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Gone in 60 Seconds
(2000)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Produced by:
Paul Linford

Conducted by:
Gordon Goodwin
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(September 19th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release, available three months after the song compilation album for the film.
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Buy it... only if you enjoyed the score in the context of the film or have a poster of Trevor Rabin on your bedroom wall.

Avoid it... if you value film scores that maintain a basic personality though any form of consistent construct or instrumentation.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #234
WRITTEN 6/11/03, REVISED 3/31/09
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Gone in 60 Seconds: (Trevor Rabin) Films that rely upon car chases without providing a compelling reason for them are destined to fail. Despite that fatal characteristic of the thriller Gone in 60 Seconds, the remake of a 1974 film of the same name went ahead anyway. Ultimately, unless you're a devoted fan of Jerry Bruckheimer's often mindless productions or a motorhead who simply wants to see the cars in action, there's no redeeming element to a plot that forced a master car thief played by Nicolas Cage to combine forces with Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall, and a host of other shallow characters to steal 50 cars in three days. By the year 2000, Bruckheimer had clearly defined the kind of music that he wanted to hear in his films. It was a ball-busting, head-slamming, in-your-face, no-nonsense attitude that Bruckheimer offered in his projects that required a specific genre of masculine music. After teaming up with Hans Zimmer for his early pictures, Bruckheimer then chose former Yes band rocker Trevor Rabin, often associated on the periphery of Zimmer's industry influence, to be his regular guy when a testosterone heavy film was in production. Unlike Zimmer, Rabin typically catered more towards his prior Yes audience of rock fans rather than the Zimmer-inclined group of open-minded orchestral film score collectors. In his early days, Rabin still, if possible, attempted to establish a theme or motif that would at least bookend a film and its score. By 2000 and 2001, however, Rabin's compositions for cinema began to stray away from the basic rules of film scores. Between Gone in 60 Seconds and The One, Rabin had gone from being a film composer to a human sound effects machine whose job it was to pump up the audience with adrenaline by using indiscriminate hard rock music at high volumes. As a sign of the times, perhaps, the scary side of this eventuality was the fact that the majority of mainstream audiences simply accepted this moment-to-moment blasting of loud, unorganized rock music as a new standard of summer blockbuster films. Part of this transition may have resulted from Bruckheimer's insistence that this kind of sound effect noise serve as music, but some of the responsibility for this transition also fell on the shoulders of Rabin, who was happily producing scores that followed few of the basic foundational rules of Music Composition 101 coursework.



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Brendan Cochran - December 13, 2015, at 7:25 a.m.
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Themes
Desiro - March 5, 2006, at 2:31 p.m.
1 comment  (2425 views)
Trevor Rabin so far is pretty awful
el feo - June 17, 2003, at 11:26 a.m.
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Great theme indeed.   Expand >>
Levente Benedek - June 17, 2003, at 3:54 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 29:06
• 1. Porsche Boost (1:12)
• 2. The Last Car (4:49)
• 3. Keys to Eleanor (1:22)
• 4. 50 Cars (2:57)
• 5. Sphinx (0:38)
• 6. Bad Man (1:36)
• 7. For the Cars (1:31)
• 8. Roundabend (5:21)
• 9. Meet the Team (1:15)
• 10. Memphis Jumps Elle (1:40)
• 11. The Throb (1:10)
• 12. Bad English (1:35)
• 13. Halls of Dalmorgan (0:53)
• 14. Big Drag (0:49)
• 15. Bad Carma (1:51)

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