"With so many ghostly films these days delivering only odd noises and electronic sound design instead of music, Christopher gave me a classic, chilling, atmospheric score that is at once haunting, suspenseful, romantic, and emotionally felt. It recalls the traditions of Herrmann, Goldsmith, and Rozsa while being exceedingly contemporary."
"Christopher.....there is talent, and there is genius and somewhere a step above is your gift."
–– Walter Koenig, Director, Actor, Writer of Star Trek fame.
Trail of the Screaming Forehead
"After hearing Christopher's dynamic score for our re-release of MAJOR DUNDEE, as well as some of his silent-film work, I knew he was the perfect guy to arrange and conduct the title song to TRAIL OF THE SCREAMING FOREHEAD, which would be sung by the multi-Grammy-winning Manhattan Transfer. And man, did he come through: his skillful use of strings and harp provided the perfect, lush counterpoint to the song's zany lyrics, and his vocal arrangement was so remarkable that the Transfer members (who normally do their own arranging) took to it with ease and were delighted with the final result. As were we all."
–– Michael Schlesinger, Sony Pictures consultant and
co-producer of TRAIL OF THE SCREAMING FOREHEAD.
Featuring the Manhattan Transfer
"Early screenings of FOOTPRINTS have consistently mentioned Christopher's score as a point of excellence. It is original and innovative while always maintaining story momentum and psychological truth. This was not an easy film to score, but Christopher nailed it."
––Steven Peros, Writer/Director
Footprints premieres on Wednesday, April 13th at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Footprints opens April 15th at the Quad Cinema in Manhattan and the Sunset 5 in Los Angeles.
"Christopher Caliendo has written a score for Dark and Stormy Night that would do John Morris proud. Like Morris' wonderful sore for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Caliendo never winks at the material. He created a suite for us that is alternately sweeping and sinister, lush and lurking, sometimes soaring, sometimes sneaking, in a rich romantic vein that you just don't find in writing in Hollywood these days. It perfectly compliments our straight-faced spoof of those old dark house mysteries of the 30's, with their sliding panels, secret passageways, houseful of eccentric suspects, and murderous phantoms. For me, it completes a wonderful design trifecta, with Tony Tremblay's amazing sets, and Kristin Burke's spot-on costumes."