Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday Token Themes

Welcome a weekly feature here at Movies With Abe. I’m a hugely enthusiastic fan of film scores, and music is far too often an element of cinema that goes unrecognized. Therefore I present a platform for a look – or rather, a listen – to some fantastic film scores. I’ll be selecting a composer and one or more of their film scores for your listening pleasure, embedded from YouTube.

This week’s featured composer is Trevor Rabin. The South African composer was a guitarist and musician long before he started scoring films in the 1990s. His selected works below are mostly very fast-paced and high-octane. Most recently, Rabin composed the part action, part sentimental score for the war film “5 Days of War.” His good beat for “Get Smart” helped make the film’s less comic moments thrilling, while the cool, furious music for “Bad Boys II” amped up the already-present excitement. The inspirational end titles for “Remember the Titans” are extremely memorable, as is the loud, angry car heist music from “Gone in 60 Seconds.” The epic, monumental score for “Armageddon” was probably one of the only good things about that film, whereas the aggressive “Con Air” score made that move even more fantastically ridiculous.

5 Days of War (2011)

Get Smart (2008)

Bad Boys II (2003)

Remember the Titans (2000)

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

Armageddon (1998)

Con Air (1997)

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