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WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?

価格(税込): ¥3,663

レーベル: FSM
品番: FSM-VOL12-NO11
発売日:
フォーマット: 1CD

「ブルーサンダー」、 「ウォー・ゲーム」などのジョン・バダム監督とアーサー・B・ルービンスタインのコラボ第1作のサウンドトラックがついにリリース!2000枚限定盤。

自動車事故によって全身麻痺に陥った人間が死ぬ権利を求めて裁判を起こすという、B・クラークによる同名戯曲の映画化。公私ともに絶頂期にあった彫刻家ハリソンは事故によって首から下が麻痺してしまい、一生直らない事を知らされる。仕事はおろか日常生活も一人では行えなくなった彼は“自分はすでに死んでいる”と主張し、治療を一切拒否して安楽死を求めた。しかし医師側は“生かす事が仕事である”と言い、彼の意見を聞き入れてくれない。それならばとハリソンは裁判を開く事を決意して……。生きていることとはどういう事か? 医療とは何か? など、安楽死問題を正面切って描いた問題作。ベッドの上で、しかも首から上だけで演じるリチャード・ドレイファスが作品全体を引き締め、ドッシリとした内容を濃厚に描いている。1981年米。

The collaboration between director John Badham and composer Arthur B. Rubinstein has yielded such excellent scores as Blue Thunder (1983), WarGames (1983), Stakeout (1987) and The Hard Way (1991). FSM proudly presents their first feature collaboration, Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981), in which Rubinstein makes expert?and affecting?use of Baroque styles to elevate Badham's superior adaptation of the stage play by Brian Clark.

Whose Life Is It Anyway? stars Richard Dreyfuss as a dynamic artist, Ken Harrison, who is paralyzed in an auto accident. Feeling his life is over without the ability to pursue his art, he goes to court for the right to die. John Cassavetes, Christine Lahti and Janet Eilber costar in this acclaimed film adaptation.

Despite the stagebound origins?and potentially downbeat subject matter?Rubinstein wrote a lively symphonic score bristling with energy. “Because the film is about life, I knew the score must reflect that,” Rubinstein says in the CD liner notes. “The music starts upbeat and it ends upbeat. In my own sort of strange dissecting of what the film was about, it was clear to me that it was about the life force, and Ken’s life force was sculpting. The intellectual side of my pea brain led me to Baroque music?Bach. Bach is, for me, the essence of structure, architecture, sculpture. His music is the embodiment of the life force.”

The concept decided upon, Rubinstein crafted a unique sound palette (eliminating flutes, clarinets and violins) and wrote in a variety of classical forms?passacaglia, gavotte, bouree and many others. But his adherence to these styles never gets in way of the music’s essential feeling or its sensitive support of the movie’s expertly crafted drama. The film was Rubinstein’s first major feature (he had scored television and smaller films beforehand) and it is easy to see how he would become so successful in the field?the score is not only terrific in and of itself as music, but is carefully designed (theatrically, emotionally, intellectually) to support a thoughtfully intimate story.

This premiere release of the complete score to Whose Life Is It Anyway? is presented in excellent stereo sound, with liner notes by Jeff Bond and Alexander Kaplan incorporating new comments by Rubinstein, who has graciously assisted with the production.
*FILM SCORE MONTHLYより抜粋

トラックリスト

1. Main Titles 3:08
2. Intensive Care 1:37
3. Trumpet Voluntary (source) 1:20
4. Baroque Sweet 1:36
5. Hand Job/Spills 2:38
6. The Diagnosis 1:06
7. You Eat the Pill/I Want You to Sleep 2:03
8. Montage (Sculpting Pat) 3:39
9. The Parting 2:14
10. Purple Pimpernel (source) 1:49
11. I Can’t Breathe 1:43
12. Nice Breasts 4:10
13. Dialysis 2:14
14. Candid Camera 1:28
15. Ken’s Studio 1:24
16. Art Thief 2:21
17. Find a Judge 2:52
18. Bad News in the Snow 2:53
19. Brave and Thoughtful Man 2:37
20. Don’t/Finale and End Credits 3:38

Total Time: 47:17

Bonus Tracks

21. Jump in the Line (source) 1:02
22. Hospital Lady (source) 2:46
23. Intensive Care (film version) 1:37
24. Main Titles (piano) 1:58
25. Montage (Sculpting Pat) (pre-recording) 2:40

Total Time: 10:13

Total Disc Time: 57:37