Ep. 136 - Alan Silvestri's 'Blown Away'
Action, Crime, Drama, Music, 23-Feb-2022
The 1994 film 'Blown Away' featuring Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker, and the late Lloyd Bridges is one of our favorites because of the incredible score by Alan Silvestri. Nothing sums up the genius of Silvestri's composition in this film better than the opening cue called 'Main Title - Prince's Day'. With the vocals over the water, one gets a sense of calm, innocence, but also tragedy. It's as if we are lamenting something before it even happens. Musical foreshadowing? This is the brilliance of the score.
If you haven't seen the film, definitely do so.
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/blown-away-1994/
Every Monday and Wednesday, SCORE CUE SNAPSHOTS brings you iconic scenes married to the corresponding score cue without dialogue and SFX, thus allowing anyone to appreciate how the score works with what you see unfold on-screen.