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Ant-Man
(2015)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Tim Davies

Orchestrated by:
Kevin Kliesch
Tim Davies
Dave Metzger

Additional Music by:
Leo Birenberg
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Hollywood Records
(August 7th, 2015)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you bemoan stale, generic action music in your Marvel Cinematic Universe scores, for Christophe Beck infuses a tremendous sense of style and intelligent instrumentation into the base mould of Alan Silvestri's ballsy action material.

Avoid it... if you have adverse reactions to large-scale caper comedy music, especially when forced into the fantasy/action realm, because it's quite an unusual pairing in this era of otherwise predictable superhero scores.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,471
WRITTEN 10/18/15
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Ant-Man: (Christophe Beck) Among the seemingly infinite properties of the Marvel Universe, the odd Ant-Man storyline may not have seemed like a natural emphasis for transition into the cinematic realm along with other, better-known characters, but the process of adapting Ant-Man was one that began decades prior to its successful culmination in 2015. In production purgatory for many years, the idea was an eventual success despite high profile changes to the crew during the journey, with a director best known for comedy, Peyton Reed, brought aboard to helm Ant-Man. That makes sense, given that, alongside Guardians of the Galaxy, this entry has a distinct comedy vibe to it, with vintage grand heist themes running throughout its story (not to mention the notion that Michael Douglass could be serviceable as yet another aggrieved man of sophistication, this time as the scientific wonk behind the topic). This branch of Marvel's world involves suits that shrink people into insects primed for battle against each other and their respective armies. The inherent silliness of this idea, along with the fact that the hero is in fact a petty criminal with family issues, leads Ant-Man into territory unfamiliar to its kin. This transition proved a perfect fit for composer Christophe Beck, who entered the production relatively late due to the departure of director Edgar Wright and his collaborating composer, Steven Price. Beck had existed on the periphery of these films for years, having tackled Elektra in 2005 and the relatively similar fantasy realm of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief in 2010. While his prior collaboration with Reed and his success on 2013's Frozen were likely factors in the hiring decision, it's difficult to overlook the extensive experience Beck has had in heist-related and comedic caper projects. That tone of music was both a necessity and a major challenge in Ant-Man, because the studio and filmmakers' desire for a traditionally symphonic action score was at odds with the need for both the comedy tones and some kind of instrumental (likely synthetic) representation of battling insects. While it's not hard to imagine Brian Tyler adapting his Now You See Me attitude for a project like this, the product that Beck offers is strikingly effective and intelligently balances all of the film's needs in ways that both emulate Tyler, the influence that Jerry Goldsmith has on both of them, and the vintage caper tones that Beck resurrects from prior assignments.



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Average: 3.38 Stars
***** 37 5 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 65:20
• 1. Theme From Ant-Man (2:46)
• 2. Honey, I Shrunk Myself (2:29)
• 3. Escape From Jail (1:51)
• 4. Ant 247 (1:13)
• 5. Paraponera Clavata (1:24)
• 6. San Francisco, 1987 (2:37)
• 7. I'll Call Him Antony (2:50)
• 8. Tiny Telepathy (2:02)
• 9. First Mission (3:23)
• 10. Signal Decoy (0:51)
• 11. Old Man Have Safe (2:25)
• 12. Pym's Lab (1:26)
• 13. Antfiltration (1:20)
• 14. Your Mom Died a Hero (2:03)
• 15. Scott Surfs on Ants (1:11)
• 16. The Water Main (1:14)
• 17. CrossTech Break-In (1:47)
• 18. Into the Hornet's Nest (3:00)
• 19. Become the Hero (1:52)
• 20. Insecticide (2:51)
• 21. A Center for Ants! (1:15)
• 22. Cross Gets Cross (1:52)
• 23. Fight of the Bumblebee (1:44)
• 24. Ants on a Train (1:43)
• 25. Small Sacrifice (3:36)
• 26. About Damn Time (0:39)
• 27. Tales to Astonish! (1:47)
• 28. Borombon - performed by Camilo Azuquita (2:49)
• 29. Escape - performed by Roy Ayers (2:14)
• 30. I'm Ready - performed by Commodores (3:20)
• 31. Pink Gorilla - performed by HLM (3:46)

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