Unstoppable [Original Soundtrack]

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>Gregson-Williams, Harry : Unstoppable, film score

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