Thursday, May 17, 2007

28 Weeks Later

Download: Muse – “Shrinking Universe"
Download: Muse – “Hysteria"
Download: Muse – “Time Is Running Out"

So, I saw the shit out of 28 Weeks Later with my lady last night. She thought it to be merely ok, but I liked it quite a bit. Essentially, it's the horror movie equivalent of Children of Men. I haven't watched the first one since I saw it in theatres but, from memory alone, I would say that Weeks is as good as Days, if not necessairly better per se. Weeks definitely has more thought put into it than most horror movies these days, seeing as the film is a feast of dramatic irony. There are allusions, some blunt and others more subtle, to our current situation with that camel-fucker in Iraq. There's even a bit of an elektra subtext to the movie, for you Freud-fans out there. Best of all, the movie is quite scary, gory, and also retains the human element that made the first one so renowned amongst film fans.

I have been scavaging the interweb for the theme to 28 Weeks Later, which is reminscent of Explosions in the Sky style post-rock (i.e., moody and instrumental, but also relying mostly on simple rock band arrangements). So far, I've had no such luck finding it, but I have found the song that was used in the 28 Weeks Later trailer. That song, "Shrinking Universe" by British band Muse, is posted above (in addition to other Muse tracks with titles relevant to tense movies).

If any of you fine readers have seen the film, and can find an mp3 file of the instrumental theme of which I am speaking, please send it to me so I can post it. It would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Found it. The song is called "In The House, In A Heartbeat" and its written by the film's composer, John Murphy.

Download: John Murphy - "In The House, In A Heartbeat

(Jonathan Graef)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought the 28 Days Later soundtrack right after I saw the movie, because Godspeed You! is one of my favorite artists. "In the House, In a Heartbeat" was my favorite track :)

7:28 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

It's pretty incredible, isn't it? It's my favorite track as well.

Have you seen the movie yet?

9:16 AM  
Anonymous mita said...

Great post! I just saw the film today and absolutely loved it. The music, especially "In The House, In A Heartbeat" heightened the suspense tenfold. When it was used during the opening scenes, I just sat there in absolute awe.

1:51 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Just saw this movie (28 Weeks Later). I find it to be not as compelling as the first, but they definitely set it up for the ever-enterprising franchising sequel at the end... Love, love, the John Murphy track... I was waiting for the "next big thing" in movie soundtracks... John Williams, Danny Elfman, John Murphy !!!

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12:50 PM  
Blogger MPLSFR said...

Yeah, I had pretty much the same reaction during the opening sequence, along with "holy crap, I should post this on the blog." Thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed the post!

Cool. I'll check out your blog as soon as I get the chance. Thanks for reading.


12:52 PM  
Blogger The Playlist said...

You guys might enjoy these posts.

I'm pretty sure i circulated the Muse track online. ;)

9:02 AM  
Blogger Woodland Bear said...

Hey, I've been desperate for this track for ages and not found it yet! Unfortuantely, I'm too late here it would seem - I was wondering if you could email it to me at or re-up the link? Please!

4:57 PM  
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