Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Vangelis (2)

I must say I really don't know if that 2cd version of Vangelis' Blade Runner soundtrack that's been floating around for some time is a bootleg or an official version, but it sure is the definitive edition to end all editions (since there have been quite a few). Thirty two pieces in all make up what is without a shadow of a doubt the best Hollywood soundtrack ever. In hindsight it is remarkable to notice how Vangelis accentuates the uninevitable multi-culture that our future surely must bring with a lot of ethnic touches. It is also one of the few pieces from the eighties where the typical eighties production style does not make you wretch. In the end all these observations are obviously pretty worthless if you haven't seen the movie (with which it forms a single organism), which after all these years still stands as Hollywood's ultimate celebration of modernism. My advise: Check out both and read Philip K. Dick's brilliant novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, on which the film is based.

5 comments:

Stevie Nixed said...

i fucking LOVE that film. one of the greatest movies ever.

OMC said...

R.Scott's final edition is on for next year. :)

Fire in the Mind said...

another recut? mmmm... interesting. though I don't know what possibly could be changed to make this film even better. the director's cut is pretty awesome already

OMC said...

Yeah, he wasn't 100% happy w/ the directors cut, because it was rushed as an inbetween films job. It looked pretty good to me too. :) Supposedly there's going to be a 3 version DVD set next year.

Fire in the Mind said...

yippie! droolin' already :)