THE SEARCH FOR JOHN GISSING
Larry Groupe's score for The Search for John Gissing, for me, gets better and better every time I listen to it. Part of this is the waft of memories it brings back of working with Larry on the film and the recording with the Missing Gissing Orchestra. But by and large it's the appreciation of the music: a jazzy, eclectic, Henry Mancini-meets-Dave Brubeck-high-on-laughing-gas feel that is strongly peppered with original, strong, sharp comedic musical tones. This unique sound not only bolsters the story in the film, but also, while driving in the car or sitting at home, can't help to force out a smile. With a lot of hard work and frustrating experimentation Larry has forged a perfect sound which ultimately lead us to the cadence and timing, heart and soul of the film. Again, in my opinion, a near perfect score and a fantastic piece of work.
? Mike Binder ? Director/Writer