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Carrie - Original Score By Marco Beltrami


Release Date: 11/26/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 1261  
Composer:  Marco Beltrami
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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The composer of this soundtrack, Marco Beltrami, is renowned for scoring horror films, and has received two nominations for Academy Awards.

New York-born Beltrami studied at the Yale School of Music and in Italy, before learning film composition under Jerry Goldsmith. His career began with the soundtrack of the thriller Death Match in 1994, and he gained recognition for his work on horror films such as Mimic (1997), The Woman in Black (2012), and all four films in the Scream series (1995–2011). He has also composed two soundtracks for the Die Hard franchise: Live Free or Die Hard and A Good Day to Die Hard. His versatile talents have, however, taken him beyond these genres to work on independent films, for which he gained two
Read more prestigious awards: a Satellite Award for Best Original Score for the drama film Soul Surfer, and in 2012 the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score for the critically acclaimed The Sessions. Beltrami's Academy Award nominations were for his work on the Western remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007), and for his music for The Hurt Locker (2010, in the category Best Original Score).

His reputation as one of today's leading movie composers is based on his command of a big range of orchestral effects, enabling him to rise above the usual standard of action and horror soundtracks. These gifts are evident in the compositions for Carrie. With a growling or shrieking string section, liquid bell-like sounds and insistent percussion, Beltrami creates moods that heighten the emotions in the film. The opening track has a yearning and eerie feeling, while the second, Birth of Carrie, raises the tension. After a quiet, though unsettling beginning the soundtrack explodes with Go to Your Closet, using the rhythm of a pounding heart, choral effects and clashing, discordant notes. Following a short interlude of tenderness in Love You Too, Mom and the melodious Mind Over Matter, the following pieces grow in intensity, until in Levitated Mass the music seems to swell and burst, becoming properly scary. There follows the sense of foreboding in Preparing for the Prom, the heavy beat of Bloodbath and the fluttering, shrill sounds of Kill 'Em All. As the film proceeds, Beltrami raises the volume and excitement, adding disturbing electronic chords to the orchestral sounds in Driving Her Crazy, and climaxing in the real sense of horror of House Crumbles.

These fine compositions will be enjoyed by all lovers of good-quality film music, and by fans of this film and the horror genre.

About Carrie
Carrie is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher with a screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Tracklisting
1. Carrie Main Title
2. The Birth of Carrie
3. When Periods Attack
4. Carrie On
5. Headbanger
6. Go To Your Closet
7. Love You Too, Mom
8. Mind Over Matter
9. Sue Gets An Idea
10. Shopping
11. Levitated Mass
12. Preparing for Prom
13. Trapped in the Closet
14. Blood Bath
15. Kill 'Em All
16. Driving Her Crazy
17. Heading Home
18. Mommie Dearest
19. House Crumbles
20. Burn In Hell Read less

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Carrie by Marco Beltrami

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