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