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Flags of Our Fathers
(2006)
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Composed and Produced by:
Clint Eastwood

Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Lennie Niehaus
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Milan Records
(October 17th, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you are a devoted Clint Eastwood junkie and you specifically enjoyed the minimal amount of score you heard in the film itself.

Avoid it... if you expected Eastwood to be able to enhance his usual simplistic structures for a film of this magnitude.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #668
WRITTEN 10/7/06
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Flags of Our Fathers: (Clint Eastwood) After directing and/or starring in a series of highly confined, small-scale films, iconic actor-turned-director Clint Eastwood has vastly expanded the scope of his endeavors with Flags of Our Fathers, an adaptation of the bestselling book by James Bradley and Ron Powers. The story chronicles the lives of the six men who famously raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima in World War II, and an investigation into their fates is detailed by their descendants. Expectations for Flags of Our Fathers are extremely high, especially given the success that Eastwood has experienced with his other highly dramatic films of the past three years. One part of his productions that does not draw much attention in the music; in recent years, Eastwood has taken it upon himself to provide the scores for his films. The reason for this choice remains under debate, with some believing that he saves his own production significant costs by scoring the films himself, while others believe that such actions are simply an ego play. It's most likely that Eastwood attempts to accomplish his own scores because he enjoys doing so, and he has the services of old friend Lennie Niehaus to help flesh out his musical ideas. Some listeners still believe that Niehaus' scores for older Eastwood films were sadly inadequate themselves, and as hard as it is to reconcile with the fact, Eastwood's own music is even more controversial. With half a dozen scores under his belt, Eastwood continues to provide music as minimal in scope as it is structurally simplistic. In a film like Million Dollar Baby, for which a 25-member ensemble was sufficient, the score suffices on a basic level. That score, in fact, managed to acquire Eastwood a Golden Globe nomination... not because of its strength, but no doubt because of the name of the composer. Such elementary efforts would be difficult to imagine in the case of Flags of Our Fathers, a story exponentially larger, dramatically wider, and historically more important. Upon learning that Eastwood would not outsource the scoring duties for the film, there was collective concern from film music collectors about his ability to handle a score of this magnitude.



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726 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.01 Stars
***** 41 5 Stars
**** 47 4 Stars
*** 107 3 Stars
** 217 2 Stars
* 314 1 Stars
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Hmmm...
SolarisLem - July 11, 2007, at 8:38 a.m.
1 comment  (1579 views)
Letters from Iwo Jima
SolarisLem - July 10, 2007, at 1:19 a.m.
1 comment  (1740 views)
Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
N.R.Q. - June 11, 2007, at 2:38 a.m.
1 comment  (1509 views)
Alternate review of Flags of Our Fathers at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - December 10, 2006, at 5:14 p.m.
1 comment  (1857 views)
It's Actually Quite Good
Matthew - November 8, 2006, at 3:42 p.m.
1 comment  (1816 views)
Is it really that bad? *NM*
Levente Benedek - October 26, 2006, at 2:39 p.m.
1 comment  (1411 views)
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 59:31
• 1. The Photograph (0:55)
• 2. I'll Walk Alone - performed by Dinah Shore (2:44)
• 3. Knock Knock - traditional arrangement (Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens, Andrew McCormack, Graeme Flowers) (3:13)
• 4. Wounded Marines (4:38)
• 5. The Thunderer - traditional arrangement (John Philip Sousa) (2:47)
• 6. Armada Arrives (3:49)
• 7. Goodbye Ira (0:51)
• 8. Symphony in G Minor, 3rd Movement - traditional arrangement (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) (3:49)
• 9. String Quartet Opus #6, 2nd Movement - traditional arrangement (Joseph Haydn) (3:53)
• 10. Inland Battle (4:44)
• 11. Flag Raising (1:02)
• 12. Any Bonds Today? - traditional arrangement (Irving Berlin) (2:39)
• 13. Summit Ridge Drive - performed by Artie Shaw and His Gramercy Five (3:22)
• 14. Vict'ry Polka - traditional arrangement (Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne) (2:30)
• 15. The Medals (3:00)
• 16. Platoon Swims (3:14)
• 17. Washington Post March - traditional arrangement (John Philip Sousa) (2:39)
• 18. Flags Theme (3:21)
• 19. End Titles (1:56)
• 20. End Titles Guitar (4:25)

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