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The 33
(2015)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
J.A.C. Redford

Co-Produced by:
Simon Rhodes
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
WaterTower Music
(November 6th, 2015)
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Regular U.S. release, available as a CD on demand from Amazon.com.
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Buy it... if you cannot resist a sentimental conclusion to James Horner's career that almost appropriately summarizes motific and instrumental ideas from throughout his years.

Avoid it... if no measure of heart and nostalgia will triumph over your analytical inclination to label this score as nothing more than yet another tedious Horner self-referencing exercise.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,842
WRITTEN 3/8/16
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The 33: (James Horner) It is to the surprise of few that the events of the internationally reported 2010 mining accident in Chile would eventually become a movie, spruced up with mainstream acting talent and a fair dose of Hollywood dramatizations in its character interactions. The English-language production of Chile and Columbia, directed by Mexican Patricia Riggen, serves as a docudrama for the event in which 33 men were trapped beneath the surface and required the national government to step in for a hesitant mining company to drill the men to safety. With the outcome of the plot never in doubt, the film became an exercise in conveying, sometimes with bloated importance, the roles of principles involved in the accident and rescue. A solid cast works in the favor of The 33 but the movie was ultimately crushed by tepid critical response and poor box office returns. Among the few reasons to pay much continued thought to The 33 is the role the movie played at the end of composer James Horner's career. Enthusiasts of Horner's work are well aware that he had long declined most blockbuster scoring opportunities by the 2000's and 2010's, opting instead for films for which he could convey the hearts of compelling characters. An assignment such as The 33 precisely fit that mould, and it offered the ethnic tilt that would allow Horner to produce a score on a shoestring budget. It was not uncommon in his final years for Horner to score films at a personal financial loss if he found the topic or collaboration fulfilling. Of course, 2015 was bittersweet for film music collectors because, despite Horner's prolific year of production leading up to five new works debuting during that time, he lost his life after flying a vintage plane at too low an altitude in June. While The 33 was not the final score he had recorded, it was chronologically the last completed one released alongside a new motion picture. There are likely odds and ends that are destined to provide Horner fans with new music in 2016 and beyond, but for all practical purposes, The 33 represented the end of his career. Those hoping to hear a concluding opus from Horner had already received it in the form of Wolf Totem earlier in the year, and with Southpaw representing the composer's electronic side one last time, The 33 is a final foray into the intimate ethnic portion of the composer's sensibilities.



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Average: 3.06 Stars
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Review at Movie Wave
Southall - March 17, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
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A prototypical Horner swansong [EDITED]
SivakumarK - March 12, 2016, at 7:22 p.m.
1 comment  (415 views)
The 4th star...
OPMac - March 12, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 63:10
• 1. The Atacama Desert (1:59)
• 2. Empanadas for Dario (1:46)
• 3. To the Heart of the Mountain (2:30)
• 4. The Collapse (4:13)
• 5. Buried Alive (3:45)
• 6. Drilling, The Sweetest Sound! (1:06)
• 7. Prayer - Camp Hope (2:36)
• 8. The Drill Misses (and Dreams Fade...) (5:39)
• 9. Gracias a la Vida - performed by Cote De Pablo (4:51)
• 10. Aiming to Miss (3:38)
• 11. We Are All Well in the Refuge, The 33 (3:47)
• 12. Always Brothers (2:21)
• 13. Fenix (2:32)
• 14. First Ascent (4:59)
• 15. Celebrations (3:56)
• 16. Family is All We Have (2:59)
• 17. Al Final de Este Viaje en la Vida - performed by Los Bunkers (3:22)
• 18. The 33 (3:44)
• 19. Hope is Love (3:36)

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The insert includes short notes from the director and producer in tribute to Horner. Interestingly, there is no other recognition of the composer's death anywhere on the packaging.
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