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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Murder by Death (Dave Grusin)



Some of the greatest detectives in all of fiction have been gathered to solve the murder of their host, Lionel Twain (Truman Capote), but is there more to this than meets the eye? A marvelous cast makes the most of Neil Simon's hilarious screenplay that pays tribute to the sleuths while taking the piss out of them.

The score by Dave Grusin is a delight, anchored by a main theme that beautifully reflects the mystery and comedy aspects of the film. It's been said that the elements for this score are lost, precluding a release. Still, one should not give up hope.

Murder by Death
composed and conducted
by
Dave Grusin

1. Main Titles/The Invitations 4.54
2. Dick and Dora/The Dark Hand 1.45
3. Sidney Wang 0.28
4. Milo Perrier/Sam Diamond 1.34
5. Across the Bridge 1.07
6. 22-Twain 1.03
7. The Wangs Arrive 0.27
8. Answering the Door 0.24
9. Strange Storm 0.18
10. Sidney's Room 0.35
11. Dusting for Prints 0.10
12. "A Nice Cozy Fire" 0.36
13. The Charlestons Arrive 0.36
14. "The Cheeriest Room" 0.19
15. The Maid Arrives 0.32
16. Yetta's Problems 1.09
17. Sam's Story/Milo's Room 0.48
18. "Kiss Me" 0.51
19. Dressing for Dinner 1.36
20. "Wang is Wrong" 0.21
21. Jessica Marbles 0.51
22. "It's Coming from the Face" 0.19
23. Dickie's Toast 0.53
24. The First Course 1.00
25. The Moose 0.05
26. The Blackout/Lionel Twain 1.10
27. "No One Leaves" 0.12
28. Twain's Proposition 0.54
29. Twain Disappears 0.41
30. Investigation 0.30
31. Bensonmum's Death 0.41
32. The Knife/The Bill 1.05
33. Empty Suit 0.20
34. "Where is Everyone?" 0.07
35. "Gunshots!"/"He's Back" 0:47
36. More Disappearances 0.27
37. Midnight 1.04
38. Twain's Death 0.34
39. The Mannequin 0.19
40. Connections to Twain 0.34
41. A Rough Night 3.23
42. Wang Figures it Out 0.53
43. Marbles' Solution 0.12
44. Dickie's Explanation 0.12
45. Perrier Returns/Eileen Twain 1.05
46. Dinner Plans 0.11
47. "Checkout Time" and End Credits 4.36

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1 Comments:

Blogger Fabian Herzog said...

Hi,

Where did you find this track listing? I'd really like to get this soundtrack! Or could you tell me where to look for it?

Thanks!

2:37 PM  

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