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Comments about the soundtrack for Aeon Flux (Graeme Revell)

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Not entirely Revell's fault...
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• Posted by: Jonathan Broxton   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, December 31, 2005, at 1:38 p.m.
• IP Address: 70-32-220-33.ontrca.adelphia.net

Nice review. Pretty accurate in terms of the final product, but it doesn't take into account the difficult circumstances in which Revell wrote the score. He was the third composer on the project, after Teddy Shapiro and the Reinhold Heil/Johnny Klimek team were both rejected, and Graeme had very little time to devote to writing. I was at the recording session back in November where Revell had the Hollywood Symphony string section, and he basically had ONE DAY to record the entire live string element of the score, such was the tightness of the schedule and the limited budget. Tim Simonec was conducting like a demon, zipping through the cues at breakneck speed: rehearsal, take, rehearsal, take...

Also, as Christian hinted at in the review with his comment about the lack of press screenings, MTV were obviously not sure that their film was any good, so the studio execs were micro-managing virtually every note of the score to almost ludicrous degrees, making things even more difficult for poor Graeme. The director wasn't even AT the session. All in all, I'm actually quite amazed the score turned out as comparatively cohesive as it did under the circumstances.

Jon




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