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The Adjustment Bureau
(2011)
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Relativity Music Group
(March 1st, 2011)
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Buy it... if the generically computerized rhythmic chase scores of this generation no longer interest you and you seek the same atmospheric effect from Thomas Newman's reliably eclectic collection of oddly compiled instruments.

Avoid it... if the only thing that connects less with you emotionally than generically computerized rhythmic chase scores is precisely Newman's usual rattling and clunking rhythms, a sound that unfortunately disappoints in this aimless application.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,580
WRITTEN 4/26/11
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The Adjustment Bureau: (Thomas Newman) Predestination and fate are concepts that have been explored throughout science fiction in an attempt to raise existential questions about religion and other weighty topics in the environment of a thriller. George Nolfi's 2011 film The Adjustment Bureau is perhaps the most notable packaging of this brain-twisting genre since 1998's Dark City, once again placing the elements of romance and destiny at odds with mysterious powers that seem to control everyday lives. The chase is once again on in The Adjustment Bureau, Matt Damon playing a rising political star who happens upon a chance encounter with a dancer portrayed by Emily Blunt. Strange men in hats who can travel through time and space using special doorways use their powers to keep the pair apart, eventually explaining that the "plan" for the politician's successful American presidential run and the ballerina's great career are both jeopardized by their unsanctioned romance. Planned futures are no match for love at first sight, however, and the "adjustment bureau" that points us in the proper directions eventually has to decide how far it is willing to go to protect the "proper" timeline. The religious implications and paradoxical chases earned generally positive reviews and Universal will see profits from the film, though it's more likely to be destined for a cult following than mainstream acceptance. Nolfi's previous credits had been as a writer, and in those films, the composer duties had rotated widely. For The Adjustment Bureau, he turned to Thomas Newman, once a darling of the industry who has in recent years chosen only an odd assortment of less obvious assignments. By the late 2000's, little remained of the Tom Newman who wrote compelling orchestral music in dramatic films, a frequent nominee for Academy Awards despite never winning. Instead, his knack for experimenting with strange instrumental and rhythmic textures led him down a completely different path, composing comparatively quirky and oddball scores of minimal power and depth for more intimate topics. There is no doubt that The Adjustment Bureau represents a continuation of Newman's meandering walk down the avenue of minimalism, an intriguing but not completely alienating method of tackling a science fiction story. The problem some listeners have with these kinds of scores is not their lack of symphonic bravado, but simply any engaging spirit of connection with the listener. In many ways, Newman is a master at writing exotically cold rhythmic music, and The Adjustment Bureau is a direct result of that talent and inclination.



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Joel A. Griswell - May 15, 2011, at 9:44 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 56:24
• 1. Fate (0:39)
• 2. Inflection Points (1:42)
• 3. Elise (3:27)
• 4. Four Elections (1:46)
• 5. Future's Bright - performed by Richard Ashcroft (5:51)
• 6. The Girl on the Bus (2:42)
• 7. Square-One Reset (2:21)
• 8. Richardson (2:21)
• 9. None of Them Are You (2:15)
• 10. New Leaf (2:53)
• 11. Pier 17 (3:22)
• 12. Recalibration (1:35)
• 13. The Substrate (1:32)
• 14. Real Kiss (1:54)
• 15. Fever (Adam Freeland Extended Remix) - performed by Sarah Vaughan (7:02)
• 16. The Illusion of Free Will (2:32)
• 17. Escher Loop (4:14)
• 18. The Ripples Must Be Endless (End Title) (3:14)
• 19. Are You Ready - performed by Richard Ashcroft and the United Nations of Sound (5:02)

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