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The Holiday
(2006)
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Co-Composed, Co-Arranged, and Produced by:

Co-Composed and Co-Arranged by:
Lorne Balfe
Heitor Pereira
Henry Jackman
Imogen Heap
Atli Orvarsson
Reyland Allison

Orchestrated by:
Suzette Moriarty
Walt Fowler

Conducted by:
Rupert Gregson-Williams
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(January 9th, 2007)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you find Hans Zimmer's non-synthetic romantic comedy writing to be among his most enjoyable, for The Holiday is a very typical entry into that genre.

Avoid it... if you expect any semblance of Zimmer's trademark muscle and bass power for his more substantial projects.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #907
WRITTEN 2/2/07
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The Holiday: (Hans Zimmer/Various) Among the Christmas comedies and romances in 2006, there were few successes. Director Nancy Meyers hoped to tap into the same female audience base that brought box office fruits for What Women Want and Something's Gotta Give with her home-swapping film The Holiday. In it, two professional women swap houses for two weeks at an online site for such vacations, and in the process of living in those homes, they meet their unlikely romantic counterparts. The problem for Meyers, however, is that the seemingly simple plot takes several hours on screen to resolve itself, and the acting choices are a bit bizarre to begin with. Anybody who thought that Jack Black could pull off the same transition that Adam Sandler accomplished in Spanglish was disappointed, and to see him paired in a serious role with Kate Winslet is even worse. While the film fizzled for these (and a number of other) reasons, there were some notable aspects of the project for film music listeners to consider. First, Black's character in the story is a film composer and makes a specific mentioning of Ennio Morricone in a scene. Second, composer Hans Zimmer returns to the light romantic comedy genre for which he produced endearing scores for the likes of the aforementioned Spanglish and Meyers' Something's Gotta Give. If you put those two factors together, and you know that Zimmer adores Morricone's score for Once Upon a Time in America, then it gave him the opportunity to actually interpolate Morricone's theme from the classic score into two key scenes in The Holiday. Since Zimmer's Oscar nomination for his work on James L. Brooks' As Good As It Gets nearly a decade ago, Zimmer has made a habit of writing some of his most engaging music for this genre, sometimes taking on most of the scoring duties himself. In the case of The Holiday, however, Zimmer leans on the assistance of six other composers from his clone factory to help him in the process.



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Holiday Music Score
Bev - May 2, 2007, at 12:20 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 48:12
• 1. Maestro (3:54)
• 2. Iris and Jasper (3:24)
• 3. Kayak for One (1:31)
• 4. Zero (2:45)
• 5. Dream Kitchen (1:36)
• 6. Separate Vacations (1:48)
• 7. Anything Can Happen (0:49)
• 8. Light My Fire (1:14)
• 9. Definitely Unexpected (3:25)
• 10. If I Wanted to Call You (1:51)
• 11. Roadside Rhapsody (1:39)
• 12. Busy Guy (1:28)
• 13. For Nancy (1:28)
• 14. It's Complicated (1:00)
• 15. Kiss Goodbye (2:33)
• 16. Verso e Prosa (1:59)
• 17. Meu Passado (1:25)
• 18. The "Cowch" (2:42)
• 19. Three Musketeers (2:45)
• 20. Christmas Surprise (2:33)
• 21. Gumption (3:45)
• 22. Cry (2:39)

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