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 Posted:   Aug 15, 2011 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   David-R.   (Member)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

THE THING

Music Composed by
Marco Beltrami
(The Hurt Locker. Hellboy, 3:10 To Yuma, Scream)

Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It ...can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up.

When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.

The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name.

Composer Marco Beltrami follows in the footsteps of one of his own musical heroes — Ennio Morricone, who scored the Carpenter classic — and contributes his own new terrifying chapter to the now-60-year legacy of THE THING.

Universal Pictures opens THE THING nationwide on October 14.

Varese Sarabande Catalog # 302 067 116 2
Release Date: 10/11/11


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 Posted:   Aug 15, 2011 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   David-R.   (Member)

Sooo.... the prequel has the EXACT same name as the original film? Seems like a stupid idea to me.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2011 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Senojanaidni   (Member)

yes : why not SOME THING WICKED THIS WAY COMES IN ANTARTICA?

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2011 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I always thoughts The Thing Lives! would be a fun titles for a sequel/prequel if there ever was to be one. I want to look forward to this as Carpenter's original is one of my all-time favorites, but the trailer for the film seems to just re-tread all the same ground as the original except being set at the Norwegian camp that the dog eventually escapes from. I will be looking forward to Belitrami's score though, it'll be interesting to see what he can come up with playing in Morricone's ideas.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2011 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I'm looking forward to checking this out. The trailer was rather impressive, IMO. Looks like it could be one of the few "reimaginings" in recent years that's actually worthwhile.

I'm not much of a Beltrami fan, but I'm curious to what extent his score may pay tribute to Morricone's. I liked the use of the Carpenter film's score in the trailer.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2011 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I just got an email from a mate tonight who says thus...

"I saw The Thing last week and it rocked
A really great prequel that filled in a lot of gaps from the mystery of the first film and is really well done
I won't spoil it for you suffice to say there are lots of nice 1982 touches"

I'll post my thoughts AFTER I've seen it. The recent APES film shows some things can be reimagined well enough.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2011 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

If he does some nice quieter string atonalism it will work. If he does his usual shtick with brass clusters and all that, it wont.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2011 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Sooo.... the prequel has the EXACT same name as the original film? Seems like a stupid idea to me.

If it isn't one THING it's another.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2011 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I hope with this prequel we finally get a much welcomed re-issue or expansion of the Morricone/Carpenter scores!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2011 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Agreed. I've been lying in wait in hopes of a rerelease or expansion of one of the greatest horror scores ever written.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2011 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

f*cking brilliant!!! Can´t wait!

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2011 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

btw, as far as I´ve heard the 2-note motif is there smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2011 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

Outstanding!!

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2011 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

I just got an email from a mate tonight who says thus...

"I saw The Thing last week and it rocked
A really great prequel that filled in a lot of gaps from the mystery of the first film and is really well done
I won't spoil it for you suffice to say there are lots of nice 1982 touches"

I'll post my thoughts AFTER I've seen it. The recent APES film shows some things can be reimagined well enough.


That's encouraging, Kev! One of my mates is a massive fan of Carpenter's THE THING, I'll pass that on to him, he'll be made up!

I'm glad Beltrami's score is coming to CD, and echo the hopes of others that a reissue of the Morricone might be forthcoming.

Of course, both the remake and the prequel would've been even better if scored by Jerry Goldsmith. wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2011 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I've heard the Thing score, and trust me when I say people are definitely gonna want to check this one out! The main "Thing/monster breath" theme is mesmerizingly creepy in its simplicity and there are some truly epic passages. Also a couple of really neat homages to the original Morricone score. Along with the relatively concurrent release of Beltrami and Sanders' Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, these two scores are an excitingly original double bill of totally different approaches and flavors of horror film scoring. Anyone who feels there's nothing original and compelling left to be said in horror scores or by Beltrami's horror compositions should give these a listen. Trust me...I stake my reputation on the fact.

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2011 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

What? Where? When? How???
Have you heard full score or an album master?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2011 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

At least they have a woman in this one, let's hope that the rest of the cast have more personality than in the Carpenter movie.

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2011 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

At least they have a woman in this one, let's hope that the rest of the cast have more personality than in the Carpenter movie.

Yes, but they all die except the two who follow the dog/thing with the helicopter so I do not see a reason to see it in the theaters. I will wait for the DVD.

But I am sure the score will be great !!

 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2011 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

Sooo.... the prequel has the EXACT same name as the original film? Seems like a stupid idea to me.

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No,,, the other one was called John Carpenter's THE THING.

Big Differens. razz

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2011 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

I've heard the Thing score, and trust me when I say people are definitely gonna want to check this one out! The main "Thing/monster breath" theme is mesmerizingly creepy in its simplicity and there are some truly epic passages. Also a couple of really neat homages to the original Morricone score. Along with the relatively concurrent release of Beltrami and Sanders' Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, these two scores are an excitingly original double bill of totally different approaches and flavors of horror film scoring. Anyone who feels there's nothing original and compelling left to be said in horror scores or by Beltrami's horror compositions should give these a listen. Trust me...I stake my reputation on the fact.

Thanks Deputy. You ROCK!

 
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