DEJA VU

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 175
Date: 1951/1958
Time: 0:49:14
Tracks: 29
Supernatural thriller score by Pino Donaggio! SOLD OUT!

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  • World premiere CD release of complete Pino Donaggio score for thriller with supernatural setting, directed by Anthony Richmond, starring Jaclyn Smith, Shelley Winters, Claire Bloom. Donaggio opens with classical-style overture for ballet setpieces, then introduces gorgeous main theme that plays to varying time frames of story. Romantic feel is soon slashed apart, splattered with horror via signature string, brass jabs as murder & thriller aspects of tale take command. Music reminds listeners of composer's classic debut with DON'T LOOK NOW. Nods to Brian De Palma horror thrillers abound as well. Intrada presents complete score in stereo from 1/4" 15 ips two-track session mixes stored in perfect condition in MGM vaults. Tim Greiving adds insghts to film, score in booklet liner notes. Recorded in Italy, Natale Massara conducts. SOLD OUT!
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    The Album
    01. Main Credits (1:52)
    02. Modern Love Theme (1:25)
    03. Greg's Theme (1:20)
    04. Ballet Reception (1:21)
    05. Burning Book (2:39)
    06. Max's Theme (2:45)
    07. Discovering Olga's Apartment (1:27)
    08. Olga's Background (2:52)
    09. Olga Discovers Locket/Olga's Mysterious Theme No. 1 (2:05)
    10. Olga's Hypnotizing Theme No. 1 (0:56)
    11. 1930's Music 'Restaurant (1:49)
    12. Mysterious Phone Message/Greg's Writing Theme (0:59)
    13. Period Love Theme No. 1/Greg Receives Eleanor's Letter (1:08)
    14. Olga's Mysterious Theme No. 2 (1:17)
    15. Maggie Attacked By Max/Max Impaled On Railings (0:51)
    16. Maggie Explains Happening (0:50)
    17. Olga's Hypnotizing Theme No. 2 (0:35)


    18. Period Love Theme No. 2 (1:43)
    19. Michael And Brooke At Photo Call (1:24)
    20. Period Love Theme (Variations)/Olga's Hypnotizing Theme No. 3 (1:02)
    21. Nightmare Music No. 1 (2:05)
    22. Greg's Piano Solo (1:17)
    23. Olga's Strange Theme/Car Drives Up To Olga's (1:41)
    24. Period Love Theme No. 3 (1:02)
    25. Nightmare Music No. 2 (1:36)
    26. Greg's Solitary Look At Maggie On Bed/
    Greg Panicked By Maggie's Disappearance/
    Nightmare Music No. 3 (3:20)
    27. Paris Theme (With Original Intro) (1:50)
    28. Ballet Score Finale/Mysterious Freeze Frame 'End Credits (3:13)
    Total Score Time: 47:15

    The Extra
    29. Paris Theme (With Revised Intro) (1:50)

  • Tech Talk From The Producer…

    Déjà Vu finds veteran composer Pino Donaggio working with his signature vernacular of thrills and suspense. Tense and frightening string figures, jolting brass stings, numerous elements of murder and suspense plus an expressive love theme at the center are all on display.

    As ballet plays a role in the film, Donaggio also fashions an original theme in requisite classical manner. Heard in full during the opening and closing portions of the score, this melodic idea also plays judiciously within the drama and suspense in a fragmented, often-disguised manner. A couple of source pieces using the primary themes round out this vivid work scored for full orchestra.

    For this world premiere release of the complete score, Intrada had access to the original ¼” 15 i.p.s. two-track stereo mixes made in Italy during the scoring sessions, preserved in mint condition in the MGM vaults. We have retained the original intended picture sequence as indicated on the actual scoring session paperwork with one exception: “Olga’s Strange Theme” (M40) and “Car Drives Up To Olga’s” (M39) play in reverse order on this CD for purely musical reasons. Portions of some cues in the film are tracked in more than once. We are presenting them in the sequence where they were first intended to play and do not include any subsequent repeats made for film editorial reasons.

    And finally, a word about the cue titles is in order. As per the publishing cue sheets, Donaggio frequently assigned broad titles (mysterious theme, hypnotizing theme, writing theme, period love theme, etc.) using various names (Olga, Greg, etc.) to identify them without further detail. In those instances, we are using his exact titles and are including numerals indicating their first appearance, second appearance and so forth.

    Enjoy now—with a shudder or two—Pino Donaggio’s suspenseful and unsettling score for Déjà Vu.

    —Douglass Fake