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10 Cloverfield Lane
(2016)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:
Bear McCreary

Orchestrated by:
Edward Trybek
Henri Wilkinson
Jonathan Beard
Kory McMaster
Sean Barrett

Co-Produced by:
Steve Kaplan
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sparks & Shadows (McCreary)
(March 11th, 2016)
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Regular U.S. release. The CD album followed the digital album's release by a few months. Both were released by the composer's own label, and both feature the same contents.
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Buy it... if you appreciate surprisingly intelligent psychological horror scores that balance their discomforting passages with lyrically enticing moments of accessibly tonal suspense.

Avoid it... if you are the type to over-analyze your film scores, because there are enough intentionally counterintuitive choices made by Bear McCreary here to potentially leave you somewhat dissatisfied with his approach.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,786
WRITTEN 6/12/16
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10 Cloverfield Lane: (Bear McCreary) Before anyone screams "spoiler!" about this review, let's keep in mind that if there's one thing that filmmaker J.J. Abrams obsesses about more than any other, it's aliens. His cultish hit, Cloverfield from 2008, apparently fed into his fascination with bizarre accounts of otherworldly encounters to such an extent that his team of director Dan Trachtenberg and screenwriter Damien Chazelle revised a rather mundane psychological horror script into a pseudo-sequel of Cloverfield for 2016's less heralded but still successful 10 Cloverfield Lane. Rampant speculation exists about the literal connections between the films' plots, though the more important link remains the unusual personal storylines that exist during the disintegration of society. Despite the fact there's a likely related alien invasion occurring in both films, the task of 10 Cloverfield Lane is to fool you into believing that man is the real monster of the universe. The film spends most of its running time convincing you that the doomsday preparation fanatic who rescues (read: kidnaps) the young female protagonist for his underground bunker during some kind of widespread surface catastrophe is the sole problem at hand. When she escapes, there are larger issues that would make Fox Mulder proud, and the heroine is thrust into the position of combatant against far greater powers. Leading up to the arguably cheap twist ending is the fairly standard psychological horror script that spawned this entire production, and playing along with that expected formula is Bear McCreary's score. A tirelessly busy composer of the younger generation, McCreary first became widely noticed after his music for the "Battlestar Galactica" television series that he joined in 2004. Since then, his presence in the television realm has been both prolific and impressive in the quality of output, including countless hours of music for "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "The Walking Dead," "Da Vinci's Demons," "Outlander," and "Black Sails," among others. There have been a few feature film projects long the way, but 10 Cloverfield Lane represents the composer's first truly mainstream feature project.



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Average: 3.22 Stars
***** 18 5 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 63:44
• 1. Michelle (6:08)
• 2. The Concrete Cell (8:29)
• 3. Howard (5:00)
• 4. A Bright Red Flash (2:53)
• 5. At the Door (3:00)
• 6. Two Stories (2:47)
• 7. Message From Megan (3:07)
• 8. Hazmat Suit (3:02)
• 9. A Happy Family (3:52)
• 10. The Burn (6:15)
• 11. Up Above (3:04)
• 12. Valencia (6:12)
• 13. The New Michelle (3:25)
• 14. 10 Cloverfield Lane (6:23)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a wealth of information, including lists of performers, photos from the sessions, and detailed notes from the composer about the score. The booklet is so thick that it barely fits in the jewel case; do not be surprised if you damage the booklet attempting to re-insert it into the case.
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