From Lakeshore Records comes Good Kill
Lakeshore Records will release the Good Kill – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD on May 12, 2015. The album features the film’s original score by Christophe Beck.
Good Kill is the story of fighter pilot, Major Tommy Egan, who has been flying F--16’s in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is still flying missions in that part of the world but now he is doing it from the inside of a very different cockpit. He is a drone pilot, fighting the war by remote control from an air-conditioned cubicle 7,000 miles away on a base near Las Vegas. It’s about the new schizophrenia of war.
“In approaching the score, I wanted to create a certain sonic ambiguity between the two desert landscapes featured: rural Nevada and Pakistan,” explained Beck.
After fighting the Taliban. For 12 hours a day, Tommy goes home to the suburbs to feud with his wife and kids for the other 12. Set during the greatest escalation of drone strikes, it’s about the moral conflicts and dilemmas of using this new technology. But it’s very much a personal story. Tommy is becoming a casualty of a war he’s fighting from half a world away, all while in absolutely no danger. He is a pilot suffering from shell shock and grieving the death of those actually flying, while also feeling guilty that he’s so far away from the shells. He is becoming disconnected from real life, relating more to the targets he’s watching, and their families, than his own family. Most importantly, he is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he now engaged in a war without end?
“The lack of clarity and separation between the home and war fronts is key to understanding Tommy's confusion and motivation in the film and seemed like the perfect window through which to share that feeling with the audience musically,” Beck described.
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