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My Favorite Martian
(1999)
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Composed and Produced by:

Additional Music by:

Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Frank Bennett
Don Nemitz
Chris Klatman
Ira Hearshen

Conducted by:
Damon Intrabartolo
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Promotional
(March, 1999)
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Promotional release, available only through soundtrack specialty outlets. It sold initially for about $25.
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Buy it... if you seek probably the most engaging and creative orchestral and synthetic combination to come from John Debney's wacky comedy writing of the late 1990's and early 2000's.

Avoid it... if you despise the early children's and comedy styles of Danny Elfman, whose influence figures heavily in Debney's work here.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #862
WRITTEN 3/18/99, REVISED 10/14/07
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My Favorite Martian: (John Debney/Danny Elfman) Every once in a while, you encounter a film that is so bad that it exists far beyond the realm of normally tolerable entertainment. My Favorite Martian is such an endeavor. But every once in a great while, you get such a painfully excruciating film that has, by some miracle of an unknown kind, a very good score. If Christopher Lloyd couldn't win you over with his all-too-appropriate absorption of the role as the visiting Martian, then perhaps the combined efforts of Danny Elfman and John Debney could. Still, despite an infusion of a mildly invigorating and creative score, My Favorite Martian is the kind of resurrected misfire that would make you so embarrassed to actually be viewing it that you look around at the other ten patrons in the theatre to ensure your anonymity and confirm that nobody could testify to your presence there. It's an occasion for the unannounced film score fan to slouch down in the seat and ponder the career of a man like Debney while only marginally following the torturously horrid action on the screen. For the few casual viewers of the film, the first composer to come to mind in terms of the general tone of the music for My Favorite Martian was likely to be Danny Elfman, and there are several good reasons for this. Elfman's Beetlejuice music permeated the trailers for the film and the veteran of wackiness was called upon to write a short, single theme for the Uncle Martin character in My Favorite Martian.



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Average: 2.97 Stars
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Total Time: 47:10
• 1. My Favorite Martian Medley (5:17)
• 2. Uncle Martin Appears (1:25)
• 3. Tim Comes Home/Martin Sneaks In (2:11)
• 4. Operation Deadhead (2:25)
• 5. Tim Fights Zoot (1:25)
• 6. What's a Lizzie (1:08)
• 7. Lizzie Kiss/SETI Operation (2:40)
• 8. Spaceship Crash Landing (2:39)
• 9. The Ship Expands (1:29)
• 10. Followed on the Pier (1:34)
• 11. Mrs. Brown (1:04)
• 12. Martin & Tim/Brace Discovery (1:27)
• 13. Zoot in Love (1:36)
• 14. Zipper Trouble (2:01)
• 15. Lizzie & Tim Kiss (0:53)
• 16. Martian Depression (2:32)
• 17. Zoot Reacts (0:35)
• 18. Dr. Coleye's Plan (2:27)
• 19. Tim & Lizzie (1:22)
• 20. Lizzie Reduced (2:12)
• 21. Martin Becomes Brace (2:29)
• 22. The Newscast (2:05)
• 23. Mrs. Brown Takes the Ship (0:40)
• 24. Into the Sewer (1:14)
• 25. The Sewer Chase (1:46)
• 26. Toilet Trouble (1:17)
• 27. Kiss From a Martian (0:31)
• 28. Martian Gets a Dart (1:24)
• 29. Captured and Analyzed (2:14)
• 30. Lizzie Transforms (2:18)
• 31. Martin Resurrected (2:09)
• 32. Escape/Saying Goodbye (2:03)
• 33. The Original Martian/Coleye Gets It (3:44)
• 34. Uncle Martin Returns (2:46)
• 35. Martian Mambo (1:32)

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