18 July 2014

Haywire

David Holmes' score for Steven Soderbergh's 2011 action thriller Haywire successfully evokes the measured cool of 60s and 70s action films, blended with a dash of European electronic sophistication. In particular, the blaring horn stabs, metronomic keys and building percussion of the main theme (heard from 0:40 in the clip below) are an ideal foil to the frantic onscreen action, which is pleasingly relentless as the unstoppable Gina Carano thrashes all comers in the lead role of Mallory Kane. The clip below is illustrated with some artful timelapse photography of nocturnal Los Angeles and Las Vegas, that aren't connected with the film. For a glimpse of that you should check out the trailer.
 
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