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I, Robot
(2004)
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Composed, Co-Conducted and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
Randy Kerber
Carlos Rodriguez
Ceiri Torjussen
Frank Bennett
Chris Guardino
Marcus Trumpp
Bill Boston
Dennis Smith
Jim Honeyman
Jon Kull

Preformed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony

The Hollywood Film Chorale
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(July 20th, 2004)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you can be contented with ten to fifteen minutes of engaging action cues that are representative of Marco Beltrami's slowly maturing blockbuster style of the era.

Avoid it... if you accept nothing less than compelling, passionate, and instrumentally intelligent music for one of the most intriguing science-fiction stories of all time.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #321
WRITTEN 7/31/04, REVISED 10/6/11
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I, Robot: (Marco Beltrami) When Isaac Asimov conjured the three laws governing robots in 1940 and eventually wrote them into the I, Robot screenplay in the 1970's, the heralded doctor claimed that this story could be made into one of the greatest science-fiction films of all time. What he could not predict, however, was the haphazard direction that Hollywood, governed now by its ability to create wizardry in the special effects department, would take as an industry. In the era of thousands of CGI spiders, spaceships, and robots per frame, the integrity of no story is safe. By the time I, Robot could be made into a feature film, the industry stood eagerly awaiting the opportunity to pour every cliche and digital effect into a recipe in which Asimov had demanded more logic and contemplation as primary ingredients. Having Will Smith as the bad cop at center stage is perhaps all the indication you need that I, Robot was one massively disappointing screw-up waiting to happen. Compelling theories of robotics and humanity are summarily replaced by a reckless Men in Black wannabe who talks smack and blows away countless evil droids. What doesn't make sense about I, Robot is how its director, Alex Proyas, could produce such a boring, formula-driven film such as this, especially after he proved to the world with Dark City that he could provide stylish and sophisticated science fiction for another generation of futuristic thinkers. One of the best assets of Dark City was its highly underrated score by veteran composer Trevor Jones, and he was once again slated to work with Proyas on I, Robot. Despite a relatively slow period of activity for the professor, however, the final session dates for this project overlapped with those for Around the World in 80 Days. The composer was extremely disappointed by this conflict, and despite his intense interest in expanding upon some futuristic sketches he had completed for the film, he had to bow out with little time remaining, leaving his loyal following of hardcore collectors equally frustrated.

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1,076 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.76 Stars
***** 140 5 Stars
**** 155 4 Stars
*** 311 3 Stars
** 256 2 Stars
* 214 1 Stars
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Fat basses question   Expand >>
Slave_Punisher - July 17, 2009, at 6:37 a.m.
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Newest: January 4, 2015, at 4:34 a.m.by Mark DK
Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
N.R.Q. - June 7, 2007, at 8:11 a.m.
1 comment  (1726 views)
Title song
jk - September 10, 2005, at 11:45 p.m.
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Beltrami is highly overrated. Who keeps hiring him?   Expand >>
Julio Gomez - October 11, 2004, at 7:34 a.m.
2 comments  (3177 views)
Newest: July 4, 2005, at 2:18 a.m.by Michael Björk
Alternate review of I Robot at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - August 31, 2004, at 7:11 a.m.
1 comment  (1842 views)
There are still people hiring this Beltrami guy? Gosh, he sure sucks in music! *NM*
Cesar - August 28, 2004, at 1:35 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 44:09
• 1. Main Titles (1:31)
• 2. Gangs of Chicago (3:13)
• 3. I, Robot Theme (End Credits) (3:15)
• 4. New Arrivals (1:06)
• 5. Tunnel Chase (3:10)
• 6. Sonny's Interrogation (1:27)
• 7. Spooner Spills (4:21)
• 8. Chicago 2035 (1:37)
• 9. Purse Snatcher (1:00)
• 10. Need Some Nanites (2:53)
• 11. 1001 Robots (4:16)
• 12. Dead Robot Walking (5:09)
• 13. Man on the Inside (2:25)
• 14. Spiderbots (4:19)
• 15. Round Up (4:24)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a note from the director and a list of performers in both the orchestra and chorale.
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