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Entrapment
(1999)
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Composed and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jon Kull
Bruce Babcock

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Pete Anthony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Restless Records
(April 27th, 1999)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you are a fan of Christopher Young's attempts to emulate the 1990's action styles of Jerry Goldsmith, even if those endeavors are marginally successful.

Avoid it... if you expect the score to avoid the same coherency problems that plague the film itself, for Young's music has no central personality.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #890
WRITTEN 5/3/99, REVISED 5/5/08
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Entrapment: (Christopher Young) Despite the immense hype for Jon Amiel's early summer, 1999 flick Entrapment, a variety of deeply rooted flaws kept the picture from attaining success. Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones are thieves in a caper story that is as full of holes as any in memory, and the romantic chemistry between the two stars is betrayed by their age difference and Connery's lack of enthusiasm for the part. Pacing problems were the most damaging detractor, with too much of film dwelling on the planning and preparation for various heists before the final 20 minutes deliver the goods. For Zeta-Jones, the plot didn't do much more than allow her buttocks to occupy significant screen time while she wiggled through laser grids. The film finally did, however, give composer Christopher Young a genuine opportunity to climb out of the world of B-rate thrillers (at which he was often very successful) and receive the recognition his career deserved. To this end, Young failed, and it would take until Ghost Rider and his involvement in the Spider-Man franchise before his next really good shot would come. One reason why Young couldn't use Entrapment as a launching tool was because of the film's lack of strengths. But Young also provided a score that mirrors many of the flaws of that film, serving as only a functional piece of the tapestry without really making a distinct statement. Young had collaborated with Amiel to greater success with Copycat, and while there are hints of that score in the slower moments of Entrapment, Young's music is surprisingly devoid of character for the subject of dramatic espionage and techno-crime. His music is a crisp blend of a 100-member orchestra, a variety of snazzy synthetic rhythms and effects, and a few token ethnic specialty instruments for the Scottish and Malaysian locations in the film. Sometimes, these elements form a sleek and stylish sound for Entrapment, but more often than not, they don't mesh with any satisfaction. Neither the electronics nor the orchestra are particularly impressive, and the lack of strong thematic development doesn't improve the situation.



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Average: 2.27 Stars
***** 57 5 Stars
**** 58 4 Stars
*** 112 3 Stars
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* 224 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 47:10
• 1. Entrapment (2:20)
• 2. Saints and Sinners (3:58)
• 3. Fayeth in Fate (1:57)
• 4. Bright Moments (2:19)
• 5. The Dancing Jars (1:07)
• 6. Blackmail (2:45)
• 7. Who's Who? (3:04)
• 8. Heist Soceity (3:36)
• 9. A Certain Uncertainty (3:12)
• 10. La Fleur de la Musique (1:59)
• 11. Kuala Lumpur (1:19)
• 12. Impossible, but Doable (1:36)
• 13. Thieving (4:12)
• 14. Wondering Aloud (2:54)
• 15. Silent Partner (1:31)
• 16. The Empress Mask (7:23)
• 17. Millennium Countdown (1:30)
• 18. Alive Again (1:59)
• 19. Try, Then Trust (2:11)
• 20. Thank God (4:05)

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The insert contains a note written about the score by director Jon Amiel.
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