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Breakdown - Basil Poledouris
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• Posted by: Riley KZ
• Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021, at 6:20 a.m.
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So I'm scrambling to watch as many 90's flicks as possible to finish this stupid-ass book that's eaten up 5 years of my life, and one on the weekend was a Kurt Russell thriller called Breakdown. First off -- what a treat. If you like your action thrillers to have a good mix of intelligence, tension, and bad-ass goofiness, then Breakdown's the one for you.

Anyways, Basil Poledouris did the score, and it too was a really good combination of suspense and balls-to-the-walls action (plus, the really tense stuff he scored didn't have to resort to screeching, atonal dissonant noise; what a grand idea!!!).

But I read on IMDb that this was the SECOND score he wrote for the film -- unlike most times when a composer's work is rejected, he wasn't replaced by someone else and just plain wrote all new music. Does anyone know the story on this? I'd usually just turn to my invaluable book Torn Music, but alas, I haven't been able to find it since the move.

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