One Hour Photo [Original Motion Picture Score] Soundtrack
|1. Main Titles|
|2. Birthday Party|
|3. Agfa Montage|
|5. Good Thoughts|
|7. Wall Of Photos|
|8. Five Customers|
|9. Christmas With The Yorkins|
|10. Flea Market|
|11. Breaking and Entering|
|12. Sy And Jake|
|13. The Things We Fear The Most|
|14. Silver Recovery|
|15. Im Letting You Go|
|16. Discovery/Following Nina|
|17. Sys Nightmare|
|18. Sy On The Move/The Assault|
|19. Sy At Rest|
|20. The Purist|
See all 22 tracks on this disc
From the composers who brought you Run Lola Run & Princess and the Warrior. A beautiful blend of ambient/traditional score. The film stars Robin Williams. 2002.
Top Customer Reviews
Very much like the scores to "Insomnia" and "Unbreakable," this is a sometimes quiet and very haunting score. Other times the songs are wild and filled with chills and suspense. YOu also will relive the movie when you place this CD in your stereo.
My favorites tracks? I don't really have any, because I enjoyed them ALL. But the ones that stick out the most to me are "main titles," "birthday party," agfa montage," "wall of photos,"I'm letting you go," "breaking and entering," "the pursuit," and "end titles (Sy's theme)." I'm sure I'm missing more, but that's all I can think of now.
In fact, the best track on the soundtrack has to be "the pursuit." That has to be the best chase music I have ever heard. You will appreciate it more if you have seen the film. In fact, I am listening to the very track right now as I write this review. Just to have that track alone is worth the price of admission.
Overall, a very awesome score to an awesome movie. This is one of my new favorite scores, and I will listen to it over and over again. If you love the film, get this soundtrack. With 22 tracks, "One Hour Photo: The Score" is outstanding. Check it out when you get the chance.
Judging from your rather ignorant review, you
a) know absolutely nothing about electronic music and are in no position to be talking about its use in the film, or anywhere for that matter
(hiphop beats? are you serious? this is the farthest thing from it!),
b) are unwilling to accept things simply as they are, and
c) have no appreciation for the way in which this soundtrack works its way into the film and under your skin, giving it so much more depth.
Yeah it's sparse, but so is Sy's whole existence, and in that respect it is a perfect match. Would you have liked to have some overt, bombastic John Williams orchestral accompaniment? I know I wouldn't. Seeing as how most of it is strings and what not, this is nothing "like the type you'd hear at some rave or trance dance gathering." Trust me. I know. Xenophobia/philia has nothing to do with it. Since most to all music out there is electronic in the sense that it is almost always manipulated post-production, there really is no grounds to be so irate. Never mind about production processes, what really matters is the emotional impact of the music and its seemless integration into the film.
One minor problem I did have was that in a couple of spots, the music brought me back to Der Krieger und die Kaiserin, also a Klimek/Heil score, but that's only from my own experience, and actually its a compliment to their resounding style.
"Throbbing techno hip-hop beats." I laugh.
This score portrays that very feeling -- it strikes a haunting piano and harp chorus that is sad and quietly emotional, yet chilling in other aspects.
Other tracks, like "The Pursuit", are intensely orchestrated sequences of action, keeping with this theme to Robin Williams's character while simultaneously conveying a feeling of urgency and climax.
My favorite tracks are "Afga Montage", "The Pursuit", and "Will Returns Home".
Buy this score if you want a musical profile of a character whose life is a tragedy, but whose volatility we fear. My only complaint is that with some tracks there is a bit of uneventfulness (i.e. long expanses of uninteresting string movement), but this usually isn't a problem. I recommend this soundtrack highly.
Most recent customer reviews
i watched this movie with a few friends and we all agreed that the score helped make the film. i took note of a lot of sequences of music that i really enjoyed and decided to... Read morePublished on June 30 2003 by Daniel Johnson
This score is spooky. The chords are commonly used in this type of movie, as there seems to be something inherently spooky about them. Read morePublished on May 13 2003 by Jazz Mitazz
Compared to the temp music (and almost all motion-picture score music I've ever heard), this final score used for the heart-breaking "One Hour Photo" is horrid. Read morePublished on Dec 21 2002
If you like the score to this Movie, you might want pick up the Score to "Amerian Beauty" and "Requium for a Dream" ...Published on Oct. 3 2002 by Andrew HIlgendorf