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