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Twisted
(2004)
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Composed and Produced by:

Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Ken Kugler
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(February 24th, 2004)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you've ever wondered what a score would sound like if its musicians were either heavily inebriated or in a dazed stupor.

Avoid it... if you prefer hearing film scores that inspire you just enough to remain in the upright position and an awakened state of being.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #928
WRITTEN 4/2/04, REVISED 10/11/11
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Twisted: (Mark Isham) How do such unfortunate films like the 2004 serial-killer thriller Twisted pass through all of the studio hoops and actually get made into a finished product for the big screen? It's rare that you actually have a film in which every single element is so saturated with cliche that the overall product has no redeeming individual quality with which to define itself. Usually, you have one character, a piece of cinematography, or even a musical score that transcends a step or two above the rest of the elements in a doomed film. Not so with Twisted. Top flight actors, including the steely and tawdry Ashley Judd (whose character does, for you Juddaholics out there, conduct her character in quite an active sex life in this role), are utterly wasted; there are as many stereotypical pitfalls stumbled upon in their performances as there are times you see Judd drink from a glass of cheap wine. The plot is a "whodunit" affair by screenwriter Sarah Thorp in which the killer can be identified by any semi-conscious adult viewer within in the first 15 minutes. The cinematography uses every opportunity to leech off of the mysterious beauty of San Francisco, with overly-predictable shots of Pacific Bell Park (or whatever idiotic corporate name forced upon it at the time) and the Golden Gate Bridge that you'd swear belonged in a "Star Trek" film. The director of Twisted, Philip Kaufman, definitely didn't have the right stuff this time around, with the execution so lame that you have a scene in which a thousand cops all show up at a crime scene exactly a moment too late. And what of the score? Any hope for intelligence from Mark Isham in this assignment? Unfortunately, Isham is just one part of a production that stands in one tidy, completely straight line waiting to be shot at, and the comprehensive failure of his music to help the movie transcend is simply one reason why the mass majority of worldwide audiences considered the film with a total lack of respect. For a movie as boring and predictable as Twisted, the only hope you have as a film score collector is that the composer has at least figured out the film's major flaws as well and has created something at a level more interesting than the rest of the project. Isham was at a disadvantage from the start, however, because he was a painfully predictable choice to score any cheap thriller about corrupt cops set in a sophisticated city.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 34:22
• 1. The City (3:46)
• 2. The Box (1:39)
• 3. I'm My Own Best Suspect (1:07)
• 4. Blackout (2:02)
• 5. An Old Flame (2:00)
• 6. Nightmares (1:57)
• 7. Get Away from Me (2:38)
• 8. An Old Flame Dies (2:25)
• 9. The Biggest Test of Your Life (2:27)
• 10. A Toast to Your Partner (4:21)
• 11. The Docks (1:52)
• 12. Cigarette Burn (2:57)
• 13. You Are the One (5:04)

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