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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

I couldn't find a proper discussion thread about this score, just a couple about the Fenton rejected score.
For me, this is one of the best horror scores I've ever heard!
It just seems to leap about in a frenzy at times, a veritable danse macabre that really adds to the drama, tragedy and suspense of the film. There's also a 'cathedral beauty'* to the more sombre moments
I think it may be my favourite score by EG, although others - COBB, MICHAEL COLLINS, ALIEN 3, DEMOLITION MAN - are equally stunning.
Let's hear it for this monumental score!

*nicked from the POLTERGEIST notes, I think.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Bernardo Sena   (Member)

I also love this score, one of my favorites from Goldenthal, which is one of my favorite composers ever. I wish we could get an expanded soundtrack CD...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   Marek7   (Member)

Rejected suite which is interesting. However, I do like Elliot Goldenthal's score much better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZHYS4HJZVQ

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Been a loooong time since I visited the score and the film. It's sort of drifted out of my attention span and I haven't been compelled to revisit it, but I do recall that it is a strong score with Goldenthal's distinct style, and it served the film well.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Rejected suite which is interesting. However, I do like Elliot Goldenthal's score much better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZHYS4HJZVQ


I really love this. Not that I dislike what Goldenthal came up with- I really enjoy that too. But the tone of this score is slightly different and would have been interesting to see the movie with Fenton's music. I hope this score is released some day because from what I heard it's quite lovely. sort of a Gorecki meets Renaissance. Cool stuff. thanks for posting.

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

a prime candidate for the "great score. lousy film" club
bruce

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

. I wish we could get an expanded soundtrack CD...

sigh
frown

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

a prime candidate for the "great score. lousy film" club
bruce


That is an insane comment. This is one of Goldenthal's greatest works. And there is a TON of great music missing from the OST. A complete/expansion would be very welcome. La-La? wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Especially since an expanded reissue of Goldenthal's score would also justify release of Fenton's work as well! LLL has done it for Jennifer 8, Used Cars, Golden Child, etc. and hopefully they'll do it for this as well as the complete Goldsmith/Jarre River Wild.

A lot of the time an expansion/remaster of the used film score is the way for the rejected film score to be released. And if you're licensing a film title for the rejected score anyway, why not expand the used score? (Unless it's a case like 2 Days in the Valley or Young Guns, that is.)

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 3:36 PM   
 By:   AMAFilmScoreFan   (Member)

I am very fond of Elliot Goldenthal's scores and classical works. As such, I look forward to any expansion, new release, or remastered re-release that any of the specialty labels or Zarathustra Records can produce.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2013 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   djintrepid   (Member)

I forgot that I actually had the soundtrack at some point in my life. Most likely when the film was released. What happened to it?! I don't know. I would certainly buy a deluxe edition if one were to be released. Hint, hint. Wink, wink. More obvious gestures, etc. etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2013 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   djintrepid   (Member)

The other Goldenthal score from 1994 that I still have and love is Cobb. Both scores made me very hopeful for his future. Alas, it was not meant to be. Heat would be the last soundtrack with his music that I would buy.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2013 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

The other Goldenthal score from 1994 that I still have and love is Cobb. Both scores made me very hopeful for his future. Alas, it was not meant to be. Heat would be the last soundtrack with his music that I would buy.

I sort of concur. I did enjoy Titus but it was sort of a Best Of score. Alien3, Golden Gate, Interview with the Vampire, Cobb, Demolition Man and Heat were all great. Didn't enjoy Batman Forever though.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2013 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

The other Goldenthal score from 1994 that I still have and love is Cobb. Both scores made me very hopeful for his future. Alas, it was not meant to be. Heat would be the last soundtrack with his music that I would buy.

I sort of concur. I did enjoy Titus but it was sort of a Best Of score. Alien3, Golden Gate, Interview with the Vampire, Cobb, Demolition Man and Heat were all great. Didn't enjoy Batman Forever though.


boy, i am completely on the other side-
TITUS & BATMAN are great.

MICHAEL COLLINS in his best work ever, imho
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2013 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO JWB-You used the word insane to describe MR Marshall's great score lousy film comment, but why? He didn't say the score was bad , he i believe meant it was a solid score, but the movie he didn't like.Anyway, how can anyone say a person's viewpoint on a creative project is insane.TO EACH ONE'S OWN.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2013 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

TO JWB-You used the word insane to describe MR Marshall's great score lousy film comment, but why? He didn't say the score was bad , he i believe meant it was a solid score, but the movie he didn't like.Anyway, how can anyone say a person's viewpoint on a creative project is insane.TO EACH ONE'S OWN.

DTM - my protector.
has it really come to that?

lol!
i think he responded to the wrong post; the one where i implied an expansion was not necessary. stiil you are correct overall - NOT insane
brm

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2013 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   AMAFilmScoreFan   (Member)

The other Goldenthal score from 1994 that I still have and love is Cobb. Both scores made me very hopeful for his future. Alas, it was not meant to be. Heat would be the last soundtrack with his music that I would buy.

I sort of concur. I did enjoy Titus but it was sort of a Best Of score. Alien3, Golden Gate, Interview with the Vampire, Cobb, Demolition Man and Heat were all great. Didn't enjoy Batman Forever though.


boy, i am completely on the other side-
TITUS & BATMAN are great.

MICHAEL COLLINS in his best work ever, imho
bruce


I enjoy most of Goldenthal's oeuvre, including his early and later periods. The album I listen to the most is "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within." The only title of his that has not resonated with me yet is "Frida," although some album restructuring on my part may one day remedy this.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2013 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

Goldenthal can do no wrong, in my book, and this is one of my favorites of his. "Madeline's Lament" is worthy of mention in the same phrase as Richard Strauss. I recently re-watched the film and I did not notice a great deal of unreleased music. The soundtrack we have is pretty complete, and sounds great, too.

I would, however, adore getting the great George Fenton's unused score on disc. It's tragic that Neill Jordan and Fenton parted ways, even if the result was a great partnership with Goldenthal.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2021 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   Aenae   (Member)

I think it is remarkable that this score was written in just a few weeks. It isn't one of my top 5 Goldenthal scores (it would easily make my top 10 Goldenthal scores though), but I do think it is one of the best scores ever written in that short amount of time.

I think this is a better score than most other film composer's best scores, including some of the more lauded composers.

One of John Corigliano's former students, John Mackey, named this score as his favourite film score of all time.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2021 - 2:25 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Fabulous score, as with all Goldenthal scores kind of timeless, in its own stratosphere.

By the way: IN DREAMS is also fantastic.

 
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