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Assault on Precinct 13
(2005)
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Composed and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Tim Simonec

Conducted by:
Mario Klemens

Performed by:
The City of Prague Philharmonic
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(January 25th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you are interested in the decent rap song highlighting the album or if you maintain an interest in Graeme Revell's darker, more ambient urban suspense and action music.

Avoid it... if you expect more than just flashes of the contemporary coolness or dynamic, instrumentally diverse structures that Revell has better explored elsewhere.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #957
WRITTEN 2/3/05, REVISED 10/19/11
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Assault on Precinct 13: (Graeme Revell) It's not unusual for John Carpenter's original ideas to be remade and adapted into money-seeking alternatives, and the 2005 version of Assault on Precinct 13 is Jean-Francois Richet's attempt to better the formula presented in Carpenter's 1976 suspense film of the same name. While the original cult classic built its reputation on its tension and fear, the modern remake has all the fingerprints of the culture clashes and Hollywood cliches that often kill the raw appeal of such emotion. That didn't stop the new Assault on Precinct 13 from receiving moderately reasonable critical reviews despite a mad flurry of exposed plot holes, scene contradictions, and ludicrous characterizations. These are, after all, the types of movies in which you expect to see actors Brian Dennehy and Gabriel Byrne play their stereotypical roles regardless of the fact that you wish you'd see them somewhere else. With its unrealistic and outlandish premise granted, composer Graeme Revell goes about his business as usual, visiting familiar territory in the dramatic action and siege genres. Revell seemed to have a good knack in the late 1990's and early 2000's for providing music that appropriately fits the intelligence level of the film, infusing more of his talent into projects that have three-dimensional suspense and taking a more simplistic and synthetic approach for films such as Assault on Precinct 13 that defy logic. If you listen to the spectrum of Revell's urban thriller scores, of which The Negotiator, The Siege, Strange Days, and, to a lesser extent, The Saint are best known, you hear a common thread of orchestral and synthetic blending. That mixture tends to use its ambience, sampling, and looping to create a memorable listening experience through atmospheric maintenance rather than thematic structure and clear narrative arcs. For Assault on Precinct 13, Revell would only touch upon his thematic elements at a bare minimum level, typically during moments of character development. No unique instrumentation is heard in this score either, further restraining its ability to be noticed. Without any grand outbursts by the City of Prague Philharmonic, a performing group that can very easily make itself heard when called upon to do so, Assault on Precinct 13 meanders and thuds its way without distinction.



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Average: 2.5 Stars
***** 20 5 Stars
**** 20 4 Stars
*** 38 3 Stars
** 45 2 Stars
* 51 1 Stars
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generique assault instrumental version   Expand >>
chris barry - May 22, 2005, at 12:46 a.m.
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sounded like Sixth Sense?
xavier - April 4, 2005, at 1:48 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 42:31
• 1. Generique Assault - performed by KRS-One (3:45)
• 2. Good morning, Buddy (1:48)
• 3. What's My Line Up? (2:35)
• 4. Masked Invaders (3:16)
• 5. Complex Problems (2:35)
• 6. Helicopter Delivery (1:35)
• 7. Deadly Volunteer (1:28)
• 8. Bishop Arrest (1:51)
• 9. Party's Over (4:09)
• 10. Burning Man (1:32)
• 11. Rescue Capra (1:30)
• 12. Hot Wire Girls (2:45)
• 13. Your Dog is a Dirty Pig (3:05)
• 14. Precinct Breach (2:25)
• 15. Duvall Showdown (4:34)
• 16. Generique Assault (Radio Edit) - performed by KRS-One (3:07)

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