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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
(2011)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Sonny Kompanek
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Summit Entertainment
(December 13th, 2011)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... despite the sickening nature of the film if you have long sought to hear Carter Burwell convey his usually challenging, trademark mannerisms in a romantically accessible form.

Avoid it... if you demand the mostly classical route taken by other composers in the prior two sequel scores in the franchise, because there is a fair amount of contemporary flavor that still carries over from Burwell's original 2008 entry.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,298
WRITTEN 12/15/11
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1: (Carter Burwell) Going all the way back to The Exorcist, there has been a special place in cinema for those films capable of causing audience members to experience epileptic seizures and vomiting during viewings in theatres. Joining this elite group is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, the fourth installment of the hideous "Twilight" series of books and films, the latter divided into two parts for maximum financial milking of concept enthusiasts in 2011 and 2012. While loyalists maintain that Stephenie Meyer's series of teenage fantasy novels offer good escapism, the cinematic adaptations of them have done little to sway critics and those outside of the concept's core. That latter constituency has made the franchise one of seemingly endless profit, Breaking Dawn - Part 1 launching itself past half a billion dollars in worldwide earnings within a few weeks of release. The insipid plot of this fourth film laboriously strolls through the inevitable honeymoon and consummation of the relationship between the female lead and her vampire squeeze, the results of which are a troublesome pregnancy and a gruesome birthing sequence that not only causes a hybrid baby girl to imprint upon the obnoxious werewolf dude that fulfills the love triangle, but forces the underachieving young mother to become a vampire herself to survive. Most of the redeeming aspects of Breaking Dawn - Part 1 are its controversies, starting with the hacking of partially finished production materials from studio servers by a woman in Argentina (who was sued by the studio after she distributed them) and the dismay of pro-choice groups who see the plot as a subversive anti-abortion message. Best of all are the major media reports that the birthing sequence, complete with flashing strobe-like lights and a fair amount of gore, caused healthy audience members to suffer seizures and spontaneously vomit in the aisles. Aiding the evacuation of their stomachs is Carter Burwell's score, which appropriately twists through its own gut-wrenching moments of suspense for these awful displays on screen. That said, though, Burwell's work for Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is substantially better than what he produced for the original Twilight entry, a byproduct of the marginal maturation of the concept in the interim. He earned these two assignments in the franchise because of existing relationships with the directors that have rotated in and out of the concept since 2008.



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Average: 3.41 Stars
***** 174 5 Stars
**** 63 4 Stars
*** 66 3 Stars
** 67 2 Stars
* 78 1 Stars
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Another Stupid Review by Stupid Reviewer *NM*
mike - December 28, 2011, at 10:30 a.m.
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That is a really unflattering picture of Carter Burwell.
Jack - December 15, 2011, at 7:42 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 53:57
• 1. The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies (1:36)
• 2. Cold Feet (2:44)
• 3. What You See in the Mirror (3:04)
• 4. Wedding Nightmare (1:09)
• 5. Wolves on the Beach (1:59)
• 6. Goodbyes (2:26)
• 7. A Nova Vida (2:57)
• 8. The Threshold (1:25)
• 9. Pregnant (2:09)
• 10. Morte (1:36)
• 11. Honeymoon in Eclipse (2:21)
• 12. A Wolf Stands Up (3:20)
• 13. Two Man Pack (0:32)
• 14. Don't Choose That (2:23)
• 15. O Negative (3:37)
• 16. Hearing the Baby (2:25)
• 17. Playing Wolves (3:15)
• 18. Let's Start With Forever (0:59)
• 19. It's Renesmee (2:29)
• 20. The Venom (1:04)
• 21. Hearts Failing (1:13)
• 22. Biting (2:25)
• 23. Jacob Imprints (1:13)
• 24. You Kill Her You Kill Me (2:11)
• 25. Bella Reborn (3:05)

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The insert includes a list of performers and a note from the composer about the score.
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