ScoreKeeper Announces Winners of THE X-FILES 4-CD Soundtrack Box Set!!
Greetings! ScoreKeeper here feeling clandestinely powerful as I get to award five extremely lucky AICN readers with a dose of the black oil...er..uh, I mean, THE X-FILES 4-CD soundtrack box set released last month by La-La Land Records. The Cigarette-Smoking Man has nothing on that kind of power!
I enjoyed reading all the entires reminiscing along with everybody's favorite X-FILES moments. There was a lot of diversity amongst our memories but there were a lot of collective favorites as well. A lot of you sited the sultry voice of Johnny Mathis singing "Wonderful, Wonderful" during sheriff Andy Taylor's murder in episode 4X02 "Home." Or when "Come And Go With Me To That Land" capped an unforgettable ending for episode 6X19 "The Unnatural."
Not all of your favorite musical moments came from sources outside of Mark Snow's ingenious score. Many sited the powerfully uplifting strains accompanying much of episode 4X05 "The Field Where I Died" which is also an all-time personal favorite of mine. Or episode 3X04 "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" or 5X12 "Bad Blood" or 4X13 "Never Again" (calm down boy...), or 1X03 "Squeeze." And who could forget the now iconic main theme (pause here to whistle the theme in your head)?
My all-time favorite episode was "Jose Chung's From Outer Space." It symbolized everything THE X-FILES was about in one single wonderfully scripted, meticulously acted, and flawlessly scored episode. While every episode Mark Snow ever scored offers captivating music beguiling the ears and intoxicating the senses, my favorite music moment has to be credited elsewhere. At the end of episode 7X11 "Closure" they cut in Moby's "My Weakness" when Mulder finally learns the fate of his sister. It was so gut-wrenchingly powerful that I'll never forget it. A truly masterful stroke.
Enough waxing poetic let's get down to business shall we? I promised there were five winners to be announced and I aim to keep a promise.
I had a lot of entries for this particularly cool giveaway so the five of you are indeed "the chosen ones."
The five winners are...
John Parkinson of State College, PA
Brett Pouliot of Ashburn, VA
Henri Naeger of Ruther Glen, VA
Keith Cassidy of Franklinville, NY
Mark "Adam" Baum of Elk River, MN
Congratulations! The box-sets should be shipping out shortly. Enjoy!
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May 27, 2011, 1:25 a.m. CST
this is even cooler news than all the x-men first class clips and sneak peeks released in the last week or two. oh, wait, no it's not.
May 27, 2011, 1:27 a.m. CST
May 27, 2011, 1:44 a.m. CST
I was REALLY close to picking that as mine. That whole episode is just really really great in a season of duds.
May 27, 2011, 2:13 a.m. CST
One of the best trailers ever in my opinion. Just thought I'd share that.
May 27, 2011, 2:42 a.m. CST
May 27, 2011, 3:08 a.m. CST
I think anyway
May 27, 2011, 3:37 a.m. CST
That made me shoot soda out my nose.
May 27, 2011, 6:19 a.m. CST
Name of Kenny James
May 27, 2011, 6:22 a.m. CST
For the sake of discussion, this was my entry: Favorite episode: Tough call, but I'll go with "Grotesque" from season three. I loved the episodes where the show veered away from monsters and aliens and went purely psychological -- those were some of the darkest episodes ("Irresistable" was another, but they ruined that by making the character an actual demon a few seasons later). The statues and drawings were creepy and the mutilated bodies disturbing. And on top of it all, it had Kurtwood Smith facing off with Mitch Pileggi. How much bald badassery can you fit on one TV screen? Favorite musical moment: Despite all the haunting and frightening music to choose from, my favorite moment is an audio joke. There is a point in "Bad Blood" where the camera is tight on Mulder's face after getting dragged behind the RV. He's giving a weary voiceover, backed by the helicopter-like "thump thump thump" of the Magic Fingers bed. Snow cleverly underscores this with a muted version of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries", turning the shot into a parody of the opening scene of "Apocalypse Now". There are other classical cues in the episode, but you have to love a play on classic cinema.
May 27, 2011, 6:23 a.m. CST
Freudian slip there....rats!
May 27, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST
anyone know where to track them down? videohoax AT hotmail
May 27, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST
While i dont have A single favorite episode, "jose chung's from outer space" is definitly in my top five. As for "closure", that is my favorite music moment of the series. Still stays with me as a powerful climax to the mulder sister story and as a kind of eulogy to all missing children.
May 27, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST
That would've been my pick if I hadn't thought "I'll enter this when I get home" and then forgot all about it. Not just for the way the Cher songs are integrated, but for Mark Snow's score in the two diner scenes and the theme that plays when the townspeople take up the pitchforks and torches to hunt down the creature. Its great stuff. That was, and still is, one of my favourite episodes. But all of those listed above a great examples of Snow's work.
May 27, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST
May 27, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST
I'm gonna make your wish of being CHOPPED come true. a true professional would be able to write a coherent review of XMEN with their scrote in someones mouth. But this is Ginger fat-ass we are talking about. He obviously hasnt seen it yet or Fox didnt give him the lifesize Cerebro-modified wheelchair he's been begging for. Dont bring a knife to a CHOPfight. CHOPPED.
May 27, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...Nick Fury is WHITE?!
May 27, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST
May 27, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST
When I saw that I nearly shat the drawers
May 28, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST
by The Mothman
I did some research before purchasing the DVDs and the consensus seems to be that it was all making sense up to Fight The Future; after that, when they moved production to LA, is when it started going pear-shaped. So I bought seasons 1-5 and avoided the rest. Have I done the right thing?
May 28, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST
6 was a good final wrap up after the movie, 7 was VERY hit or miss. 8 is a step in the right direction (after rewatching, I really like Doggett), and 9 was almost a disaster.
June 15, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST
Mathis didn't give them the rights to use his rendition in that episode. That was my favorite song moment though.
June 15, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST
Doggett did add a needed dynamic but the writing was pretty shoddy by then. I always thought Carter should have paid off the alien invasion but he kept to his formula until the end.
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