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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
(2014)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
Peter Bateman
Jon Kull
Jeff Atmajian
John Ashton Thomas

Co-Produced by:
Jim Weidman
Sven Faulconer
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Republic Records
(November 24th, 2014)
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Buy it... if you desire increased maturation of the symphonic and choral depth in this franchise's music, James Newton Howard offering more highlights to coincide with one very memorable source song from contributing artists.

Avoid it... if you demand greater clarity in Howard's attribution of themes, because while he remains very loyal to his existing melodies, his application of them doesn't always make complete sense.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,490
WRITTEN 1/18/15
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1: (James Newton Howard) Got a novel worth making into a movie? Why not make it into two movies per book? Hey, it works! It doesn't matter what the franchise is these days. Let's bleed the worldwide consumer by adapting screenplays so you can whip two movies out of a book instead of one and make a few extra hundred millions of dollars. In the case of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, as in The Hobbit at the same time, the existence of the extra films resulted in prolonged agony for some viewers, for the storyline really didn't need stretched to such lengths. But fans of the Suzanne Collins "Hunger Games" concept didn't care, making the split 2014 film the most fiscally successful of the series regardless of the shameless commercialism of its division. The war is definitely on between the rural Districts and evil Capitol by this point in the story, heroine Katniss Everdeen surviving multiple trips through the Hunger Games process and becoming the figurehead of the rebellion against the wealthy overlords of this lovely vision of a future humanity. Social commentary juxtaposed against interpersonal relationships continues to define the series, and between all the comparisons to real-life warfare, battles over communication technologies, and the obligatory love triangle, it seems that the concept has all the bases covered. The music for this series has always been something of an unfortunate mess, starting with veteran fantasy composer James Newton Howard's late arrival on the scene of the first film and the disappointing infusion of outside talent in the lending of themes that muddied the franchise's soundtrack identity. It would seem, finally, that Howard was given a bit more direction (or at least presence) over the music used in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, because the film places a much stronger emphasis on the existing identities and Howard's own creations. The main exception in this entry is the pivotal source song for this film, "The Hanging Tree," which was penned by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of the American folk band, "The Lumineers." Howard was tasked with arranging this important song into this new score and developing his own growing collection of themes, all the while being mindful of the continued insertion of the "Horn of Plenty" melody from the first film that continues to prevail in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.



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Average: 3.41 Stars
***** 47 5 Stars
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** 28 2 Stars
* 18 1 Stars
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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 Score Review, by Entertainment Junkie
Callum Hofler - January 25, 2015, at 7:08 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 69:36
• 1. The Mockingjay (2:39)
• 2. Remind Her Who the Enemy Is (2:30)
• 3. District 12 (3:24)
• 4. Snow's Speech (3:32)
• 5. Please Welcome Peeta (3:53)
• 6. Katniss' Nightmare (2:06)
• 7. The Arsenal (3:55)
• 8. Incoming Bombers (4:34)
• 9. Don't be a Fool Katniss (1:40)
• 10. District 12 Ruins (4:05)
• 11. The Hanging Tree* (3:38)
• 12. Peeta's Broadcast (1:45)
• 13. Air Raid Drill (4:32)
• 14. It's Gonna be a Long Night (2:27)
• 15. Taunting the Car (2:09)
• 16. White Roses (3:26)
• 17. District 8 Hospital (2:07)
• 18. The Broadcast (1:12)
• 19. Jamming the Capitol (3:28)
• 20. Inside the Tribute Center (3:45)
• 21. Put Me On the Air (3:10)
• 22. They're Back (2:47)
• 23. Victory (2:54)
* written by Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites, and Suzanne Collins, and performed by Jennifer Lawrence

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The insert includes a list of performers and a brief note from the director.
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