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The Final Destination
(2009)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Dana Niu
Robert Elhai
Brad Warnaar
Andrew Kinney
Pakk Hui

Performed by:
The Czech Philharmonic
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Varèse Sarabande
(August 25th, 2009)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you've waited through the decade of the 2000's for an overdue commercial album of Shirley Walker's music for the first three Final Destination films, for Brian Tyler competently incorporates her structures and tone into his own remake score.

Avoid it... if you expect to hear the unexpected, because there's likely a limit to the intelligence that a film like this can inspire in any composer.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,135
WRITTEN 8/31/09
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The Final Destination: (Brian Tyler) One mainstream movie reviewer, upon witnessing the spectacle of bloody mayhem in this, the fourth installment of the Final Destination franchise, referred to the film as "death porn in 3D." The "death porn" part has been integral to each of the four films, but New Line Cinema and the writer and director of the second Final Destination film decided to revisit the topic to try to impress audiences by creatively killing characters in a 3D format that allows the blood splattering to be thrown right at the viewer. Not unexpectedly, the 2009 version of Final Destination (now doing without appended sequel numbers to purpose even the slightest of originality) was absolutely thrashed by critics, some major ones refusing to dignify it with any review at all. For those unfamiliar with the general premise of the films in this franchise, all you need to know is that a group of young eye candy (sometimes in wet clothesÉ shocking!) cheats death by evading an accident that was meant to kill all of them. One of these dorks has premonitions about death coming to seek them out one by one, and they ignore him at their own peril. Each one is subsequently brutally murdered in accidents that do indeed fit the descriptor of "death porn." Unfortunately, anyone who has enough of a brain to get hung up on fallacies of logic will find only one redeeming aspect of The Final Destination: its brief, 75-minute running time. Those who think that auto racing is an asinine activity might get a chuckle out of it, too. Regardless of its incredible stupidity, the 2009 film did well enough at the box office in its first week to grant it a place alongside the previous three variants of the 2000's. All of those predecessors were scored by composer Shirley Walker, who defied her appearance (which otherwise would have indicated that she was too sweet a grandmother figure to even view films like these) by writing occasionally impressive, mean-spirited orchestral force for the concept. Her music for Final Destination at the start of the decade was a brutal powerhouse of an orchestral score, providing the production with an intelligent set of motifs that were explored in different stylistic forms in the two sequels. She died of a stroke at age 61 not long after completing Final Destination 3 in 2006, however, and the franchise was stripped of perhaps its only intellectual element.

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Average: 2.86 Stars
***** 34 5 Stars
**** 57 4 Stars
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I want the first three scores.
hewhomustnotbenamed - September 4, 2009, at 2:41 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 64:23
• 1. The Final Destination (2:56)
• 2. The Raceway (3:07)
• 3. Memorial (2:46)
• 4. Nailed (3:22)
• 5. Nick's Google Theory (1:30)
• 6. Revelations (2:28)
• 7. Raceway Trespass (1:39)
• 8. Stay Away From Water (2:38)
• 9. Flame On (1:43)
• 10. Moment of Joy (1:17)
• 11. Signs and Signals (2:51)
• 12. George is Next (1:12)
• 13. Car Washicide (3:05)
• 14. Newspaper Clues (1:57)
• 15. Premonition (1:50)
• 16. The Salon (3:53)
• 17. Questioning (1:04)
• 18. Death of a Cowboy (2:08)
• 19. Gearhead (1:56)
• 20. Sushi for Everyone (2:53)
• 21. The Movie Theater (3:03)
• 22. You Can't Dodge Fate (1:28)
• 23. The Final Destination Suite (13:29)

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