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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: Beautiful Kilar by Michael Barrett
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   kaimakan   (Member)

If you are a big Kilar fan, check out his dazzling scores for "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and my personal scary favorite, "The Ninth Gate" (1999), directed by Roman Polanski.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

If you are a big Kilar fan, check out his dazzling scores for "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and my personal scary favorite, "The Ninth Gate" (1999), directed by Roman Polanski.

NINTH GATE has a wonderful main theme, but the rest of the score is rather grating, IMO.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   franz_conrad   (Member)

I haven't met a Kilar score yet that I didn't like, but the pinnacle for me was his lush romantic score for PORTRAIT OF A LADY.

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Althazan   (Member)

I'm a big fan of Kilar and please, don't forget about "K├Ânig Der Letzten Tage", "Life For Life" and "From A Far Country" (LP only - maybe some of our companies would press a few copies...? wink)

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Death and the Maiden has an exceptionally moving score by Kilar.

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   plindboe   (Member)

NINTH GATE has a wonderful main theme, but the rest of the score is rather grating, IMO.

By main theme, you mean "Vocalise"? Yes, that is extraordinary. But the dark "Dracula"-like "Opening titles" are amazing as well. What about "Corso and the girl"? After the gorgeous and dark wordless soprano intro we get one of the most awesome choral themes in film music history.

Peter smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

NINTH GATE has a wonderful main theme, but the rest of the score is rather grating, IMO.

By main theme, you mean "Vocalise"? Yes, that is extraordinary. But the dark "Dracula"-like "Opening titles" are amazing as well. What about "Corso and the girl"? After the gorgeous and dark wordless soprano intro we get one of the most awesome choral themes in film music history.

Peter smile


The "Vocalise", yes. There are one or two nice pieces in addition to that, but the repetitive clusters in the suspense scenes just irk me.

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2010 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I like all of THE NINTH GATE; scratch that, LOVE it. In fact, this thread inspired me to play it again right now! This score is, for me, one of the best albums to play in the background while writing. I've been known to put it on loop and have it repeat several times over long writing sessions.

 
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