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In the Army Now
(1994)
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Composed, Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:
Robert Folk
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Intrada Records
(September 15th, 1994)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you enjoy militaristic comedy scores with trite themes performed over large-scale orchestral action rhythms.

Avoid it... if you expect the cohesion of Robert Folk's better known, straight action/fantasy scores.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,143
WRITTEN 3/15/97, REVISED 3/12/06
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In the Army Now: (Robert Folk) For fans of composer Robert Folk, films like In the Army Now are exactly the variety of trash to be cursed... the trash for which Folk has seemingly become accustomed to writing overachieving music. The 1994 embarrassment starred comedian Pauly Shore who, upon being bored and unemployed, joins the Army Reserves and immediately gravitates towards other misfits who will eventually make up a water purification team. When a crisis breaks out with Libya, these buddies are put in harm's way, and, not surprisingly, nothing bad happens to them. The film, written by no less than eight screenwriters, including director Daniel Petrie, Jr., seems to have lost all individuality in the editing process, leaving the film as a tool with which to connect stupid physical comedy by Pauly Shore himself. The film received its due thrashing by critics and has since disappeared, much like its lead comedian. One interesting point about In the Army Now were small protests by Arab communities, who couldn't understand why 1994 (with True Lies, among others) was the year that Hollywood badguys officially stopped wearing communist red and instead wore turbans. Director Petrie, Jr.'s collaboration with Robert Folk would be better remembered for Toy Soldiers a few years earlier, and the previous project would yield significantly better results from Folk as well. When approaching this project, Petrie, Jr. and Folk attempted to determine how they could interpolate the ideas of composer Richard Strauss (who Folk had been listening to, by chance, right before signing on to this project) into a film like In the Army Now. The problem with films like this, as per usual, is creating a convincing sound for the environment of the army without stifling the comedy of the script or writing music that's so silly that it's strictly a parody effort. In this case, Folk suffers from traveling too close to the first problem.



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Average: 2.76 Stars
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**** 14 4 Stars
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* 22 1 Stars
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Total Time: 35:38
• 1. Video Game (1:25)
• 2. Boot Camp (4:48)
• 3. Grenade Bunker (1:02)
• 4. Pugal Sticks (1:29)
• 5. Purified Water (2:04)
• 6. Ranger Attack (1:30)
• 7. The Mission (2:33)
• 8. Lost in the Desert (5:05)
• 9. New Transportation (1:06)
• 10. The Cobra (1:41)
• 11. Camel Traders (0:46)
• 12. Finding the F.A.V.S (0:40)
• 13. Bones (2:01)
• 14. The Raid Begins (1:06)
• 15. Last Chance (8:04)

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The insert includes notes from the composer and director about the score and film.
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