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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for May, 2004:





5/31/04 - The June/July, 2004 Cue Clue Contest is now under way! Filmtracks and the Sony Music family of labels are proud to offer five winners a copy of the new, expanded release of Dances With Wolves. Due to the advanced level of difficulty of the clips in the past few contests, the three clips for this contest have been chosen to be a bit easier. If you haven't already done so, visit the Filmtracks Cool Stuff page and enjoy the three mystery clips. Remember, you only need to identify at least one of the three clips correctly in order to be entered, but you can double or triple your chances of winning by identifying multiple clips. Good luck!

5/30/04 - Dances With Wolves: (John Barry) --Updated Review-- "...In 2004, as part of a celebration of Barry's 70th birthday, Sony released Dances With Wolves once again, removing the pop tracks and featuring about twenty minutes of previously unreleased material and alternate versions of famous cues that were also previously unavailable in original form. The extended material is sprinkled through the album with a few negligible extra minutes in existing cues. The full film versions of the "Buffalo Hunt" and "John Dunbar Theme," as well as an extension of the love theme in "Falling in Love," are welcomed additions. Unless you are a serious John Barry collector, however, this expanded album may not offer you much more satisfaction than the gold one from 1995. Despite the press stating that the 2004 Sony album is the "entire" score, Barry reportedly recorded 100 minutes of music for Dances With Wolves, and thus it is likely not complete. Sadly, if you put all of the pop and other alternate versions of this music together on one set, it would have to encompass two CDs...." ***** Read the entire review.

5/21/04 - Basic Instinct: (Jerry Goldsmith) --Updated Review-- "...the score was available on the Varèse Sarabande label at the time of the film's release, and offered 10 cues over 45-minutes that served as an adequate representation of the various thematic ideas and instrumental motifs that Goldsmith created for the score. A dozen years later, the Prometheus label released an expanded album for Basic Instinct that presents Goldsmith's full effort in film order. While casual fans could probably stay content with the original 1992 album, the Goldsmith collector should definitely be intrigued by the 2004 album. As time has passed, Basic Instinct has proven to be even more of a fascinating and unique work in Goldsmith's career, and while the material absent from the original album is not earth-shattering, it is still as interesting as the music you've heard before. The filler cues --underscore, essentially-- for the film is just as eerie and tense as the rest of the music, and it simply expands upon the mood of the original 45 minutes and places it at about 75 minutes in length..." **** Read the entire review.

5/15/04 - Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius: (James Horner) --All New Review-- "After producing four scores all for release in the last two months of 2003, James Horner continues his fast pace of writing with both his replacement score for Troy and a his heartfelt work for Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, both of which released on album on the same day in May, 2004. The story of Bobby Jones could seem like 120 minutes of Hell if you're not enthusiastic about golf and its history. Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. remains the one and only person to have ever won the title of Grand Slam Champion by winning the British Amateur, the British Open, the U.S. Open, and the U.S. Amateur, all in 1930. Having done so at age 28, the film serves as a biography of Jones' life up to and including that golfing record. It's a no-thrills detailing of Jones' sickly childhood, his 'miracle' year of performance on the golf courses of Scotland and America, and his ultimate decision to retire early to spend time with his family. The film was pounded by critics for being a boring depiction about an event that few people really care about..." ** Read the entire review.

5/9/04 - Toy Story: (Randy Newman) --All New Review-- "When pouring endless amounts of money into the development of the groundbreaking Toy Story project, Disney and Pixar were unsure if the leap in computer animation technology was going to be a success. Several years later, with little Woody and Buzz toys all over the world and a sequel feature film all to themselves, the Toy Story franchise has become a monumental success. The film would be the launching pad for Pixar technology, with several similarly constructed animation films to follow. For Disney, the established core composer of their animated musicals at the time was Alan Menken, who was concurrently writing for Pocahontas. Instead of choosing this tested route, the studios handed the Toy Story scoring assignment over to Randy Newman, who was already established as a composer who could also bring a flair for happy, lazy songs to a project. While Menken could have matched Newman's underscore (if not exceeded it in even its slapstick quality), Menken didn't have the kind of jolly heart in his songs as Newman...." *** Read the entire review.






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