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Bruce Almighty
(2003)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Frank Bennett
Don Nemitz
Jeff Atmajian

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony and Hollywood Film Chorale

Co-Produced by:
Michael Mason
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(Jun 3rd, 2003)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you want most of the songs you remember from the film, or if you're a serious collector of John Debney's safe, lightly dramatic orchestral writing.

Avoid it... if you are hoping for a score that could lift you out of your seat and help you see the light, in which case Debney's Evan Almighty might be a better choice.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #323
WRITTEN 6/5/03, REVISED 3/9/09
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Bruce Almighty: (John Debney) A few years after the fact, it was hard to believe that Bruce Almighty was indeed the film that knocked The Matrix Reloaded off its #1 box office perch much sooner than expected. Despite the same old Jim Carrey comedy routine, a flood of advertising and audiences hungry for slapstick laughs helped the film excel to an unexpectedly strong performance in theatres. The film's premise is one that caused people throughout the world to protest the production, likely another reason why so much attention was drawn to it. Moral citizen representatives argued that Carrey was an illogical, irresponsible, and stupid choice to serve as God on Earth (that's the point of the film!) while Christian organizations pounded the film for other obvious reasons (blasphemy!). Nevertheless, Bruce Almighty reunited the team that brought audiences Ace Ventura and Liar Liar, eventually spawning a less successful spin-off in the form of Evan Almighty four years later. The latter two of those productions received fluffy, lightweight scores from John Debney, who had been producing work of this limited scope for several years. Light, urban comedy music of precisely the kind heard in Bruce Almighty had become a staple of his career, often judged by how obviously it emulated the temp track of the film's post production process. Most film music fans who have heard Debney's more intense action and horror work pay little attention to Debney's comedies, and yet, it is his prolific involvement in such smaller-scale projects that lands him on the covers of industry magazines. The good news for Debney fans in the case of Bruce Almighty is that his output for the film is not a continued beating to death of the sound that you heard in The Tuxedo the previous year or countless other extremely tired concepts. Instead, Bruce Almighty showcases Debney's more listenable, delicate side, lending a genuine heart that doesn't constantly remind you of half a dozen other scores. It doesn't exhibit extended sequences of the flashy, over-the-top faux-epic material that would attract listeners to his music for Evan Almighty, however.



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Average: 3.17 Stars
***** 291 5 Stars
**** 442 4 Stars
*** 464 3 Stars
** 216 2 Stars
* 257 1 Stars
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i am a christian
louise payne - June 10, 2009, at 4:15 a.m.
1 comment  (1137 views)
music from evan almighty
colin - August 8, 2007, at 1:40 p.m.
1 comment  (1596 views)
Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)   Expand >>
N.R.Q. - May 30, 2007, at 7:32 a.m.
2 comments  (2406 views)
Newest: February 19, 2008, at 6:01 a.m. by
N.R.Q.
whats the name of the song , when bruce is giving the little kids the milk hahah plzpl   Expand >>
Laris - May 12, 2006, at 8:22 a.m.
2 comments  (2601 views)
Newest: July 22, 2006, at 11:03 p.m. by
Zeb Plotnick
help i cant find this song   Expand >>
chris - February 27, 2006, at 6:24 p.m.
2 comments  (2189 views)
Newest: March 19, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. by
Rena
if I was God Almighty, I would purge the earth of man.
ashik - February 5, 2006, at 7:30 a.m.
1 comment  (1273 views)
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 50:11
• 1. One of Us - performed by Joan Osborne (5:03)
• 2. God-Shaped Hole - performed by Plumb (3:50)
• 3. You're a God - performed by Vertical Horizon (3:45)
• 4. The Power - performed by Snap! (8:13)
• 5. A Little Less Conversation - performed by Elvis vs. JXL (3:32)
• 6. The Rockafeller Skank - performed by Fatboy Slim (6:53)
• 7. God Gave Me Everything - performed by Mick Jagger (3:36)

John Debney's Original Score:
• 8. AB Positive (2:54)
• 9. Walking on Water (1:59)
• 10. Seventh at Seven (2:58)
• 11. Bruce Meets God (1:24)
• 12. Bruce's Prayer (3:06)
• 13. Grace's Prayer (2:51)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes extensive credits and a list of musicians, but no extra information about the film or score.
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