Ooh, I think I finally know one! This is John Carpenter's The Thing, isn't it?
You got it! I'm really bad at these things myself. :D
Damn! I woulda guessed that too
I thought it was Showgirls.
Man, I would've said it was that segment of Unsolved Mysteries with the crazed arsonist talking over footage he's filming of his latest crime as it happens. "LOOK AT THE FIRES, OMAR!" It turned out to be just some teenager in the end, but the video stuck in my head.
I really should have known that for as many times as I've seen "The Thing." I actually wrote a lengthy comparative essay of this with the Kaufman "Body Snatchers" for my final paper in 70's and 80's cinema.
Best... Ending... Ever!
I can hear that ominous John Carpenter score in my head when I see that picture.
It's Morricone... there are some beautiful strings and orchestral tones moving underneath everything, and then that pulsing, ominous beat repeating dramatically, doom-laden throughout that reminds me of a Carpenter score... I have never read Carpenter on the music in The Thing and how it worked...CHRIS
I often feel like Morricone had studied Carpenter's previous work and set out to pare it down even further. I know there are quite a few people who can't believe/accept that it's NOT a Carpenter score.
John did do various cues/stingers/tones for THE THING (for example the opening sustained synth tones when the Thing-Saucer crashes on ancient earth) when he found Morricone's score to be too 'busy' for scenes that required minimalism. But the main theme is definitely Morricone (in the style of Carpenter) as are all the other orchestral cues. like the Norweigian camp sequence, for example. Carpenter said it was difficult for him to tell Morricone that some cues wouldn't be used or replaced, as he is a hero of Johns.
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