SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Transformers: Last Knight
    2. Cars 3
   3. The Mummy
  4. Wonder Woman
 5. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales
6. Alien: Covenant


   CURRENT BEST-SELLING SCORES:
       1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
      2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
     3. Willow
    4. The Ghost and the Darkness
   5. An American Tail
  6. The Wind and the Lion
 7. Doctor Strange
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
        2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
       3. Titanic
      4. Avatar
     5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
    6. Gladiator
   7. Star Wars: A New Hope
  8. Animal Farm
 9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
Home Page
Twilight
(1998)
Album Cover Art
Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Orchestrated and Co-Produced by:
Emilie A. Bernstein

Co-Orchestrated by:
Patrick Russ
Jon Kull
Labels Icon
LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Edel America Records
(February 17th, 1998)
Availability Icon
ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
Awards
AWARDS
None.
Also See Icon
ALSO SEE




Decorative Nonsense
PRINTER FRIENDLY VIEW
(inverts site colors)




   Availability | Viewer Ratings | Comments | Audio & Track Listings | Notes
Buy it... only if you are an avid Elmer Bernstein collector and can absorb the atmosphere of his somber and morbid film noir-style atmosphere.

Avoid it... if you expect any sense of lively engagement from the score, including Bernstein's tepid reprise of his trademark themes from previous eras.
Review Icon
EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #990
WRITTEN 4/11/98, REVISED 4/1/07
Shopping Icon
BUY IT



Bernstein
Bernstein
Twilight: (Elmer Bernstein) The premise of Twilight deals with people who are past their prime and are suffering in how they deal with their fates. It boasts a phenomenal cast worth interest in the film alone, and each of the major characters is adapting to the fact that their powerful lives are being drained away by the effects of age. Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon, James Garner, and Stockard Channing exist in a twisted plot of murder and intrigue, set in contemporary times but living in the atmosphere of a film noir setting. Newman is a stumbling detective, ruined by drink and age, who lives with his friends, former studio powerhouses Hackman and Sarandon, and unravels a unsavory plot involving them with the help of some old Los Angeles friends. A plastic performance by Newman, who gained significant recognition for his work in writer and director Robert Benton's Nobody's Fool, sinks a film already battling a disappointingly cliched script. In his attempt to create the ultimate in film noir mysteries with a magnificent cast and crew, Benton and partner Richard Russo limited themselves to scrounging around for every old trick in the genre from 40 years prior. With a predictable and unsatisfying plot, Twilight was largely rejected by critics and failed to attract the kind of arthouse crowds it needed for success. One part of the strong production crew that failed to live up to expectations for Twilight was composer Elmer Bernstein, whose role in providing music for a noir film was well conceived. But the issues dealt with on screen also applied to Bernstein's own career. Despite having two strong scores still ahead of him in the twilight of his own career, his production was beginning to wane, his sound treading dangerously close to John Barry's level of potential ineffectiveness. But as a representative of a distant era, his involvement in such cultural statements as Twilight and Far From Heaven would seem appropriate. Unfortunately, his score here partly falls victim to his pressured attempt to resurrect the ambience desired by the filmmakers.



Ratings Icon
VIEWER RATINGS
236 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.29 Stars
***** 19 5 Stars
**** 23 4 Stars
*** 46 3 Stars
** 68 2 Stars
* 80 1 Stars
  (View results for all titles)

Comments Icon
COMMENTS
0 TOTAL COMMENTS
Read All Start New Thread Search Comments


No Comments

More...


Track Listings Icon
TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 39:12
• 1. Swimmer* (2:31)
• 2. Discovery (2:01)
• 3. Betrayal (2:03)
• 4. Pier Music (1:17)
• 5. Anger (4:19)
• 6. Verna (1:28)
• 7. Suspicions (1:30)
• 8. The Kiss (2:39)
• 9. The Ranch (3:16)
• 10. Bye Bye Mucho (3:21)
• 11. Troubles (3:03)
• 12. Consequences (2:19)
• 13. End Credits (5:05)
• 14. Jubilation (4:14)
(track times not listed on packaging)
* Different than version in film.

Notes Icon
NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert notes include a short paragraph from the director of the film, but has no extra information about the score. The score was recorded in December, 1997.
Copyright © 1998-2017, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. All artwork and sound clips from Twilight are Copyright © 1998, Edel America Records and cannot be redistributed without the label's expressed written consent. Page created 4/11/98 and last updated 4/1/07.
Reviews Preload Scoreboard decoration Ratings Preload Composers Preload Awards Preload Home Preload Search Preload