Heist - Theodore Shapiro


Before he started scoring comedies, Theodore Shapiro wrote two standout scores for David Mamet. The first was State and Main, released by RCA Victor on CD. The second was Heist, an underrated, lippy thriller starring Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito and Delroy Lindo delivering classic, profanity-laced Mamet barbs. Shapiro's score harkens back to a '70s aesthetic with bass and a solemn brass theme not unlike Ron Grainer's The Omega Man. The score also has a sharp-edged Goldsmith feel, particularly Goldsmith's smoky Chinatown and aggressive L.A. Confidential. Released only as a promotional disc, and yours for $0. Remember, stay quiet, as quiet as an ant pissing on cotton.

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7 Responses to “Heist - Theodore Shapiro”

  1. # Blogger xmnr0x23

    Waaaaahh!!! Heist OST up for grabs? I didn't know there was a promo. Never understood why it wasn't released. Enjoyed that music a lot. Kind of a modern version of the lovely vintage 70s scores, with chopped up beats. Nice work. As it happens I got curious again and watched the movie for the 3rd time 2 days ago.

    Thank you, thank you... _thank_ you!!  

  2. # Anonymous Anonymous

    After three days of resarch for the Heist-Soundtrack I finally found you're awesome blog. I think for me as a soundtrack collector you're my new hero.
    As I see the Ā«Heist,-File is expired. Do you know of any place I could get a hold of it? Actually my wife wanted the soundtrack for christmas...
    Best wishes anyway from Zurich, Switzerland  

  3. # Blogger Soundtrack Sharity

    For a limited time...

    New download link for "Heist"... Enjoy!  

  4. # Blogger Ari

    Amazing soundtrack, and I am extremely appreciative of the work you have done and continue to do with respect to these scores that are otherwise unavailable. Hours of searching with a variety of methods brought me here for the score to Heist, and I cannot thank you enough.

    Keep up the great work -  

  5. # Blogger La Piazza Gancio

    Seven-years ago I had the pleasure, and now know why I could never find the soundtrack.

    Thank you for sharing this!  

  6. # Blogger Steve Zelt

    Along with the others, thanks for this!  

  7. # Blogger bARON

    Does anyone have a current (July of 2013) active download link for this? Thanks!  

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