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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
(2007)
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Composed, Produced, and Co-Orchestrated by:

Conducted by:
Damon Intrabartolo

Co-Orchestrated by:
Rick Giovinazzo
Frank Macchia
Sean McMahon
John Ashton Thomas
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Sony Classical
(June 19th, 2007)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you enjoyed the somewhat anonymous style of John Ottman's score for the original film, or if you took particular note of the impressive Silver Surfer theme in the film itself.

Avoid it... if the score for the first film left you cold and bored, for Ottman doesn't throw many creative or intellectual bones at the sequel effort.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #826
WRITTEN 6/20/07
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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer: (John Ottman) If only the Silver Surfer could suck a giant hole in the part of Hollywood that produces mindless sequels, then perhaps the world would be a better place. After the 2005 adaptation of the Marvel comic book reached earnings in excess of $300 million, the inevitability of a sequel (or two) proved once again that the stupidity of the average movie-goer is too attractive an investment to ignore. For the sequel to Fantastic Four, director Tim Story and his cast and crew return for the long-awaited and predictably botched cinematic debut of Galactus and the Silver Surfer, among the most memorable of any Marvel super-villains. A contrived love story, some blatantly dumb product placement, and embarrassing attempts at funny one-liners in the countless re-writes of the script during production all yield a film sufficient for the intellect of 12-year-old boys. In the film's favor, however, is the continuity of its most important elements, and John Ottman's music is among those who returned for continued duties. His score for the original film fueled the debate about his qualifications in the superhero genre, with many listeners commenting that Ottman's thematic constructs for grand heroes are too simplistic to be really effective. This criticism has extended through many of his superhero scores, though his original ideas alongside those of John Williams in Superman Returns were a breakthrough for Ottman. Unfortunately, his title theme for Fantastic Four was, despite Ottman's pride in its creation, trite and underachieving. The score overall was lacking in spirit and soul, seemingly going through the motions without establishing a true, lasting musical identity for the characters. This was in no part due to Ottman's lack of attention to detail; he's not a lazy composer. Each of the four main characters had a theme or motif for their supernatural abilities. There's a love theme for Reed and Sue, as well as a villain's theme for Dr. Doom. What was sadly missing from Fantastic Four, though, was that devilishly creative sense of style that Ottman often infused into his horror and suspense scores during the first ten years of his career.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 50:57
• 1. Silver Surfer Theme (4:21)
• 2. Galactus Destroys/Opening (1:53)
• 3. Pursuing Doom (3:12)
• 4. Wedding Day Jitters (1:21)
• 5. Chasing the Surfer (2:32)
• 6. Camp Testosterone/Meeting the Surfer (3:35)
• 7. A Little Pursuasion (2:07)
• 8. Botched Heroics (4:26)
• 9. Someone I Once Knew (2:24)
• 10. The Future/Doom's Deal (2:58)
• 11. Sibling Switch (1:41)
• 12. Outside Help (2:38)
• 13. Springing the Surfer (1:57)
• 14. Doom's Double Cross (2:41)
• 15. Mr. Sherman/Under the Radar (1:55)
• 16. Four in One (3:04)
• 17. Silver Saviour/Aftermath (5:55)
• 18. Gunshot Wedding (1:18)
• 19. Noren Radd (0:49)

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The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the score or film.
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