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The Black Dahlia (Original Soundtrack Recording)


Download links and information about The Black Dahlia (Original Soundtrack Recording) by Mark Isham. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 48:02 minutes.

Artist: Mark Isham
Release date: 2006
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 15
Duration: 48:02
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No. Title Length
1. The Zoot Suit Riots 2:14
2. At Norton and Coliseum 4:06
3. The Dahlia 3:10
4. The Two of Us 3:37
5. Mr. Fire vs. Mr. Ice 3:17
6. Madeline 3:06
7. Dwight and Kay 3:12
8. Hollywoodland 2:53
9. Red Arrow Inn 1:36
10. Men Who Feed On Others 4:25
11. Super Cops 2:01
12. Death At the Olympic 3:33
13. No Other Way 2:07
14. Betty Short 2:18
15. Nothing Stays Buried Forever 6:27



Director Brian de Palma told composer Mark Isham that what he was looking for in the background music for his neo-noir crime drama The Black Dahlia was "a mournful trumpet score," to which Isham replied, "I happen to be a mournful trumpet player." Isham brings his mournful trumpet to the soundtrack, playing it as part of lush, romantic themes that recall Gato Barbieri's flugelhorn in Last Tango in Paris and, especially, David Raksin's music for the 1944 noir classic Laura. But The Black Dahlia actually demands a lot more than that. It's a typical De Palma tale of plot twists, choreographed violence, and elaborate dramatic scenes. Isham proves up to the task of providing fairly typical music for all those aspects, writing for a 100-piece orchestra and managing to be moody and threatening as well as darkly lyrical. The score for The Black Dahlia is as referential of Hollywood past as the film for which it was written, but it also achieves some of the same kinds of variations and surprises.