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Runaway Lockons


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Many thanks to composer Harrison Ingemarson for this piano reduction (which he created by ear) of Jerry Goldsmith’s “Lockons” from the all-electronic 1984 Runaway score:


This Goldsmith score is one of my weird obsessions because it came so early in the “synth revolution” that Goldsmith wrote it like an orchestral score, just performed by electronics.


So it’s not based on drones and sound design, but full of horizontal, tumbling energy. It’s kind of grating, admittedly, but unique. I think it works great in the film:

Wow, what a moment in time: Tom Selleck at peak-unstardom, Kirstie Alley a total smokeshow, captivating Michael Crichton sci-fi tech, egregious Michael Crichton human drama, enemy bad guy robots that look like they came from Sears, and all-electronic Jerry Goldsmith? Count me in!

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Gary O'Donnell
Gary O'Donnell
02 ก.ค.

And amazing score obvs

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Gary O'Donnell
Gary O'Donnell
02 ก.ค.

And off topic completely...


How good is Dragonslayer?


Best film dragon ever...

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Gary O'Donnell
Gary O'Donnell
02 ก.ค.

Caul and all...


Totally agree...


The harshness really reflected the atmosphere and environment which also felt on the money emotionally for this...


Aww Maurice Jarre's synth scores were so sublime! Love them all...


After re-watching Black Rain recently, maybe the Zim should have listened to MJ's Year of Living Dangerously for inspo...


And who can't adore Enemy Mine...


Gaz

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caul harry
caul harry
30 มิ.ย.

I adore this score (and still find the film entertaining albeit quaint now). I discovered this at 9, thanks HBO!, and was just coming to acknowledge and enjoy orchestral music as I only loved synth scores at this point in life. I only hear a fully, Goldsmith orchestrated work that surpasses the Yamaha limitations. The counterpoints, mixed meters, measured suspense, lovely & exciting themes ....I'll never understand to my grave how this one is dismissed so often! Then again, I love Jarre's synth scores in the same way, even more, so.....

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Richard Ewalt
Richard Ewalt
29 มิ.ย.

Still my favorite all electronic Goldsmith score.

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