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Gattaca [Soundtrack]

Michael Nyman Audio CD
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As one of Britain's most innovative and celebrated composers, Michael Nyman's work encompasses operas and string quartets, film soundtracks and orchestral concertos. Far more than merely a composer, he's also a performer, conductor, bandleader, pianist, author, musicologist and now a photographer and film-maker. Although he's far too modest to allow the description ... Read more in Amazon's Michael Nyman Store

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  • Composer: Michael Nyman
  • Audio CD (17 Nov 1997)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B000000WF9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,031 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Morrow
2. God's Hands
3. The One Moment
4. Traces
5. The Arrival
6. Becoming Jerome
7. Call Me Eugene
8. A Borrowed Ladder
9. Further And Further
10. Not the Only One
11. Second Morrow
12. Impromptu For 12 Fingers (From Schubert's 'Impromptu In G flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3)
13. The Crossing
14. It Must Be The Light
15. Only A Matter Of Time
16. I Thought You Wanted To Dance
17. Irene's Theme
18. Yourself For The Day
19. Up Stairs
20. Now That You're Here
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Gattaca: film soundtrack [Audio CD]


All through this chilling depiction of a possible future, there's a sad sense of something lost, something forgotten. Family means little anymore, and you struggle to see where there's any joy in the characters' lives. Instead of "futuristic" music playing up the environment or technology, Nyman introduces two elements that focus on the story: first is a sense of sorrow. "The Morrow" immediately introduces this with adagio strings. A sub-plot involves sibling rivalry, portrayed by a secondary motif ("The One Moment") that also makes its mark via the string section, resolving ultimately in a rousing reprise at "The Other Side". The other aspect of the score is what made Nyman ideal for the job: he composes in cyclic cells. In chasing its own tail the music gives a complete statement of the not-so brave new world. To borrow the film's phonetic punning, it's a mournful work of gene-ius. --Paul Tonks

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Michael Nyman's music for Gattaca is a worthy follow-on from the haunting music he provided for Jane Campion's film The Piano. Concentrating mainly on a string orchestra for Gattaca, I loved the fluidity of this music, intoxicating in its relentless beauty, evoking fear, tension and calm by turns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film 29 Dec 2013
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I could only get this DVD from this site and such quick and efficient service. Quality excellent and will use again
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5.0 out of 5 stars Music of stunning beauty and melancholia 28 April 2013
By Hud
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A rare find, the music for this movie, Nyman's score is simply a heart-rending joy fitting the tragic grandeur of characters doomed to a fixed destiny but trying to find a way out of it, please do watch the movie again and then listen to this complete score. Stunning.
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