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