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U-571
(2000)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:
Richard Marvin

Co-Produced by:
Ford A. Thaxton
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Super Tracks Music Group (Promo)
(July 19th, 2000)
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Limited promotional release, available only through soundtrack specialty outlets.
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Buy it... if you, like many fans of the war genre on film, have traditionally enjoyed all capably robust and thematic scores for submarine thrillers.

Avoid it... if you demand originality in your adventure scores, for Richard Marvin forces several previous scores by other composers (with one bordering on plagiarism) into this otherwise entertaining effort.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #248
WRITTEN 8/16/00, REVISED 11/25/07
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U-571: (Richard Marvin) Despite the popularity of submarine films amongst the avid following of the war genre, there have been relatively few of them. The 2000 film U-571 by director Jonathan Mostow was based loosely on a true story, but credited Americans with the theft of the Enigma coding machine in WWII rather than the British, who were the real life heroes of the capture. Despite the liberties taken in the adaptation of the story, U-571 is still an effective thriller of a film. Abandoning the hard, glittery technical edges that made The Hunt for Red October and Crimson Tide successful earlier in the decade, Mostow's intent was to create a throwback to films such as The Enemy Below and Run Silent, Run Deep, the golden age of underwater thrillers that inevitably involved a lengthy dual between a submarine and destroyer. Without fail, U-571 follows this equation, but its blatant American patriotism, extended mostly by its cast and its score, was questionable. Submarine films have also been famous through the years for their music, not only in the entries from the Golden Age and Digital Age, but also through the lesser-followed intermediary years of Das Boot and Ice Station Zebra. For U-571, Mostow would turn to the relatively unknown composer Richard Marvin for the score; Marvin had stepped in and contributed additional music to the second score for Mostow's previous film, Breakdown, after Basil Poledouris could not provide a satisfactory and complete replacement for his own rejected work. Marvin was a veteran of television films and other and small budget projects, and U-571 was an opportunity for mainstream, blockbuster exposure. While the film would earn quite well and establish a loyal following, Marvin's career did not receive a significant boost. This despite a very competent score that provided significant bravado to the film while obeying obvious, meddling suggestions from the director.



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Average: 3.89 Stars
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Kiddo - September 14, 2006, at 2:43 p.m.
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The band in U571
Steve - March 24, 2006, at 6:58 a.m.
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Where I found this soundtrack
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 62:18
• 1. End Credits #1 (2:16)
• 2. Sub Battle (5:46)
• 3. Material Office (1:14)
• 4. Chase (2:54)
• 5. Finale and Dedication (4:41)
• 6. Picking Up Survivors (2:41)
• 7. S-33 Leaves Port (1:43)
• 8. Big Leaks (1:46)
• 9. Restarting the U-571 (1:07)
• 10. Going to 200 Meters (1:05)
• 11. Destroyer Battle (8:36)
• 12. Enigma Photo/Swastika (2:09)
• 13. Pier Intro (0:55)
• 14. Lock and Load (2:17)
• 15. Taking the U-571 (1:44)
• 16. Tyler Picks Trigger (1:15)
• 17. U-571 Rises/Trigger Struggles (2:34)
• 18. S-33 Sinks (2:22)
• 19. Searching Below (2:14)
• 20. Opening/U-571 Attacks (2:30)
• 21. U-571 Surfaces (1:24)
• 22. Tyler's Torpedo Plan (5:10)
• 23. Quiet Theme (End Credits #2) (3:38)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes credits and a lengthy note from director Jonathan Mostow about working with Marvin.
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