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The Brave One
(2007)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Benjamin Walfisch
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Varèse Sarabande
(September 11th, 2007)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you have enjoyed every variant of Dario Marianelli's moody and weighty rhythmic writing for mainstream films over the previous few years.

Avoid it... if you expect the score to truly explore the duality of character and the concept of justice in its underdeveloped primary theme.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #908
WRITTEN 9/22/07
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The Brave One: (Dario Marianelli) Movies about vigilantes seeking justice in the absence of adequate law enforcement date back to the glory days of Charles Bronson in the 1970's, and while Hollywood seems desperate to tap this seemingly endless well of inspiration, Neil Jordan's The Brave One examines the concept from a slightly different perspective. A seemingly ageless Jodie Foster has received rave reviews for her performance as a city radio personality whose fiance is killed in random street violence, leading her on a mission of revenge more complicated than you've seen on screen before. Armed and willing to bait criminals to their death by playing helpless, her character provides the film with a deeply introspective character study involving the boundaries between right and wrong. It's an identity crisis flick with a splash of violence, and Jordan counters Foster's coy moves with an intelligent supporting cast investigating her wake. Jordan's choice of composer has shifted wildly through the years, often retaining a capable composer who exists just outside the mainstream of film scoring. That choice for The Brave One would be European Dario Marianelli, who made a dashing mark in the vigilante genre with V for Vendetta the previous year. Marianelli's career has taken several successful turns in the past three years, with the initial box office success of The Brave One further aiding his marketability for future projects. His scores for American films have best been described as "colorful," for his distinct style in rhythm and instrumentation give his work an enticingly refreshing and often dark edge. For The Brave One, Marianelli utilizes many familiar elements from his previous mainstream scores, combining a moderately sized orchestral ensemble with varied percussion and an array of synthetic effects.



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Average: 2.76 Stars
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Alternate review of The Brave One at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - October 10, 2007, at 11:36 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 44:48
• 1. Erica (2:29)
• 2. The Tunnel (3:51)
• 3. Gun Shop (2:52)
• 4. Corner-Shop (2:45)
• 5. The Stranger Within (2:27)
• 6. Death in the Subway (2:12)
• 7. Back to the Crime Scene (2:59)
• 8. On the Prowl (1:40)
• 9. Alone (1:49)
• 10. Death in the Car Park (2:58)
• 11. No Going Back (2:44)
• 12. I Saw Nobody, Nobody Saw Me (1:33)
• 13. Wedding Cards (2:36)
• 14. Identity Parade (2:06)
• 15. Car Jam (2:59)
• 16. Phone Messages (1:57)
• 17. Retribution (3:00)
• 18. The Aftermath (1:49)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert contains a list of performers and a note from Marianelli about the score.
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