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A Perfect Getaway
(2009)
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Composed and Produced by:
Boris Elkis

Performed by:
The City of Prague Philharmonic
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Relativity Media Soundtracks
(August 18th, 2009)
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Regular U.S. release, but initially available only through iTunes. Limited numbers of promotional CD copies (with identical contents but different cover art) were pressed.
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Buy it... only if you have appreciated the texture and tone of Graeme Revell's synthetic and organic blend in the 2000's, a sound contributed to by the composer of this score.

Avoid it... if an abundance of electronic manipulation of sampled sounds, stock dissonance from distorted rhythmic elements, a marginalized orchestra, and anonymous themes are a recipe for a totally mundane thriller score.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,446
WRITTEN 8/7/09
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A Perfect Getaway: (Boris Elkis) In an age during which potential audiences can (and regularly do) look up movie spoilers on the internet, it's surprising to continue seeing productions come out of Hollywood that are solely built upon a single massive twist in the screenplay. Then again, with a film as predictable as David Twohy's A Perfect Getaway, perhaps all you need to see is the trailer to make an educated guess about which young couple is murdering other young couples in the picturesque jungles and beaches of contemporary Hawaii. The script of the 2009 film is built to toy with the audience using clues as to the true identities of the major characters involved, though just in case the audience is too dumb to realize what has happened when the twist actually happens, Twohy spends a lengthy period of time going back and summarizing the film in flashbacks. From there, anyone impressed by the first two thirds of the film will likely find the final chasing of the last third to be somewhat mundane. A cast with a fair amount of sex appeal helps things along, as does the beautiful cinematography of Hawaii (a state that certainly won't have a happy tourism department upon viewing this film), but with a story so transparent, A Perfect Getaway, despite its strong marketing campaign from Rogue Pictures, will probably be all procedure and no substance for viewers expecting an engrossing thriller. Unfortunately, film music collectors may look upon newcomer Boris Elkis' score the same way, aiding the film in its basic, primordial sensibilities without really tackling it with (admittedly undue) intellectual thought. Elkis is a name that may be familiar to Greame Revell enthusiasts. The young, Russian-born composer has operated a sound design studio in Los Angeles for several years and has served as a frequent programmer for Revell's more electronically-aimed scores of the 2000's. The synthetic textures he provided to Revell's scores are evident in his own solo work, which ranges from a small handful of obscure feature projects to episodic television show material. Undoubtedly, A Perfect Getaway is Elkis' debut in the mainstream of solo film scoring, an assignment contributed to by the fact that Twohy had associated with Revell for many of his own high profile projects. Revell could not accept this one due to scheduling conflicts. Not unexpectedly, the somewhat exotic score that Elkis provided for A Perfect Getaway is not unlike what one would have expected Revell to have written (especially with similar library effects), a fact that has inherent benefits and detractions.



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Cool score for a cool movie.   Expand >>
Jim Dunn - August 20, 2009, at 12:59 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 53:26
• 1. A Perfect Getaway (2:07)
• 2. Wedding (2:45)
• 3. The Island (2:12)
• 4. Hitchhikers (1:10)
• 5. Secret Falls (1:35)
• 6. Cidney Undresses (0:45)
• 7. Kale's Pack (1:04)
• 8. Crazy Nick (1:51)
• 9. Cidney's Story (2:41)
• 10. Cliff Attacks Ranger (1:01)
• 11. Goat Hunter (2:08)
• 12. Cliff & Cidney in a Tent (1:24)
• 13. Killers Captured (3:11)
• 14. Trail End (2:22)
• 15. Wedding Pictures (1:02)
• 16. Gina Runs (3:10)
• 17. Killer Flashback (2:35)
• 18. Mall Flashback (2:38)
• 19. Pier & Beach Flashback (2:32)
• 20. Crazy Love (1:09)
• 21. Nick Gets Shot (1:47)
• 22. Gina Looks for Cliff (1:55)
• 23. Cliff Climbs the Cliff (3:24)
• 24. Nick Resurrection (1:09)
• 25. Nick & Cliff Fight (1:11)
• 26. Sniper Showdown (1:41)
• 27. Man in Full (1:50)
• 28. Kauai Sunset (1:17)

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