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Fortress
(1993)
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Composed, Orchestrated, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:
Frederic Talgorn

Co-Produced by:
Douglass Fake
Roger Feigelson
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Promotional
(August, 1998)
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Promotional release only (FCTN 1001), produced by Intrada Records and initially available only through specialty outlets for $20-$25.
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Buy it... only if you relished the suspenseful and brooding orchestral score in the film itself.

Avoid it... if you've enjoyed some of Frederic Talgorn's more melodic and dynamic scores and are looking for more of the same.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,460
WRITTEN 8/27/98, REVISED 6/23/06
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Fortress: (Frederic Talgorn) In the dense layers of science fiction films of the digital era, all too many reside next to Fortress in the "minimally entertaining or barely tolerable" category. The only really interesting attribute about the 1993 gore-fest Fortress is the amazing fact that somebody saw it fit for a sequel in 1999. In both films, our favorite Highlander swordsman Christopher Lambert portrays an ordinary man chased by the law for rebelling against an oppressive system of future government. In Fortress, he and his wife are sent to the "Fortress," a maximum security prison, for breaking the "one child only" law and attempting a second child with his wife after the first dies. Eventually, our hero does manage to kick ass, destroy the machines, and save his family (and in the second film, he gets to do it in space!), but it's the process of getting there that turned many viewers off. The plot doesn't explain how society became so problematic, and given director Stuart Gordon's love of outrageous gore, Fortress also repulses audiences with graphic shots of inmates' stomachs exploding (due to the control devise placed within them upon booking). Worst yet, the film is flat, routine, and formula, failing to make a reasonable attempt in any of its production qualities to stand out. The only possible exception is in the effectively bleak art direction, and it is in this element of the film in which French composer Frederic Talgorn received his inspiration for his fully orchestral score for Fortress. Talgorn had written large-scale orchestral music in similar situations (for Gordon and others), including an impressive effort for the mock sci-fi trash otherwise known as Robotjox. Film score collectors might recognize his name as a conductor on compilations in the late 1990's, and many within the industry lament the lack of development and front-line projects for Talgorn in his career.



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78 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.69 Stars
***** 10 5 Stars
**** 12 4 Stars
*** 19 3 Stars
** 18 2 Stars
* 19 1 Stars
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Total Time: 35:27
• 1. Prelude and Pursuit (6:18)
• 2. Descent to Fortress (4:51)
• 3. Forbidden Dream (4:47)
• 4. Kick Fight (5:52)
• 5. Mind Wipe (4:44)
• 6. Karen (3:37)
• 7. Remembering the Platoon (0:52)
• 8. Freedom (4:13)

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