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Pure Formality
Original Soundtrack
Pure Formality
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All Artists: Original Soundtrack
Title: Pure Formality
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 5/16/1995
Genre: Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646716625

CD Reviews

Stuart M. Paine | Arlington, VA USA | 02/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of my 3 favorite Morricone scores - the others being THE MISSION (of course) and CITY OF JOY. The title is actually A PURE FORMALITY. Uncompromisingly Twentieth Century, it has a feel in places almost like the Ligeti stuff used by Kubrick in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. The album features a great, great non-vocalist vocal performance by, of all people, Gerard Depardieu, for the only 2 vocal tracks. The whole thing is European to the max from the frenetic violins in track 1 through the vocal and the mists of unsettling THE THING-like creepiness. A reprise of Depardieu vocal caps it off.

I can't overemphasise how well this whole thing works. It's much much more effective, for instance, than either THE THING or WOLF which bear some obvious subdued-Morricone stylistic resemblence. Much of the lesser-known Morricone which I've heard sounds, honestly, rather tacky and obvious to me but this one doesn't at all - very classy! Picked it up used and totally on a hunch 6-7 years ago, strangely enough very near our other reviewer here at a record shop (Record and Tape Exchange) in Fairfax, VA, and have been enthralled ever since."
Haunting music from Italian master Ennio Morricone
ThatHollie | Fairfax, VA | 11/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Composed, orchestrated and conducted by Ennio Morricone, this film soundtrack is music that you may enjoy even if you have never heard of this psychological thriller. But for best results you should hunt down a VHS copy of the film as well. There are 21 tracks:

Breathlessly (A Perdifiato)
Remembering (Ricordare)
The Palace Of Nine Frontiers (Il Palazzo Delle Nove Frontiere)
The Bum (Il Barbone)
Troublesome Clue, A (Ingombrante Indizio)
Waiting For The Police Inspector (Aspettando Il Commissario)
In Search Of Onoff (Alla Ricerca Di Onoff)
An Odd Diary (Diario Bizzarro)
Photos (Fotografie)
Mosaic (Mosaico)
Leonardo Da Vinci
Contradictions (Contraddizioni)
The Trap & The Mouse (La Trappola e Il Topo)
Escape From Onoff (Fuga Da Onoff)
Blood-Stains (Macchie Di Sangue)
After The Nightmare (Dopo L'incubo)
A Mere Memory Lapse (Un Banale Vuoto Di Memoria)
Repressed Memories (Rimozioni)
Revelation (Rivelazione)
A Night In February (Note Di Febbraio)
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