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Sunday, January 15, 2012
DONAGGIO WILL SCORE 'PASSION'!
FILM MUSIC REPORTER: SBS SENT OUT INCORRECT INFO LAST WEEK
Many of us have been waiting for a return of the great ongoing collaboration between Brian De Palma and Pino Donaggio, and it looks like it is finally happening. According to Film Music Reporter, SBS Productions sent word Friday that they had accidentally sent out incorrect information last week regarding the composer for De Palma's Passion. Donaggio will score the film, and not Dario Marianelli, as originally stated. This would mark the pair's first collaboration since 1992's Raising Cain. About nine or ten years ago, Donaggio had said that he was to provide the music for De Palma's planned adaptation of Toyer, but that project has yet to get off the ground. Donaggio has scored six films for De Palma: Carrie, Home Movies, Dressed To Kill, Blow Out, Body Double, and the aforementioned Raising Cain. With Donaggio's involvement, Passion looks to be something very special, indeed.

Posted by Geoff at 1:29 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 10, 2012 2:16 PM CST
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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 5:00 PM CST

Name: "Harry Georgatos"

who could forget Donnaggio's score to DON'T LOOK NOW? That's one of the great scores in cinema history!

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 5:23 PM CST

Name: "K"

YES! That's all I have to say.

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 9:41 AM CST

Name: "Dene"
Home Page: http://www.eddieshoestring.co.uk

Fantastic news!

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 12:29 PM CST

Name: "Chiel"

Great news, can't wait for the film!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:13 AM CST

Name: "christiangrevstad"
Home Page: http://www.christiangrevstad.wordpress.com

This news gives me a bit more hope that this is thorroughly rewritten by De Palma. I've mentioned earlier I didn't care much for the original.

Tha fact that De Palma felt Donaggio was a fitting composer for this project might be an indication that his version will be more in the vain of his thrillers. Hopefully De Palma has changed the things that weren't working in the original: The ludicrous "twist " of the plot which was plain unbelieveable by any stretch of the imagination. he lengths the girl went to in orfder to make herself appear guilty in the original clearly would have landed here noewhere else than in jail for life, case closed faster than you can say the word "appeal".   

Obviously that might be asking a lot for De Palma to change that underlying premise, but at least I hope De Palma is able to make it more believable.

The other problem with Crime of Passion was the flatness and procedural nature of it all, which I certainly hope De Palma will be able to inject with a lot more kinetics and cinematic set pieces.

The casting of two young actresses in the leads I think might be an indication of this, as De Palma is hopefully intending on making more out of the mostly hinted at erotic tention of the original.

I thought The Black Dahlia was flat. Hopefully this won't be.

 

Cheers,

Christian  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 11:24 PM CST

Name: "Drew"

This is good. Very good. A long overdue reunion. And just look at that 'stache and those shades. Looks like he's ready to get sticky.

Just watched Crime d'amour and the strength of its structure seems, to me, to be the 'we don't know why she's doing what she's doing-- we must keep paying attention' nature of the way information is doled out. Witholding a larger context generates some good suspense or, at least, interest. The other thing that jumped out to me was that, assuming BDP still has some hot blood pumping through his veins, this should be the rare instance of the American remake being sexier than the French original. We shall see.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 1:13 AM CST

Name: "K"

Speaking of reunions, now I haven't seen the original film but if 'Passion' calls for an older male character, I'd love to see John Lithgow and Brian De Palma work together again.

Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 5:06 AM CST

Name: "Ryan Clark"
Home Page: http://thrill-me.blogspot.com

OMFG!!!!!!  Reading this just made my day!

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