- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- ASIN: B0000665FM
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,568,930 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Top Customer Reviews
Very much like "Memento" and "Following," this score is very haunting and quiet. It really gets you thinking like someone who has insomnia. Each track is nothing but pure brilliance. The soundtrack also reminded me of the "Unbreakable" one, except only better. I really like the violins and the piano used on this score. Now after seeing the movie, I listen to this outstanding score and it's like reliving the movie.
David Julyan has a talent when it comes to movie scores. I hope that he scores other movies in this genera in the near future. He could be the next Danny Elfman. (I actually like Julyan's music a little better.)
If you liked the "Memento" score, then chances are that you will enjoy this one just as much, if not more. There are no "band" songs, so you don't have to skip around to just hear the score. This is a haunting and beautiful soundtrack. If you love the movie, get the music. And get this one while you still can; I have a feeling this might be a rare one to get in the very near future.
Now after 5 years of listening to the music, i say it doesn't get tiresome, a bit repetitive but still does the job. Australia doesn't get all composed music for films, only some since there is not a big market for them, so i snatched it up here and i am happy that i did.
If you like the works of David Julyan, here is where to start, great symphonic music from start to finish and great buy too!
Composer David Julyan who gave us the scores from "Following" (1998) and "Memento" (2000) another Christopher Nolan film of gripping proportions, sends the same message with this score from "Insomnia". Julyan takes the audience to another level with orchestration, arrangements and themes of internal affairs, police corruption, blackmail and suspense with haunting mesmerizing edges.
Take note of the stand outs ~ "FOG", with shades of Bernard Herrmann's understated pulsating arranging of counterpoints, brings back many wonderful memories when you listen to this captivating score ~ "KAY'S FUNERAL", so convincingly Hitchcock's "Vertigo", the theme gets under your skin ~ "WALTER'S LAKE HOUSE", slowly building with strings sounding the alarm, quiet percussion and additional strings come to the forefront, a single kettle drum pounds in the background with syncopation of darkness ~ "CLOSING TITLES", weaves each theme into a thrilling fabric of musical fibre, giving you what all "film-score-buffs" crave, closing to top-notch performances from a gifted composer...gotta love it!
Total Time: 57:06 on 18 Tracks ~ Varese Sarabande 302-066-357-2 ~ (2002)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Music from David Julyan does not illustrate the action, but the atmosphere. Same style as the music from "the prestige". Only for those who loves this kind of OST.Published 14 months ago by CARON Arnaud
As a score to a crime film with bit of horror, one could easily have envisioned the music being discordant and replete with 'stingers' and little else. Read morePublished on August 4, 2008 by Scott Hunter
As an avid Al Pacino fan, and a fan of what might be called rather dark dramas, Insomnia has been a favorite of mine for some time. Read morePublished on March 24, 2008 by Douglas P. Allen
David Julyan's score for the thriller "Insomnia" is,alas,less of a score and more of a rather monotonous undertone... Read morePublished on July 15, 2006 by Charles H. Levenson
We have a wide range of reviews about this film, from the borderline pretentious that need to remind everyone it's a remake although the film does that itself (not to mention... Read morePublished on March 13, 2003 by John VR
I am not sure how many are aware that Insomnia is actually just a re-make of the 1996 Norwegian film Insomnia by Erik Skjoldbjaerg which won prizes at various international film... Read morePublished on July 4, 2002