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The Others: Original Motion Picture Score Soundtrack


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  • Composer: Alejandro Amenábar
  • Audio CD (August 7, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • ASIN: B00005NBYS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #319,542 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Others
2. Wakey Wakey
3. Old Times
4. They Are Everywhere
5. Reunion
6. Changes
7. I Do Believe It
8. Charles
9. Communion Dress
10. No Curtains
11. Give Me The Keys!
12. The Attic
13. Sheets And Chains
14. A Good Mother
15. End Credits

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For his English-language filmmaking debut, Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar found himself dealing not only with the dissolving marriage of his megawatt-star/producer team (Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise), but his own multihyphenate ambitions on the project. As he did for Thesis and Open Your Eyes, Amenábar not only wrote and directed, but composed the film score as well, joining a very select company of director-composers that counts John Carpenter and Mike Figgis in its ranks. But with this accomplished orchestral score, the young Spaniard may well have leapfrogged into the first tier of film composers, period. Claiming his inspiration from a childhood spent listening to film soundtracks and emulating what he'd learned as a boy, Amenábar has produced a rich, dynamic work that trades on influences from delicate French impressionism to shrill, late-20th-century modernism. Given the film's horror-genre concerns, there is a certain bowing to occasionally jolting sonic clichés, but it's the compelling way the director-composer sets them up that imparts a sense of distinct originality to his score as a whole. Amenábar is unafraid to let his longing string passages and percussive flourishes sometimes hang hauntingly for an extra bar or two, milking as much emotional resonance from the effectively eerie spaces between the notes. --Jerry McCulley

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cat on August 11, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The experiment is a success!
He develops a closeness with the material, fills you with the good kind of chills... it starts out very innocently, like a children's fairy tale, and then you feel ghostly spirits walking in the door in the first track. Kindly spirits, vaguely unsettled in a Disney's Haunted Mansion way. The second track begins to peek around corners, behind the forbidden doors (also the music in the film's trailer).
There is an old heart within the frights that delights and sorrows the soul, that sees light to counteract the darkness of the film. Sounds silly, but it is a beautiful, atmospheric score that moves through the house, explores the rooms and clings to the storyline like the sheets on the old furniture. Soft, foreboding, and deserved of tinkles of ghost's feet upon the floor.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bundtlust TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 13, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Alejandro Amenábar is a one-man wonder, a Renaissance man of the film world. This Spanish director is only 29 years old and wrote, directed and scored "The Others." The soundtrack maintains an undercurrent of tension and creepiness, evident in tracks such as "They Are Everywhere." Heavily influenced by Danny Elfman and the like, but enjoyable nevertheless. Swelling crescendos of ominous strings and sudden crashes mirror the onscreen action but stand alone well. Eerie piano solos, dramatic sweeps of strings, with touches of quiet, reflective moments introduced by piano. Soft, lilting flute solos at times. Could have done with some vocalists à la "Sleepy Hollow," but still a remarkable effort. And genuinely creepy at times.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By writer@repairman.com on June 11, 2002
Format: Audio CD
the most amazing thing about this score was that not only did amenabar compose it, but he also wrote the script and directed the film as well. kicking back to the old traditions of robert wise, amenabar uses fear and atmosphere instead of the gore and special effects seen in such movies as "house on haunted hill". The music shows it - each lingering passage, the "space between the notes" as amazon puts it, really grabs you in. And there's a contrast too, between the old-time classic horror genre score with the violins and the "stingers" or dramatic placement of music just prior to the event, and the new wave ambience of jarring, dissonant sound.
Something to be said about the "stingers", however - the thing that Amenabar does, and does so well, is placing them. First, one sees the event, in the movie, and then hears the music, which only serves to heighten the paranoia .. and further influence the music. The only reason I do not give this score five stars is because, upon listening, it gets slightly repetitive. It's not something I can just pop in the CD player and listen to for an hour - I have to be in just the right mood. It seems only congruent to the film structure, and in places feels too minimalist for pleasure listening. But if you're an enthusiast of the film, by all means, snatch it up!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. F. Gibbard on October 9, 2001
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Alejandro Amenabar not only wrote and directed "The Others"; he composed the soundtrack. This is a truly impressive achievement, and his soundtrack for "The Others" is one of the better fantasy/horror soundtracks in recent memory. Sometimes when I listen to this music it raises goosebumps, and I'm not even watching the movie!
Amenabar has soaked up influences from the great fantasy film composers like Danny Elfman, Bernard Herrmann, and Jerry Goldsmith, and it shows. There is also some influence here from modern classical music (I wonder if Arnold Schoenberg is rolling in his grave, knowing that his great avant-garde classical style is known to the public mostly from horror film scores? :-)) One interesting tidbit: the ghostly "Others" of the film's title are known throughout the film as "the Invaders." Amenabar's score bears some similarity to Jerry Goldsmith's famous music for a Twilight Zone episode, also entitled "the Invaders," which concerned a woman trying to keep intruders out of her home and contained a mind-twisting surprise ending. Coincidence? Maybe...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dan Rychlec on January 9, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This macabre and classically-driven soundtrack is so freakin' cool that you'll want to grab a Polaroid and take one of those post-mortem snapshots to show all your friends. They make great greeting cards.
Just go buy it already.
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