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Hollow Man
(2000)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Alexander Courage
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(July 25th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you are a devoted Jerry Goldsmith collector, since the highly derivative nature of Hollow Man really only seems to satisfy his most ardent fans.

Avoid it... if you expect Goldsmith to conjure creative new ways to address the film's elements of action, science, or suspense (or its spectacular visual effects).
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #157
WRITTEN 8/3/00, REVISED 6/22/08
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Hollow Man: (Jerry Goldsmith) Excessive gore, nudity, and profanity. The trademarks of almost any Paul Verhoeven film. All of these were on display in 2000's Hollow Man, but the gore stole the show. With nothing resembling the original H.G. Wells "Invisible Man" concept, Hollow Man instead takes an hour introducing the audience to a team of scientists making a top-secret effort to shift a person "out of quantum synch with the known universe" and thus making him (or first, some animals) invisible. The latter half of the film dissolves into an Alien-like horror bonanza of extreme violence. The only aspect in the film's favor was its incredible visual display of living anatomy, using visual effects to brilliantly show both a gorilla and human in the process of shifting transparency, layer by layer. But other than those effects and Kevin Bacon's obnoxiously capturing performance, Hollow Man was a disappointment. Despite failing to recover its budgetary costs in its domestic showing (drawing only $73 million), Hollow Man would surprisingly inspire a terrible straight-to-DVD sequel starring Christian Slater in 2006, which says more about the actor's career than anything else. Verhoeven had a long-standing association with Jerry Goldsmith, and Hollow Man represented the composer's only score of 2000. As such, it was much hyped and anticipated with great expectations by Goldsmith collectors who, at the time, defended the score to a fault. In retrospect, Hollow Man remains a disappointment compared to the composer's fantastic output in 1999 because it represents some of Goldsmith's least inspired work in the latter stages of his career. It is undoubtedly an example of the composer on autopilot, a sad reality that effected many of Goldsmith's later scores (especially those for wretched films like this one) and begged unfavorable comparisons between Goldsmith and the habits of James Horner.



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4,137 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.52 Stars
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**** 506 4 Stars
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A little more competence is needed for reviewing this score.   Expand >>
Matthias Noe - February 15, 2006, at 7:25 p.m.
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Dvd commentary Goldsmith
Sarah - June 28, 2005, at 11:19 p.m.
1 comment  (2045 views)
This score is a musical IQ test.
Peter Price - February 17, 2005, at 7:17 a.m.
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Question about Movie Hollow Man   Expand >>
Dejan - January 29, 2005, at 9:18 a.m.
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Alex - February 29, 2004, at 4:38 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 51:29
• 1. The Hollow Man (3:02)
• 2. Isabelle Comes Back (6:04)
• 3. Linda & Sebastian (2:57)
• 4. This Is Science (6:17)
• 5. Not Right (2:42)
• 6. What Went Wrong? (1:44)
• 7. Broken Window (3:01)
• 8. False Image (1:58)
• 9. Hi Boss (2:49)
• 10. Find Him (4:38)
• 11. Bloody Floor (9:57)
• 12. The Elevator (3:01)
• 13. The Big Climb (3:06)

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