Paparazzi | Brian Tyler
In this Mel Gibson-produced 2004 thriller directed by Paul Abascal, a movie star (Cole Hauser) plots an elaborate murder/frame-up as revenge for the paparazzi-instigated injury of his wife and child.
Delivering another of his trademark hard-driving, heavily percussive action scores, composer Bryan Tyler infuses “Paparazzi” with both suspense and a jolt of adrenaline. Pulsating timpani wrestle with screaming strings over the menacing growl of electronic bass in such tracks as Cat and Mouse, The Break-In, Garbage Fetish and Camera Chase. Between such surges, both the movie and Tyler’s score take time to exhale with a more introspective look at the disturbed mind of a man driven to the edge, an eerily braided use of subtle synthesizer and unsettling strings: “The Awakening,” “Silent Anger,” “The Telltale Pen” and “Blackmail.”