The Thing – Suite / Ennio Morricone
John Carpenter’s The Thing is considered a masterpiece, telling the story of a group of researchers in Antarctica who find themselves trapped in their research center with a shape-shifting alien.
It’s the film’s masterful building and guiding of tension throughout that makes it so undeniable a classic — tension largely aided by Morricone’s score. It’s one of the stranger corners of Morricone’s compositions, which makes its iconic status all the more delightfully confounding.
Instrumentation: 3 (3.= picc), 2, 3, 3 – 4, 3, 3, 1 – timp, 4perc, d.s., hp, pn (a. synth), str