14 Songs, 37 Minutes


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5 Ratings

pulsecheck ,


By far, one of the best soundtracks ever made. It compliments the paranoid tension that fills the movie, which is arguably one of the best films made during the golden age of 1970's American cinema. The soundtrack is amazing, but the combination of David Shire's piano work, Coppala's directing, and the ridiculously amazing performance by Gene Hackman (who also has said it was his favorite role he's ever played) means that this music is only a slice of a greater work of art.


Strange and Beautiful

Great music from my favorite movie. This score is built around a minimalistic theme/variation structure played on solo piano. It's almost as though Thelonious Monk wrote a baroque suite. There is just enough repetition to cause the listener to assume he or she knows what's coming next, and the resulting surprises introduce a gradually coiling tension that perfectly compliments the mood of the film. Stands confidently alongside the best work of Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, Wendy Carlos, and Wojicech Kilar.

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