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Tarzan
(2014)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Florian Tessloff
Jan-Peter Klopfel
Max North

Performed by:
Berlin Session Orchestra and Filmchor Berlin
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Milan Records
(July 1st, 2014)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you long lamented the absence of David Newman from view in the action and adventure realm, for Tarzan is a triumphant return and evolution of the composer's style into the blockbuster mould of the 2010's.

Avoid it... if you cannot tolerate even the best incorporations of temp track influences in your film music, because while Newman expertly balances fresh ideas with the derivative desires of the filmmakers, learned ears can still hear the connections.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,584
WRITTEN 2/15/15
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Tarzan: (David Newman) If you desire to behold a great example of how a filmmaker can totally screw up a literary classic, look no further than Reinhard Klooss's German-made 3D version of Tarzan. The English-language motion capture endeavor sought to be a non-musical animated alternative to a 1999 Disney production that was another variant on the 1914 book "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Among the plethora of fatal flaws with Germany's 2014 re-envisioning (although the movie featured in a few international venues in 2013, it opened in its home country, as well as America and Britain, in 2014, assigning it to the latter year for Filmtracks' purposes) was a mutilation of the script to give the story fantasy, science fiction, and environmentalist elements exaggerated to embarrassing degrees. Ape and human characters are also re-purposed at will. The brutality of the story's interactions and overarching message made it a piss poor choice for young children to attend. Most problematic is the simple fact that the animation techniques in 2014's Tarzan are absolutely horrendous, the quality of the composites ridiculously underdeveloped compared to contemporary peers. Even the human anatomy of the titular character is so malformed that his depiction and movements become laughable. Needless to say, the movie was blasted by critics and relied upon marginal grosses mainly from hapless audiences in Russia and Brazil to sustain itself. The only redemptive element to come out of the film was a continuation of the collaboration between Klooss and composer David Newman. Their partnership for another German animated film, Animals United, in 2010 resulted in a fine outing for Newman and represented a rare album release for the son of famed composer Alfred Newman. While silly comedy and other wacky topics have always remained a staple of David Newman's career (let's not forget that he wrote music for Tim Burton before Danny Elfman did), they seem to have taken control of his career by the 2010's, his ventures into mainstream action and science fiction sadly sparse after the 1990's. While the animation film score for Animals United was still rooted in the lighter side of things, it previewed the evolution of style that would bring Newman into the 2010's style of composition for the much more mature Tarzan.



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Average: 3.52 Stars
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Great review as usual! My favorite part:
Mr. E - March 18, 2015, at 4:31 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 73:33
• 1. Tarzan (Prologue) (1:29)
• 2. Family Fun (3:14)
• 3. Kala and Kerchak (4:23)
• 4. Tarzan is Alive (1:56)
• 5. Tarzan Wakes Up (2:38)
• 6. Growing Up (2:10)
• 7. Tarzan Climbs Tree (1:59)
• 8. Tarzan Looks Beyond (1:32)
• 9. Tarzan Helps Jane (2:40)
• 10. Jane and Dad (3:52)
• 11. Tarzan (3:14)
• 12. Tarzan Fight (1:57)
• 13. Jane Returns to the Camp (3:36)
• 14. Tarzan in Camp (1:48)
• 15. Blackmail (1:44)
• 16. Tarzan and Jane (5:11)
• 17. Tarzan and Jane in the Lake (2:37)
• 18. Entrance to Cave (3:46)
• 19. Reunion (2:02)
• 20. Kala is Shot (3:31)
• 21. Tarzan Mourns for Kala (2:40)
• 22. Take Me to the Meteor (4:56)
• 23. Detonation in 8 Minutes (3:04)
• 24. Finale (2:43)
• 25. Loud Like Love - performed by Placebo (4:51)

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