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A film concerning a futuristic universe, Pitch Black, directed by David Twohy, was scored using an arsenal of techniques that imbued a futurist connotation. The composer Graeme Revell used a wide variety of electronic tactics that screamed modern use of MIDI, as in the use of electronic drums and percussions. Much of the underscoring is as dissonant and eerie as the film itself. The only score that might have fit Pitch Black better would have been no score at all, for Revell seems to conjure silence through low, menacing sounds. Although the task seems as a paradox, Graeme succeeded in using the score to serve the five functions of music very well. The only aspect that seemed to be both a weakness and strength at the same time was the electronic sounds used. Often, it is hard to distinguish between sound effect and instrument; while this can be frustrating to a listening ear, the idea is also a strength, since the feeling of restlessness conveyed keeps a feeling of tension and anticipation.