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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for April-June, 2002:





6/2/02 - Joe Versus the Volcano: (Georges Delerue) --Limited Edition-- "In the final few years before his untimely death in 1992, Georges Delerue was enormously productive in the film composing scene, with a dozen scores to his credit in the 1990's alone. Luckily, because Delerue had a strongly established following of fans by that point in his career, nearly all of these scores were released in album form. The most notable absence in Delerue's 1990's scores on album, however, was Joe Versus the Volcano. A forgotten first pairing of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, the film had the ultimate, corny, modern fairy tale love story... along the same lines as Big for Hanks, but not at all rising to the same level of popular or critical success. Because the film flopped so terribly at its release, Delerue's score was never treated to an album release. Delerue's contribution to the film was originally to comprise about fifteen minutes of screen time. By 1990, films had just hit the popular idea of inserting series of pop songs instead of using an orchestral score, and Joe Versus the Volcano made extensive use of this idea...." **** Read the entire review.

5/31/02 - There's still time to win free CDs in the May-June, 2002, Cue Clue Contest. Filmtracks and Sony Classical are proud to offer a new system of awarding prizes to you. Each of the eight winners of the current contest will receive a CD album of Star Wars: Episode 2: Attack of the Clones as well as a complementary surprise album from Sony Classical. These contests will continue throughout the year, with many new winners being awarded every two months. All you have to do is listen to the three Cue Clue Clips on the Filmtracks Cool Stuff page and do your best to identify the clips. Remember, you only need to guess one of the three clips correctly to qualify. The current contest ends on June 30th. Good luck!

4/8/02 - Dragonfly: (John Debney) "Opening to a tepid response from critics and fans in late February, 2002, the film Dragonfly didn't live up to any of its lofty expectations. The score by John Debney for the supernatural thriller and love story, though, got a second wind a month later when it was released on album. Debney has made a career out of scoring two genres of films: children's and suspense. The odd combination has shown his versitility on a number of occasions, though it had been a few years since Debney had produced a superior score for the suspense genre. Like another master of horror music, Christopher Young, it seems as though there's a general push to extend beyond that genre into more heavily dramatic film assignments. For Debney, however, Dragonfly presented a scoring chance to combine the suspense he scores so well with a spiritually rich love story. The resulting combination of mystery and elegance is outstanding...." **** Read the entire review.

4/7/02 - Tron: (Wendy Carlos) "Not much of a hit in its initial 1982 release, but a cult favorite for many, this film was the first of its kind to explore with CGI effects for a movie. For all its faults (mainly in the story and acting department), Tron is nevertheless unique for its then-amazing computer generated special effects. It was also one of the early jump starts to the US video game market in the early 1980's, which is what also makes it a landmark. Composer Wendy Carlos was chosen to contribute to the soundtrack of Tron, no doubt due to her experimental work with the synthesizer (and, she admits in the notes, she is a big fan of computer graphics). Her score, stripped from its function in the film, is a rather odd, yet intriguing work. Carlos employs her GDS and Moog synthesizers, but also a chorus, two orchestras, and, on the finale track, a pipe organ. All of these instruments are synchronized together to create an unusual listening experience...." Read the entire donated review.






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