cover of the Varese album; again with using artwork for scenes that are scored but left off the album, Varese!).

Shaun

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 10:35 PM   
 By:   Holly   (Member)

The album has a bunch of stuff that wasn't used in the film, too, so it's definitely worth hearing apart from the film. Weird that it has a bunch of unused stuff, but it's missing that one great little cue (for the scene that's depicted on the film's poster AND on the back cover of the Varese album; again with using artwork for scenes that are scored but left off the album, Varese!). Shaun

Mahalo, Shaun.

 
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