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Flightplan
(2005)
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Composed, Conducted, Co-Orchestrated, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Produced by:
Simon Rhodes

Co-Orchestrated by:
Randy Kerber
Jon Kull
Conrad Pope
Kevin Kliesch
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Hollywood Records
(September 20th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you can appreciate intelligent sound design and rhythmic manipulation despite an often tumultuous, dense progression of percussion-heavy crescendos.

Avoid it... if several recognizable James Horner styles rolled into a tight, intense package would only aggravate your distaste for those styles.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #800
WRITTEN 11/12/05
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Flightplan: (James Horner) No matter how many times you've thought that screenwriters have conjured every conceivable, serious horror plot aboard an airplane, something with a twist flies onto the big screen. In Flightplan, Jodie Foster is taking her daughter across the world on a flight to address the death of her husband, riding on a newly designed super-aircraft which Foster's character helped engineer. Along the ride, the daughter disappears, and for a while, the film seems to follow similar psychological lines as The Forgotten, and the plot keeps you wondering if the film is either a psychological thriller or a typical maniac/kidnapper story. The first major American film by German Robert Schwentke, Flightplan relies upon the growing frustration, self-evaluation, and ultimately the panic of its star, and in these regards, the score for Flightplan by James Horner closely mirrors Foster's progressive decline. After a quiet summer of 2005 for the veteran composer, his output at the end of the year includes this throwback to some of his better horror genre scores of decades past. Horner has provided both some stinkers and winners in the "child abduction" department, even as recently as The Missing and The Forgotten a few years earlier, although Flightplan will likely better resemble the suspense scores of the early 1990's for collectors of Horner's works. To understand why the music for Flightplan starts and stops, builds hope and the deflates, and generally exists in a sort of dazy lack of focus, the relationship between Horner's direction and Foster's immediate frame of mind seems the be the key. To this end, what Horner has done here is extremely effective and intelligent, but like the trauma of any distressed mother, quite difficult to enjoy in a musical soundscape.



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Putty Pianos!!!
Trevor - September 26, 2006, at 8:48 p.m.
1 comment  (2251 views)
Boring!!!   Expand >>
ZED - November 20, 2005, at 7:53 p.m.
3 comments  (3941 views)
Newest: January 10, 2006, at 1:22 p.m. by
Pogel Adler
I love scores like these...   Expand >>
Nick - November 13, 2005, at 8:27 p.m.
3 comments  (3729 views)
Newest: October 19, 2006, at 3:58 p.m. by
Krishna Manohar
Alternate review of Flightplan at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - November 13, 2005, at 7:09 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 50:36
• 1. Leaving Berlin (8:24)
• 2. Missing Child (6:20)
• 3. The Search (9:41)
• 4. So Vulnerable (4:01)
• 5. Creating Panic (7:05)
• 6. Opening the Casket (3:13)
• 7. Carlson's Plan (6:51)
• 8. Mother and Child (5:10)

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