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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Deadfall
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

I just saw this film on dvd last week and enjoyed the music a lot.

The "romance for guitar and orchestra" was quite fun to see finally, having owned the cd for a while now.

 Posted:   Dec 5, 2011 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

yes indeed and what a great vocal version by Shirley Bassey.

 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 1:42 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

This is a fantastic score.

Just don't buy it wanting to hear Rambo.

It's essentially a romantic score but very brooding and dark in tone, because while it's about love and robberies, it's also about secrets and betrayal. And everyone -- *everyone* -- is ultimately doomed by the bizarre love triangle that is formed.

Barry reads the film perfectly in my opinion.

There are two great musical set pieces: the fantastic Bondian song for Shirley Bassey, plus the Romance For Guitar And Orchestra, which is famously set to the grand robbery.

However, the real genius in this score is that very romantic, yet extremely haunting and foreboding love theme, which holds the score together.

The album program is great, but the album doesn't really represent the progression of the central love theme. Sadly, it seems there are no elements for an expanded score release, although there was that DVD with the isoldated music track.

(The isolated music track is okay, but it's mono, post-edit, post-volume adjustment and contains slight bleed from the dialogue and effects tracks.)


 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

I've bought very little over the last month and this is on my list of potenial buys. Anyone know if this is going discounted anywhere?

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