the quiet american

craig armstrong the quiet american

Craig Armstrong's second collaboration with Phillip Noyce produced a truly exquisite score, one which won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Score. It's an extremely listenable piece of music, which features some of Craig Armstrong's best work to date.

The sound of the score is a mixture of Vietnamese influences, drawn from the film's storyline, and the classic Armstrong mixture of electronics, strings and piano. The score features classical, romantic and somber pieces, such as 'Do You Still Miss Him?' as well as more heavier hitting tracks like 'Ritual of Revenge' which works perfectly in the film's climax and as well as piece of music listened to away from the film.

In an interview, Michael Caine said he only wanted to do the film if Craig Armstrong was on scoring duties. That must be quite an ego boost.

Track Listings

  1. The Quiet American
  2. Saigon 1952
  3. Pyle's Best Friend/Asking For A Divorce
  4. Drive Up Holy Mountain/The General
  5. Brothers In Arms
  6. Escape from Watchtower/Dreams of Phuong
  7. Death In The Square
  8. Fowler's Temptation
  9. The Quiet American (Piano Solo)
  10. Ritual Of Revenge
  11. Do You Still Miss Him
  12. End Titles (Nothing In This World)
The Quiet American
Original Score Composed By:
Craig Armstrong
Produced By:
Craig Armstrong
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