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Bounce
(2000)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted and Orchestrated by:
Nicholas Dodd
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Varèse Sarabande
(November 21st, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you have always appreciated Mychael Danna's intelligent knowledge of world music (and its exotic instruments) and seek a faint reminder of that style in an easier, contemporary package.

Avoid it... if the prospect of hearing Danna journey well into the mainstream betrays your love of his truly innovative tendencies.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,147
WRITTEN 12/9/00, REVISED 6/30/08
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Bounce: (Mychael Danna) Perhaps the safest, least controversial film Miramax had released at the time, Bounce is a straightforward romance flick starring studio regulars Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow. A cocky advertising representative, Affleck, decides on a business trip to give his airline ticket to a man he meets while waiting for a plane back to Los Angeles (so that he can instead bounce on the also-stranded Natasha Henstridge... no surprise there). But when the plane crashes, Affleck's character becomes disillusioned and a drunk, eventually seeking to repay his debt to the widow of the man (Paltrow) and her children. He arranges for his company to buy a property through her real estate listing, earning her a commission that he figures will repay the debt. Falling in love is their true destiny, but his lack of truthfulness about his connection to her is a complication they eventually have to work through. Composer Mychael Danna has never been known for his work in the romantic drama category of film, usually instead providing the kind of music appropriate for any of Miramax's typically unconventional offerings. The ethnic undertones of each of his scores, the result of his wealth of knowledge about world music and its varying instrumentation, have largely defined his career. The contemporary romantic setting of Bounce was so foreign to Danna at the time that the modern pop rhythms of the score, along with the tender orchestral parts for the family scenes, were initially quite surprising to hear from him. Although he refuses to completely disregard the exotic elements so natural to him, Danna combines them with those pop rhythms, piano and guitar solos, and orchestral subtlety to produce a short, but enjoyable score. The employment of orchestrator and conductor Nicholas Dodd usually sparks comments about how much a score will emulate the sound of David Arnold, and in the case of Bounce, some of the hip, 70's style of the electric guitar performances during the rhythmic sequences are indeed faint reminders of Arnold's jazzier half. Overall, however, the score and its smooth themes, in a few more telling ways, are true to Danna's sound.



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Average: 2.96 Stars
***** 70 5 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 30:43
• 1. Weather (3:29)
• 2. Bed Time (1:09)
• 3. Boarding Pass (2:34)
• 4. Moving Day (1:05)
• 5. Hangover (0:57)
• 6. Crash (1:37)
• 7. Nice to Meet You (1:36)
• 8. Now I Am (1:10)
• 9. So Brave (1:47)
• 10. Seven Steps (2:18)
• 11. Christmas Trees (1:47)
• 12. Award (1:21)
• 13. Kiss (1:39)
• 14. Deception (1:13)
• 15. Say Goodbye (1:22)
• 16. Testimony (1:37)
• 17. You're Excused (1:48)
• 18. Can We Try? (2:05)

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