CHARLIE BRIGDEN IS A WRITER AND JOURNALIST BASED IN SOUTH WALES WHO SPECIALISES IN FILM AND FILM MUSIC WRITING. HE HAS A REPUTATION FOR AN INCISIVELY ANALYTIC AND ENTERTAINING STYLE AND CAN BE FOUND AT SUCH PLACES AS THE QUIETUS AND ROGER EBERT AS WELL AS WORKING FOR CLIENTS LIKE MONDO AND INDICATOR.

Red Eye

By Charlie Brigden redeye

Title: Red Eye

Composer: Marco Beltrami

The Film: Rachel McAdams is a passenger on a plane accosted by terrorist Cillian Murphy who wants to assassinate the United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and needs her to carry out his plot. A bit of a departure for Nightmare On Elm Street director Wes Craven.

The Score: A typically lively score from Beltrami, here presented on album for the first time. The composer's trademark hybrid of orchestral and electronic elements is here in force and makes for a particularly exciting ride.

Distinguishing Features: The nailbiting 'Things That Go Bump In The Night', the Kamen-esque 'The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword', the lengthy but excellent end credit suite.

Final Thoughts: Red Eye is a fun listen and one of Marco Beltrami's best scores. Intrada's album has fine liner notes by Daniel Schweiger and sounds great, it's just a shame it took so long to come out.

Red Eye is out now on CD from Intrada Records

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