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From Hell
(2001)
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Composed by:

Conducted by:
Geoffrey Alexander

Produced by:
The Hughes Brothers
Robert Townson

Performed by:
The Academy of St. Martins in the Field
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(October 16th, 2001)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if nothing but the most deeply engaging gothic darkness from an orchestra and choir will suffice for your late night horror listening experiences.

Avoid it... if you expect Trevor Jones to state his morbid themes for From Hell in the obvious clarity that you've heard from him in the majority of his other high profile works.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #451
WRITTEN 10/27/01, REVISED 2/1/09
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From Hell: (Trevor Jones) Hailing from a series of popular comic books of the same name, the hunt for Jack the Ripper hit the big screens by the power of the Hughes Brothers (Allen and Albert), whose films had typically gravitated towards the John Singleton side of contemporary black dramas. Their surprisingly effective From Hell succeeds because of its absolutely convincing atmosphere, maintained by both the dreary look of its stunning visual conceptualization of old London and an extremely dense score by Trevor Jones. The heavy opium usage, prostitution, disease, and graphic gore depicted in From Hell kept it from mainstream acceptance, though its critical response was stronger than most may remember. To hear a classically robust, Victorian score for a Hughes Brothers film was an intriguing concept, though it should be no surprise that the popular highlight of the music for the film was the "Wormwood Remix" of Marilyn Manson's Holy Wood album single "The Nobodies." Whether the song should receive all the credit or not, the album initially performed as well as (if not better than) the film. The subject matter of the film was an obvious avenue for a powerfully gothic score from Jones, who had already explored similar depths of orchestral and choral malice and despair in 1998's Dark City. Jones' versatility was beginning to show after an early career during which his "self rip-offs" were documented more often than not, writing a runaway Victorian score for From Hell with brooding gothic development of theme and strings that will raise the spirit of any night-dwelling film score listener. While the music for this film is heavily rooted in moody layers of the orchestral, the talents which Jones employed for From Hell included both the vocal and synthetic realms as well, with even an ethnically bizarre Chinese edge in certain accented spots (likely for the opium element). Stepping above the genre of the typical slashing horror music that many thought Jones would produce, his resulting effort showed promise of being a noteworthy career notch for the continuously more popular composer. While it didn't realize its full potential in the mainstream, this score still stands as among the best of a very strong year of 2001 for all film scores.



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Average: 3.78 Stars
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Dark And Beautiful Score From Jones
Jouko Yli-Kiikka - August 26, 2005, at 11:02 a.m.
1 comment  (2498 views)
Love theme = Tomorrow Never Dies   Expand >>
Adam - February 22, 2004, at 6:01 a.m.
2 comments  (3857 views)
Newest: February 5, 2007, at 9:42 a.m. by
Thom
Not Scary?
Amuro - December 19, 2003, at 7:01 p.m.
1 comment  (2759 views)
Absolutely Spectacular!
Jess - December 19, 2003, at 6:37 p.m.
1 comment  (2115 views)
Whats that song?   Expand >>
Sandy - July 6, 2003, at 7:41 p.m.
2 comments  (4191 views)
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Clarice
Question please!   Expand >>
Aaron - April 1, 2003, at 6:13 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 72:22
• 1. The Nobodies (Wormwood Remix) - performed by Marilyn Manson (4:59)
• 2. In Memoriam (7:03)
• 3. Royal Connections (5:08)
• 4. A Sprig of Red Grapes (5:12)
• 5. Whitechapel Murders (7:23)
• 6. Chasing the Dragon (7:39)
• 7. Portrait of a Prince (6:45)
• 8. The Compass and the Ruler (6:06)
• 9. Marylebone Workhouse (3:51)
• 10. Investigation (4:13)
• 11. Death Coach (3:56)
• 12. Pennies for the Ferryman (6:22)
• 13. Bow Belle (Absinthium) (3:08)

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