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A Quiet Place
(2018)
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Co-Composed and Co-Produced by:
Marco Beltrami
Marcus Trumpp

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jon Kull
Dana Niu
Rossano Galante
Mark Graham
Gregory Jamrok

Additional Music by:
Miles Hankins
Brandon Roberts
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Milan Records
(April 12th, 2018)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you intend to deconstruct the surprisingly predictable horror techniques explored by Marco Beltrami's team in this otherwise unremarkable genre entry.

Avoid it... on album if you desire either a satisfying presentation of the music heard in the film or if you expect any memorable sense of innovation in this sadly wasted opportunity.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,901
WRITTEN 5/25/18
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A Quiet Place: (Marco Beltrami/Various) Despite its immensely grim and depressing subject matter, 2018's spring horror surprise, A Quiet Place, garnered widespread critical and popular acclaim, propelling it to astonishing grosses and generating immediate planning of a sequel. In a dystopic near future, humanity is depicted as succumbing to attacks by a predator-like alien race with acute hearing but no vision, one that kills anyone who makes a sound. This film concentrates on the relationships of one rural family that copes with this reality, highlighting its defensive and offensive mechanisms that offer hope despite the significant deaths within the group. It's a ghastly concept that begs for commentary about society's masochistic tendencies in its entertainment, but from an artistic point of view, the project did yield some intriguing possibilities in its sound design and editing. The crew sought to minimize the usual ambient noise on set as much as possible to highlight lesser, incidental sounds the family is shown to be making. There was some debate about whether the film would require an original score at all; it might have functioned eerily well without any music whatsoever. But actor/writer/director John Krasinski disagreed, seeking to maintain a traditional movie-going experience despite the significant emphasis on silence in certain scenes. He thus hired horror genre veteran Marco Beltrami to conjure an ambience of distinctive unsettlement while working closely with the sound editors on the project to synchronize the music's design-like characteristics with the tones of the sound effects. Beltrami assembled his usual team of ghostwriters, four in this case, to assist in concocting a mostly discordant style of music for the story. The group combines a deconstructed version of a typical, piano-driven suburban family environment with tired, repetitive horror techniques using an orchestra and synthesizers to accomplish nothing particularly new. If any film score was ripe for experimentation with new methods of tackling the genre, A Quiet Place would be that entry. Unfortunately, Beltrami's team supplies perhaps the most predictable score imaginable, one that competently and, at times, effectively addresses the emotional needs of the film, but it's not a work that will impress you with any memorable innovation. In the world of sound design scores, this effort seems like an immensely wasted opportunity.



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Average: 2.48 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 48:08
• 1. It Hears You (4:28)
• 2. A Quiet Family (1:58)
• 3. Children of the Corn (1:24)
• 4. A Quiet Life (2:58)
• 5. The Dinner Table (1:46)
• 6. Something on the Roof (2:13)
• 7. Babyproofing/Bonfire (2:55)
• 8. Old Man (3:09)
• 9. Labor Intensive (8:13)
• 10. Kids Bonfire (1:36)
• 11. Water in the Basement (3:24)
• 12. Silo Attack (1:46)
• 13. A Quiet Moment (1:13)
• 14. Rising Pulse (4:14)
• 15. All Together Now (5:24)
• 16. Positive Feedback (1:28)

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The insert includes a list of performers but no extra information about the score or film.
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