Press Release from Dragon's Domain:
Dragon’s Domain Records presents THE DAVID MICHAEL FRANK COLLECTION, Volume 2: CINEMATIC NOIR, featuring music composed by David Michael Frank (ABOVE THE LAW, POISON IVY, THE MOLE). This second collection of David Michael Frank’s film music includes music from eight scores from the composer’s extensive filmography, focusing on films with a noirish bent.
BLINDSIDED was written and directed by Thomas Michael Donnelly, starring Jeff Fahey, Mia Sara and Rudy Ramos. Released in 1993, BLINDSIDED tells the story of Frank McKenna (Fahey) an ex-cop who is temporarily blinded by a gunshot wound to the back of his neck after double-crossing a money-laundering operation. While recuperating in Mexico, he becomes smitten with Chandler (Sara), a gorgeous femme fatale with underworld connections. After Chandler mysteriously disappears, Frank returns to the States, risking the wrath of disgruntled gangsters hellbent on reacquiring their stolen cash.
DANCING WITH DANGER was directed by Stuart Cooper, written by Elisa Bell and starring Ed Marinaro, Cheryl Ladd and Miguel Sandoval. DANCING WITH DANGER tells the story of Derek (Ed Marinaro), a private detective who falls in love with Mary (Cheryl Ladd), a taxi dancer, whose job is to dance with the patrons. Mary is loosely connected with an unsolved murder in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mary flees to Portland, Oregon, when suspicions flare. At the request of her neurotic husband, Derek pursues her across the country to unravel the mystery.
DEAD BY SUNSET was a two part television mini-series directed by Karen Arthur, written by Wesley Bishop, based on the book by Ann Rule, starring Ken Olin, Lindsay Frost and Annette O’Toole. DEAD BY SUNSET was based on a true story about a physician who falls in love with a charming man who may have raped and murdered his previous wife.
LINDA was directed by Nathaniel Gutman, written by Nevin Schreiner, based on the book by John D. MacDonald, starring Virginia Madsen, Richard Thomas, Ted McGinley and Laura Harrington. Released in 1993, LINDA revolves around two friendly couples who go on a vacation together. Their situation takes a turn for the worse when two of the friends spend far too much time together instead of their respective spouses.
LITTLE GIRL FLY AWAY was directed by Peter Levin, written by Gene Stone, Eric Bergren and Alan Sharp, starring Mare Winningham, Bruce Davison and Clayton Rohner. Released in 1998, LITTLE GIRL FLY AWAY tells the story of Cath (Winningham), a woman whose life is shattered by Frank (Davison), a poetry-spouting stalker who manages to continually evade her police protectors.
PASSION AND PREJUDICE was directed by Karen Arthur, written by Kathleen Orillion, starring Frances Fisher, Derwin Jordan and Kandyse McClure. PASSION AND PREJUDICE tells the story of Gwen Barry (Fisher), a college professor who hires a Dalton, a young inmate to tend her yard through a prison work furlough program. Their relationship soon heats into a torrid love affair. After Dalton is released from prison, he meets Tamara, a young college student and attempts to restart his life with her while Gwen remains obsessed with destroying it.
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CHRISTINA was directed by Karen Arthur, written by Camille Thomasson, starring John Stamos, Kim Delaney, CCH Pounder, Claire Yarlett and Robert Carradine. Released in 1993, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CHRISTINA follows a young couple whose marriage is on the brink of failure. During a private boat excursion, Christina (Yarlett) mysteriously disappears and her husband, Joe (Stamos) becomes the main suspect. The plot thickens when it’s revealed that Christina may have been having an affair with a close friend of Joe’s.
THE LOTTERY was directed by Daniel Sackheim, written by Anthony Spinner, based on the short story by Shirley Jackson, starring Keri Russell, Dan Cortese, Veronica Cartwright, Stephen Root, William Daniels and William Morgan Sheppard. Released in 1996, THE LOTTERY tells the story of an idyllic town that practices an annual rite in which one member of the community is stoned to death in order to ensure a good harvest.
David Michael Frank was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where he studied classical piano and composition at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. After graduating from Northwestern University, Frank moved to New York, where he became Broadway’s youngest conductor. After six years in New York, he relocated to California to pursue a career in film composition, where he’s scored numerous films of various types and over 200 episodes of television over more than forty years in media composition.
Dragon’s Domain Records presents THE DAVID MICHAEL FRANK COLLECTION, Volume 2: CINEMATIC NOIR, featuring music composed by David Michael Frank for several projects from his filmography, digitally mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland, featuring liner notes written by Brian Satterwhite, with the participation of the composer.