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Re: Superb. But dont overlook the Predator 2 score.
• Posted by: Kris
• Date: Saturday, April 17, 2004, at 7:24 p.m.
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• In Response to: Superb. But dont overlook the Predator 2 score... (Ommadawn)

> The Predator score is great,and it's nice we've got an official release at
> last. The second movie may of been atrocious. But the score for it (imo)
> is far more creative in many ways than this first score, and not one to be
> overlooked either. I enjoy the 2nd score immensly for it's more
> "Hunting and Tribal sound". The bizzare use of howler monkey
> style sound,short repeating laughs which sound like a reference to the
> distinctive laugh of the Native American Indian tracker from the first
> movie, and a growling which sounds like a lion's pre-roar rumblings. Very
> good to connect that kind of sound with the Predator creature as i've
> always seen it as a kind of "Rasta Lion" . Creepy as hell, the
> 2nd score. Very creative sequel. The use of choir in it is wonderful too.
> Plus, the nods to familar themes from the first score often sound much
> better performed and have more style and oomph to them. In terms of
> Predator, i think my favourite tracks are "Dillon is disarmed",
> for those racy strings, and "Blaine's death" for that sheer
> brass. Great stuff. Overall,they are great brother scores. But dont forget
> to check out the sequel score also even if you hated the second film with
> a passion. I was suprised we dont have any review of the 2nd score on
> Filmtracks yet.

I own both scores and absolutely agree with you. Alan Silvestri is very undrrated composer whose work is always first rate. I can't wait for Van Helsing which will have a 109 piece orchaestra and a 40 member gothic choir.
It arrives on May 4th.

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