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Signs, The (Score) [Us Import] Soundtrack, Import

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Product details

  • Audio CD (30 July 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Hollywood
  • ASIN: B00006AWG7
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 543,141 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Main Titles
  2. First Crop Circles
  3. Roof Intruder
  4. Brazilian Video
  5. In The Cornfield

Disc: 2

  1. Baby Monitor
  2. Recruiting Office
  3. Throwing A Stone
  4. Boarding Up The House
  5. Into The Basement
  6. Asthma Attack
  7. The Hand Of Fate Part 1
  8. The Hand Of Fate Part 2

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James Newton Howard is an amazing score composer, his music has been varied in the extreme from the memorable titles to 'ER' to the epic,sweeping, and glorious orchestral themes of 'Dinosaur' to the eerie, hair raising simplicity of 'The Sixth Sense'. He first came to my attention with the thumping percussion and coolly memorable ER theme and then the similar stylings for the film 'Outbreak'. A composer obviously interested in the evocative effects of various unusual instruments he has been creating some amazing film scores in recent years. Signs is no exception and marks his third collaboration with M Night Shyamalan.
There is a Bernard Hermann-esque quality to the MAIN TITLES, according to Newton-Howard he composed this piece of music early and it ended up without a place amongst the action so it was used during the titles, a brilliant decision. This short and snappy intro is quite different to the creepy piano motif used elsewhere in the score and it works to great effect. The shrieking violins and urgent pace of the piece work to make the audience feel uneasy, making them expect something appropriately Hitchcockian in style and atmosphere, it doesn't let you relax because that initial repsonse stays with you throughout the film, you expect *something* to happen.
Newton-Howard uses a three note piano motif throughout most of the rest of the score, a sort of melody which can be powerfully emotional and magical one moment and altered to become chilling and creepy the next. Shyamalan says that he never imagines his films needing music until the last moment, I can't imagine Signs working with anything but a score of this type.
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I purchased this score recently from Amazon.co.uk
I love this score. I dont think i had heard much of Howard's work before but this score made my ears prick up. It reminds me so much of John Carpenter's THE FOG (another film where the sheer simplicity of the score made the film superb and made it so atmospheric). You may hear people talk about this score in terms of "Its just the same music played again and again". This is very shortsighted (or shorteared i should say). They're not paying enough attention to the mold of it and how the story develops. This same music fits into each different scene of the film like a glove and is very mystical and creepy, all the while suggesting an uncertain and nail biting future for the family and all mankind throughout. For many,the Main titles is the cue which made them sit up and listen. It cannot be denied that main titles are a homage to Psycho and straight out of 50's alien invasion movies. Superb. But the real genius of the score is elsewhere on the disc in my opinion. A particular scene and cue of the score which comes to mind is where young Culkin climbs onto the family car's roof and they all link hands to create a mast to receieve the alien discussios on the baby monitor. A long lingering shot of Culkin's hand reaching further out to the sky along with Howard's superb score is a scene which impressed me very deeply this year. We need more films and scores like these in an age where our senses our blasted into submission by overly powerful scores and some directors flip between scenes every second giving you a headache in an attempt to stop you noticing its a badly made film with little story. Simplicity and lingering shots can make this movie very realistic.
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By A Customer on 15 Sept. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Yet another excellent soundtrack from James Newton Howard. The classic high-pitched violins and pianos create the suspenseful, alien-like feeling keeping you on the edge of your seat when listening to this title. The track "Main Titles" is extremely cinematic and tense and fits in well with the main titles. It prepares you for the more frightening parts of the film.
Other tracks such as "Boarding Up The House" have a nice combination of suspenseful and yet emotional music blended in with one another.
The whole score is perfect for any horror film that is specifically about UFOs, aliens or crop circles.
Overall, this soundtrack is a must-have and if you have seen the film, you will be able to recognise the parts from which the music comes from.
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By A Customer on 5 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD
A good soundtrack is hadr to find. But this is one of them, the music is beautiful. The tracks are a mixture of tthe haunting, the scary, and frankly, uplifting and melodic all at once. A quality purchase for fans of good soundtracks.
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Fantastic score
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