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Unstoppable [Original Soundtrack]

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>Gregson-Williams, Harry : Unstoppable, film score
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Personnel: Anthony Lledo, Halli Cauthery (programming).

Recording information: The Newman Stage, Twentieth Century Fox.

Director Tony Scott's Unstoppable is an action thriller about a runaway train full of hazardous materials and the people who try to stop it from creating a disaster, and Harry Gregson-Williams' score naturally follows the contours of the editing, sometimes suggesting the concerns of the heroes (Denzel Washington and Chris Pine), sometimes accompanying the train on its headlong journey. To do so, Gregson-Williams employs a string orchestra consisting only of violins, violas, celli, and basses, which mostly content themselves to provide wistful, somewhat ominous figures in support of the real engines of the music, the synthesizer sounds dominated by pounding percussion. Within individual cues, Gregson-Williams often goes back and forth, for instance in "Are You In or Are You Out?," alternating between the rapid electronic beat sections and brief slow interludes of strings to conform to the film's cutting. The action lets up only with the final cue, "Who Do I Kiss First," underlying the end credits, by which time that unstoppable train finally must have been stopped. ~ William Ruhlmann


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>Gregson-Williams, Harry : Unstoppable, film score
  • Performers: Roland Kato (Viola); Irina Voloshina (Violin); Giovanna Clayton (Cello); Pamela Goldsmith (Viola); Martin Tillman (Electric Cello); Antony Cooke (Cello); Tony Morales (Guitars); Jacqueline Brand (Violin); Roberto Cani (Violin); Brian Dembow (Viola); Bruce Dukov (Violin); Roger Wilkie (Violin); Heitor Pereira (Guitar); Sarah Thornblade (Violin); Shalini Vijayan (Violin); Victoria Miskolczy (Viola); Dimitrie Leivici (Violin); Josefina Vergara (Violin); Michael Markman (Violin); Rafael Rishik (Violin); Victor Lawrence (Cello); Dave Walther (Viola); Christine Ermacoff (Cello); Tereza Stanislav (Violin); Lisa Sutton (Violin); Darrin McCann (Viola); Andrew Shulman (Cello); Denyse Buffum (Viola); Andrew Duckles (Viola); Endre Granat (Violin); Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick (Cello); Jay Rosen (Violin); Armen Ksajikian (Cello); Julia Gigante (Violin); Marlow Fisher (Viola); Nina Eutuhov (Violin); Katia Popov (Violin); Marc Sazer (Violin); Jennifer Kuhn (Cello); Ana Landauer (Violin); Thomas Diener (Viola); Cecelia Tsan (Cello); Kevin Connolly (Violin); Searmi Park (Violin); Timothy Landauer (Cello); Shawn Mann (Viola); Sara Parkins (Violin); Tamara Hatwan (Violin); Hugh Marsh (Viola); Pamela Jacobson (Viola); Neil Samples (Violin); Natalie Leggett (Violin); Phillip Levy (Violin); Matthew Funes (Viola); Maria Newman (Viola); Harry Gregson-Williams (Piano); Jeanne Skrocki (Violin); Trevor Handy (Cello); Kim Scholes (Cello); Paula Hochhalter (Cello); Eun Ahn (Violin); Alyssa Park (Violin); Serena McKinney (Violin); Jennie Hansen (Viola); Keith Greene (Viola); Stephen Erdody (Cello); Christina Soule (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score