44 Inch Chest [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Angelo Badalamenti

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44 Inch Chest [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Review

by James Christopher Monger

Angelo Badalamenti’s score for the British, independent crime drama starring Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Tom Wilkinson, John Hurt, Stephen Dillane, and Joanne Whalley dutifully casts a spell of dread and tension amidst a wasteland of adultery and misogyny. No stranger to the darker corners of the human psyche, the award-winning composer and longtime David Lynch collaborator has crafted a typically unsettling backdrop that relies on the long, dissonant string motifs and sparse, melodramatic piano interludes that have become his forte.

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