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