Sunday, May 16, 2010

193. The Surface of the Sun

This is a remix version of John Murphy's The Surface of the Sun from the little seen but compelling sci-fi flick Sunshine. For non-film geeks out there, Sunshine was directed by none other than Danny Boyle, whose wide-ranging directorial credits include the brilliant Trainspotting, the under-rated travel thriller The Beach, zombie apocalypse feature 28 Days Later, and of course, Slumdog Millionaire. For those of you keen to explore his earlier work, Millions and his debut Shallow Grave are good bets.

Now John Murphy is one of my fav film composers, his tracks have an epic feel to them that elevates any scene to an entirely new level. Besides Han Zimmer, I think no other composer right now has the scope of his scoring. This track was used to good effect in Sunshine, but was even greater when in Kick-Ass for the Hit-girl rescuing Big Daddy scene. It made it the most intense and emotionally powerful scene you'd ever see on film this year.

Also check out his In the House - In A Heartbeat from 28 Weeks Later (which was also used to good effect in Kick-Ass).

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