Here the End Sequence of Michael Mann’s THE KEEP(1983, Paramount Feature) REVISE using Oblivion soundtrack by M83 ” I’m sending you Away “. I think that it fit perfectly,SO Enjoy!
After many years of research, polishing ,second thoughts,twist and turns I would show my WEBSITE about Michael Mann use of music,it was an hard and long job,and still now I’m “not Totally” satisfy but I think it could be a good readings(in to a very fluent english thanks to my friend Maria Lucia Stroppa’s translations ), so enjoy
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IN MICHAEL MANN’S FILMS THERE ARE SOME LIKENESS IN THE MISE-EN-SCÈNE THAT I HAVE NOTICED WITH AGES , SO THIS VIDEO IS A SHORT RECAP ; I’M SURE I’M FORGETTING SOMETHING AND I DELIBERATELY OMITTED THE PROCEDURE IN THE USE OF A 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN(12 CALIBER) FOR BROKEN A DOOR LIKE WE CAN SEE ON HEAT & PUBLIC ENEMIES BUT I ENJOYED A LOT IN THE MAKING OF THIS EDITING , I HOPE COULD BE THE SAME FOR ALL OF YOU , HAVE A GOOD VISION AND ENJOY IF YOU CAN. MUSIC BY HYBRID
Thanks to a good friend ,I will set a show in to University of Torino for DAMS[DRAMA ART AND MUSIC STUDIES] students ,20 May 2014 14.30 @ Laboratorio Quazza (EVENT) ,so This is I guess,my latest thing, about THE KEEP.. after this great post named Alex Thomson Caretaker of Vision
Enjoy my self-made trailer.. I used the last part from Tangerine Dream Dominion’s Logos and I it fit perfectly.
I spent some times writing a short Sample named MANN OF SCORES so what you’re reading now is COLLATERAL.
Here on CDR a selections of RARE ,HARD TO FIND,UNRELEASED track from Michael’s Films.
1 SHOWDOWN GLAEKEN VANISHES [Walking in the Air] Tangerine Dream,comes for the end sequence of Michael Mann’s THE KEEP and was recorded straight from my laserdisc on analog mode to my Teac or Philips cd recorder.Great tune ,full of innocence and dread, is a shame that for rights problem the soundtrack , the Movie itself (in some format different by VHS and Laserdisc) and this track composed by Howard Blake for the Snowman isn’t yet released,Producers,Paramount wake up found a deal god###…however enjoy the recording is pretty good!”
2 THRU METAMORPHIC ROCKS – CONFRONTATION I had mixed this two tracks because the style of both is similar,first comes from Tangerine Dream Force Majeure’s album one of most pinkfloydish 80’s album of the krautrock band from berlin,the second track here on a rare unreleased edit version despite Thief’s elektra album track is a great cover of Pink Floyd Confrontably Numb named CONFRONTATION composed by the patient and fond Craig Safan(however You can read the story of this song arund my blog,just search thief) performed by the great bassist Alan Davey(look on wikipedia who is)..the track was just found on net after long research thank you to who posted it.
3 FREEZE aka Red dragon reprise,this track was sent to me by Stephan Piter a man from France very fond of The Keep(vainly he’s trying to sensibilize the head of this movie for a decent release on dvd) anyway I really loved this track because is a short survolted version of Klaus Schultze’s Freeze used on the great one MANHUNTER with Seiun by Kitaro totally missed from the Mca and last one released album.
4 THE HOUSE IN ROSE VALLEY come from THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS and was used for some beautiful seconds during Lacorsse scene in the beginning of this Historical gem.The composer Phil Cunningham is a talented scottish folk celtic musician and composer; he really deserve more attentions in what he does till now.
5 PROMENTORY is the famous Gael by Dougie Mac Lean adapted , performed ,composed by Trevor Jones for the end sequence of LAST OF THE MOHICANS,but here is not what you found on the original cd soundtrack is what you heard on the Movie and that’s amazing different great arragements longer beautiful,magnificated, eased,beated, ok just listen and you will understand.
6 DEATH LETTER by Johnny Farmer is here remixed by Organized Noise and used on ALI during the meditative Hey Champ’s METRO/Subway sequence , I loved this track,my sister love this , I was lucky to found on net but you can found it on outstanding New Beats From The Delta (2000) Fat Possum Records amazing album,another lesson by Michael.
7 ROUND 8 STRING is an outstanding additional orchestral track by the great Bill Brown used during the final ALI’s Fight,check BILL website and you will be amazed… this tune really enter in ur mind!
8 DRIFTEN is an a great tune used on COLLATERAL composed by a genius named Thomas Schobel talented austrian born composer producer and very fond of sound engineering(listen and you will be charmed),keep an eye and hear over him!
9 LAX is a unreleased Collateral’s track by the great Tom Rothrock international producer(James Blunt , Beck) and composer,he really has do amazing things in Collateral.
10 A RODA The Wheel by the bravo Brazilian Composer Antonio Pinto, come from Walter Selles’s Abril Despedaçado a movie based on the book by the same name (original Albanian title: Prill i Thyer) written by the Albanian writer Ismail Kadare, about the honor culture in the North of Albania.This track was on Collateral and really brings some feelings of despair and hope.Pinto has great skills on use of electronic ambient orchestral and traditional sounds,quite unique,straight to heart.
11 THE LAST LAGOON was composed by english musician and producer William Orbit and you can found on STRANGE CARGO II album, this electronic ambient track edited over HEAT ‘s run uphill scene bring mood in to a special way.The beauty of HEAT beside on the story,images and music all your senses are catch by this factors, this flick change my life.
12 PRECURSOR MELTDOWN,I had a chat by Pieter Bourke composer with Lisa Gerrard of THE INSIDER and he told me the name PRECURSOR..is the ambient electronic music recored by the DVD audio track(remind me some synth by Faithless) just when Jeffrey Wingand having Lunch discover the bad campaign against him…I mixed MELTDOWN with it because is its dead.Enjoy!
13 ON THE NATURE OF DAYLIGHT by Max Ritcher was sent me by Danny Miguel ,director freelance friend of mine based on L.A. he told me this touching tune was used during a Horse Race on Michael Mann tv Series LUCK..Scorsese used on Shutter Island,but I know they are friends so nothing of weird…
14 FUJIMA 15 DEATH THEME #3 are unreleased track from Miami Vice and sent by John Murphy himself on cdr,so we had start a great corrispondence and Friendship;I was delighted how great he is.Cant’ believe to meet talk ship with one of my mith since The Snatch.Thanks John God Bless you and Liverpool!
16 BEAM by John Powell was inspired by one of great Francesco Lupica’s compositions ( Beam Sweeps) and used on Malick’s Thin red line soundtrack,Michael Mann used on PUBLIC ENEMIES and It was outstanding,I mixed this with the end sequence of HEAT recorded directly from the movie, where the track GOD MOVING OVER THE FACE OF THE WATERS by Moby found it’s real shape(ok just add some echo)..I think both mixed created something of quite amazing.
17 SET ME FREE by Dungeon East and Wild[Whild] Peach here on extended version (longer than The version appeared on ALI II soundtrack) is produced by Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke and is a soulish song pretty great used on the end sequence of ALI..I don’t know more is just an amazing piece of music.
I hope you will found intresting my research,enjoy and comment if u want
The K-night This was made on 1998 Deeply Inspired by THE KEEP,WaterColour on Paper
ALBA 2002 Admitted at Italian Navy Contest,I’m a Navy’s Painter
BERTONE(2003) ,this was my way to say THANK YOU the Bertone After Sale Manager for help to fix my new car (on warranty) made by Bertone Factory,skipping dealer red tape,then I visited all the factory and all the production process,October 2003,was really a great experience,watercolour on paper.
Genova Christ(2006-08),was made for a friend of mine into his house in Genova,he had this door on yard free and ask me to free my mind and my hand…was an hard job,expecially drawing the “hands”,reviewed and completed on August 2k8,Acrylic Colour on wall
The Keep Set, Alex Thomson standing on right
Sir Alex Thomson,born in London UK 12 jan 1929, was President of the BSC in 1981/1982,Golden (but desaturated to shining Silver) years where he recived an Academy Award Nomination for John Boorman’s Excalibur(1981) and later won the BSC award for best cinematography with Ridley Scott’s Legend(1985) All stared on 1946 at the now-defunct Denham studios ,began work as Clapper boy for So Well Remembered shoot by Freddie Young,then later he stayed at Denham under the aegis of some of best cinematographers in the industry until 1951,then moved at camera dept. of Technicolor ltd. on 3-strip cameras working on such diverse films as Richard III with Laurence Oliver acting and Directing. He Left Technicolor when 3-strip became obsolete and began as a freelance camera operator,forming a long association with the then cinematographer and now respected director Nicolas Roeg,which he earned a BSC Award with Eureka. His first film as Director of Photography was Clive Donner’s Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush,he went on photograph another 53 pictures,among them Cimino’s Year of the Dragon,Fincher’s Alien3 & Harlin’s Cliffhanger until his retirement on 2001. On 1983 was called by Michael Mann on Shepperton Studios and on locations in Llechwedd & Llanberis’s Gwynedd North Wales’s slate quarry for the production of supernatural gothic thriller THE KEEP.
Wales , Lake The Keep Opening Scene Location
This underrated “state of mind” masterpiece keep in its inner soul a state of art cinematography by Alex Thomson BSC ,that collaborating with De Luxe labs made a milar stone of Anamorphic System.The Keep,nominated on 1984 at Saturn Award for Best Film, was shot on Joe Dunton Camera’s 35BLIII and lenses with anamorphics which are based on Cooke optics 2s & 3s,the focal lenghts was;25mm T2.3 ,32mm T2.3 , 40mm T2.3 , 50mm T2.3 ,75mm T2.8, 100mm T2.8, 152mm T3.5, 203mm T4.5, 40-200mm Cooke Zoom T 4.5, 50-500mm T5.6 Cooke.These lenses are called “Xtal Express Series” ,this formula is still used today as happended in movies like “Kinsey” ,“The Interpreter” & “Guardians of the Galaxy” .
In 2002 he recived the society’s Lifetime Achievment Award for outstanding contribution to the art of Cinematography;Alex Thomson a great man an outstanding Artist passed away on Thursday 14th June 2007 at St.Peter’s Hospital;Chertsey at age of 78
(c)Fabio Pirovano Sources: Guild of British Camera Technicians
Obituary supported by Kodak Plus Cameraimage
THE KEEP -ALEX THOMSON B.S.C TRIBUTE-
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