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Con Air
(1997)
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Composed and Performed by:

Conducted by:
Gordon Goodwin
Nick Glennie-Smith

Produced by:
Mark Mancina
Trevor Rabin
Paul Linford

Orchestrated by:
Nick Glennie-Smith
Mark Mancina
Trevor Rabin
Bruce Fowler
Gordon Goodwin
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Hollywood Records
(June 17th, 1997)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you are an extremely hardcore collector of Media Ventures scores and are prepared for the electronic mayhem on display here.

Avoid it... if you expect any minimal level of intelligence in your blockbuster action scores.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #331
WRITTEN 7/19/97, REVISED 6/17/06
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Con Air: (Mark Mancina/Trevor Rabin) Directed by first-timer Simon West, a veteran of British music videos, Con Air served as evidence in the mid-1990's that the concept of the "American blockbuster" was indeed truly dumbed down for the masses. It was yet another film in a progression of Jerry Bruckheimer projects that attempted to prove that Hollywood could make money on pyrotechnic exhibitions without the need for any serious character development or other redeeming intellectual quality. The problem with Con Air is that the film squandered its only assets; a typecast group of actors is led by a positively bored Nicolas Cage into a series of explosions and other special effects that were as poorly shot as they were improbable. In fact, the film's greatest weakness is its extremely poor direction and shooting. It goes through the motions without distinctive flair, without decent wisecracks from the script, and without anybody really believing for a moment that protagonist is actually in any danger. Definitely part of the problem was a formulaic score by Media Ventures junkies and former rock band members Mark Mancina and Trevor Rabin. After The Rock made such collaborations acceptable in 1996, Rabin in particular would partner up with other Hans Zimmer pupils for several pictures to come. His output has never strayed far towards the intellectual end of the scale, though co-composer Mark Mancina has had a more varied career. By Con Air, Mancina had already been involved with Speed and Twister, and had shown the ability to capably merge organic and synthetic elements.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 44:57
• 1. Con Air Theme (1:31)
• 2. Trisha (1:04)
• 3. Carson City (3:04)
• 4. Lear Crash (4:44)
• 5. Lerner Landing (3:28)
• 6. Romantic Chaos (1:22)
• 7. The Takeover (3:52)
• 8. The Discharge (1:09)
• 9. Jailbirds (0:59)
• 10. Cons Check Out Lerner (1:55)
• 11. Poe Saves Cops (2:25)
• 12. The Fight (0:22)
• 13. Battle In The Boneyard (7:41)
• 14. Poe Meets Larkin (1:14)
• 15. Bedlam Larkin (0:49)
• 16. Fire Truck Chase (4:22)
• 17. Overture (4:18)

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