Day of the Dolphin - Theme From The Day Of Dolphin - Georges Delerue by Score Revolution published on 2012/11/14 00:01:16 +0000 Selected tracks from Day of the Dolphin composed by Georges Delerue. Please visit our website at www.scorerevolution.com to listen, download, and license tracks for your media projects. All licensing inquiries can be directed to email@example.com George C. Scott stars as Dr. Jake Terrell in director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Buck Henry’s 1973 adaptation of Robert Merle’s popular 1967 novel “A Sentient Animal.” The cult science fiction thriller centers on Terrell’s efforts to find and recapture the dolphins he has trained to understand and speak English before they can be used to carry out a political assassination. One of the most prolific and acclaimed composers of all time, the late Georges Delerue is often most closely associated with the films of François Truffaut, though it is through such scores as “Day of the Dolphin” that Delerue’s remarkable diversity is best appreciated. The unusual, lavishly romantic communion of strings and harp on display in the tracks Theme From the Day of The Dolphin and Eye of the Dolphin – The Red Ball establishes Delerue’s unique approach to the film’s orchestration, aiming to supplant traditional “thriller” scoring approaches with arrangements more attuned to the film’s oceanic backdrop. Many tracks feature instrumentation meant to evoke the communicative sounds of cetaceans is seamlessly woven with conventional orchestra (Circles & Squares, Whirlpool), while others, like the sweepingly romantic Nocturne and the melancholic Return to the Island – Goodbye, evince an elegance and fluidity that is unmistakably Delerue.