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SILCD1303 The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The Imaginarium
of Dr. Parnassus

Mychael & Jeff Danna


Mychael and Jeff Danna’s soundtrack to Terry Gilliam’s fantastical contemporary morality tale.

“The score by Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna has the required flair and sweep”– Hollywood Reporter

“In writing the score for Terry Gilliam’s Doctor Parnassus we sought to create music as timeless and archaic as the immortal Doctor himself.” – Mychael Danna

Director Terry Gilliams’ Worlds of candy canes, mile high ladders, giant cobras come and go and transform into other wonders. To underline the dream-like states and fantastical elements of Gilliam’s cinematography, Jeff and Mychael produced a breathtaking and surprising post-modern score. Tangos, Waltzes, Tibetan monastic chant, Mediaeval Music and a greasy noir-ish saxophone tune for Tom Wait’s characterization of Satan all mix together with a full orchestra and a couple of show-stopping songs.

The brothers last collaborated with Terry Gilliam on his 2005 film Tideland. As Michael Danna remarks: “This is our second collaboration with Terry, and so we were prepared for the madness, mayhem and just plain fun that comes with working with his boundless creative spirit.”

The film received widespread critical acclaim and features an incredible cast that includes Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law and Heath Ledger in his final film performance.

Previous scores from Mychael Danna include The Ice Storm, Vanity Fair, 8MM, Capote, Monsoon Wedding, Little Miss Sunshine, The Nativity Story and The Time Traveler’s Wife. He scored films for acclaimed directors such as Atom Egoyan, Ang Lee, Scott Hicks, Mira Nair and Joel Schumacher. Previous Jeff Danna scores include Resident Evil, Apocalypse, Silent Hill and Fracture.

Tracklist

1. Once Upon A Time
2. The Imaginarium
3. The Tack
4. Tony’s Tale Of Woe
5. The Monastery
6. Book & Story
7. Sympathy For The Hanged Man
8. The First To Five Souls
9. Escape From The Pub
10. The River
11. Suicide Attempt
12. Tango Amongst The Lilies
13. Victory In The Lilies
14. Four Through The Mirror
15. The Ladder World
16. We Love Violence
17. Top Of The Wagon
18. We Are The Children Of The World
19. Tony’s World Collapses
20. The Devil’s Dance
21. Tony’s Salvation
22. Parnassus Alone

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