MISE-EN-SCÈNE

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

RARE Music on the films of Michael Mann

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

Thief

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THIEF Recorded 1980,Chris Franke’s Studio Berlin

Mastered George Piros all Composition by Edgar Froese,Chris Franke,Johannes Schmoelling Execerpt Confrontation by Craig Safan

Thank to Music Techology Inc for GDS Computer Instruments and Roland,Japan.

Direction TWM Management Bill Dern

Produced by Michael Mann and Tangerine Dream

1981 Elektra Records 5E-521

2004 Wounded Bird RecordsWO 521

2013 Perseverance RecordsPRR 066[OUT OF ORDER/HARD TO FIND]

2015 Audio FidelityAFZLP 221[ 12″ 180 Grams VINYL ]

  • Beach Theme 3:44
  • Dr. Destructo 3:18
  • Diamond Diary 10:48
  • Burning Bar 3:11
  • Scrap Yard 4:40
  • Trap Feeling 2:57
  • Igneous 4:45
  • Confrontation 5:44 Composed by Craig Safan




FROM MY SAMPLE “MANN OF SCORES”
In the Virgin edition the sound track Confrontation (composed by Craig Safan), used for the final gun fight between Frank (James Caan) and Leo (Robert Prosky), is omitted, apparently, by order of Edgar Froese, leader of the electronic rock group Tangerine Dream (born in the ‘70s in Germany), more inclined to produce an album exclusively of their pieces.
The wonderful post rock piece, whose player is “still unknown” and that vaguely recall Confortably Numb by Pink Floyd, has been replaced by another passage of a different kind and, equally great, called Beach Scene(Virgin Remastered reissue Tand 12).
Anyway, it is possible to draw some conclusion, both for the style rendered in the album Force Majeure and for the fact that played but not composed works are often omitted (in The Keep it is possible to notice that twice); such elements make us think that Tangerine Dream themselves have performed it.
As a result of my enquiry at ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) my hypothesis has been confirmed.
Anyway, the website voices in the net by Michael Berling quote this:


Thief was the second big Hollywood film that TD worked on after
Friedkin’s Sorcerer. Michael Mann was professionally prepared and knew precisely what he wanted. Up to this point, no one had ever used a sequencer for this category of movies. Sorcerer, which was the first film in which sequencers appeared, took place in very strange primeval forest. Many people did not even really notice the exotic music.

But Thief took place in a normal thriller setting – here the music was once unusual. This score was and is one of the most unusual of its kind for American film, and TD received many offers after.
Michael Mann, who the band later worked for on The Keep, really helped TD quite a lot on the way when he offered this film to them.

There were two versions of the album; only the US release from 1981
included the track Confrontation that was composed and performed by
Craig Safan. All other worldwide releases featured the composition
Beach Scene (itself an extended version of the opening title Beach
Theme) instead, though, by mistake, the US track listing was printed
on the covers of some of the first releases.

There have been rumours that Confrontation was composed by Safan but played by TD, as the cover information suggests, but issue #9 of the newletter of TD’s now defunct official fan club (TDIFC) clearly
states: “During the time Michael Mann was editing and dubbing the
movie Thief, TD played some gigs in Italy. Michael rang them in
Venice and asked for a final guitar sequence which should close the
movie. There was no time for the band to step into an Italian studio
to record such a piece of music. What’s very unusual for TD,
happened. Michael had to ask an LA based guitarist to compose what’s
called later Confrontation on the record. It had to have playing
technique and a TD sound. Virgin records, who did the release of the
record outside the States, didn’t like the piece or the whole
procedure. It was done and taken off the tape. Business as usual!”

In the film, starting from the first talk between Frank and Leo and during the scene in the bar where the former quarrels with a very young William Petersen (Detective Will Graham in Manhunter), it is played Turning Point by the Mighty Joe Young (Album Live at Wise Fools Pub), with Willie Hayes,the band leader percussionist also in real life. However, in the music credits there is neither the title nor the author of the piece.

Willie Nelson, actor and famous country singer, has a small part in the film as Okla while Willie Dixon, bluesman in the Chicago area, appears in a short cameo in a wonderful scene both for colours and shade, cut off in the movie edition.
tangerine_dream-force_majeureFinally, a note about the piece Igneous also included in the above mentioned “Force Majeure”; in this latter, slightly readapted album it is named “Thru Metamorphic Rocks” and it contains a part not present in the album but used in the film, and precisely when Frank is driving to
the car showroom unaware that some Leo’s hitmen (among whom “Carl” Dennis Farina) are waiting for him.
I would say for close this little analysis that Thief is Miliar stone in to field of 80’s soundtracks ,winking to Blues melt and keep alive its impressive electronic post rock modernism

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