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Blades of Glory
(2007)
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Composed and Produced by:
Theodore Shapiro

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Jon Kull

Co-Conducted by:
Mike Nowak

Co-Orchestrated by:
Pete Anthony
Bruce Babcock
Brad Dechter
John Ashton Thomas
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Lakeshore Records
(August 21st, 2007)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if even average, spoon-fed parody scores of absolutely no distinctive personality rouse you with their head-spinning diversity.

Avoid it... if you require your parody scores to truly take themselves seriously, because the tone of Theodore Shapiro's music for this film is too cute and airy to be considered worthwhile as a standalone listening experience on album.
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WRITTEN 4/8/11
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Blades of Glory: (Theodore Shapiro) Despite his occasional hits, it's difficult to understand why Will Ferrell is considered so funny. Perhaps it's not the fault of the man, but rather the crew with which he usually finds himself surrounded. Such was the case with the directorial debut of Josh Gordon and Will Speck in 2007 with Blades of Glory, a reunion of "Saturday Night Live" veterans that made its parody of the sports genre so ridiculous that it ceased being funny after just a few minutes. Essentially the ice skating equivalent to Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory is little more than MTV's attempt to cash in on yet another variation of the Ferrell box office phenomenon, with low brow humor and terrible special effects that render the movie painful to tolerate. Ferrell and Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder play two world-class figure skaters of completely opposite personalities, Ferrell a wild sex addict and Heder the effeminate, more refined type. The two get into a fight when accepting medals after a competition and are barred from the fictional stand-in for the Olympics. With the help of Craig T. Nelson in a familiar role, the two skaters train together to bypass the rules of the sport by skating in a same-sex pair, allowing them to not only perform maneuvers on the ice not achieved before, but also infuse a level of homosexual undertones to take over where The Cutting Edge left off. There are other skaters are the villains and kidnap and injure the pair, but to no avail, of course. There's something unsavory about seeing a movie like Blades of Glory gross almost three times its budget, begging ongoing questions about the intelligence of the American gene pool. Not daunted by any of this stupidity was composer Theodore Shapiro, who was already well into a solid career as a parody expert by the time Blades of Glory came sliding his way. Like many of his contemporaries in the comedy genre in the 2000's, Shapiro is a musical chameleon who has never had a chance to establish his own style of writing because he's made too many paychecks emulating the styles of others. His music is typically quite effective, applying contemporary and orchestral tones much like Christopher Lennertz, Mark Mothersbaugh, and others. The majority of his best known assignments at the time were heavier on the pop-inspired side, better equating him with James L. Venable or George S. Clinton, but as his popular music for Tropic Thunder confirmed the following year, his capabilities in terms of handling an orchestra are quite adept.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 39:45
• 1. Slice and Dice on Ice (1:09)
• 2. Capture the Dream (2:37)
• 3. Freight Train From Hell (2:36)
• 4. Snow Cones (2:27)
• 5. Icy Hot Superslide (1:21)
• 6. The Verticoli (0:54)
• 7. The Family Plot (1:55)
• 8. The Iron Lotus (1:31)
• 9. Ready to Make History (1:00)
• 10. The Illustrated Man (1:16)
• 11. Pile of Guts (1:58)
• 12. The Loophole (0:57)
• 13. Grublets on Ice! (0:56)
• 14. The Human Onion (0:35)
• 15. We Did It (0:41)
• 16. Plan B (0:52)
• 17. Stranz and Fairchild (0:55)
• 18. Disowned (1:12)
• 19. Cruel Bitch Mother (1:21)
• 20. World Wintersport (0:28)
• 21. The Chase (6:53)
• 22. Breaking the Ice (0:22)
• 23. Blades of Glory (6:02)

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