Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Amazon Music Unlimited for Family Shop now Fitbit
Customer Review

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suits the movie perfectly., 10 Aug. 2005
This review is from: Donnie Darko [DIGIPAK] (Audio CD)
Having seen Donnie Darko many times before, I finally decided to invest in purchasing the score from Michael Andrews and upon doing so I am certainly not disappointed.
The score fits the movie perfectly. Perhaps I would not recommend listening to this CD on its own without prior knowledge of the movie as the music plays a pivotal role in the telling of the story and without the pictures to go with the music one can get rather lost.
One of the more interesting comparisons to Michael Andrews' score for Donnie Darko is with some of Radiohead's later work, from albums such as Kid A and Amnesiac (minus the lyrics, obviously). At times the music is eerie, at times dirty, yet at other times it is simply beautiful. Tracks of note on this digipak edition soundtrack are: Carpathian Ridge (which gives a perfect example of eerie this score can be), Manipulated Living (which contains the well-known 'something's about to happen' theme and Liquid Spear Waltz (which accompanies the sections of the movie involving the computer-generated portals on-screen).
Naturally, the soundtrack CD also includes the legendary "Mad World", featuring Gary Jules, which plays over the characters faces at the end of the movie after the 'event' has occurred.
All in all, I would wholly recommend this score to everybody who enjoyed or was fascinated by the masterpiece-of-a-movie that was Donnie Darko. One word of caution, however: this CD does not feature any of the 80s pop songs features in the film. They are available on a Donnie Darko score/soundtrck double album release, although it costs a fair bit more than this score CD.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]