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The Island
(2005)
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Co-Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Composed and Conducted by:
Blake Neely

Co-Composed by:
Trevor Morris
Clay Duncan
Ramin Djawadi

Lead Orchestrations by:
Bruce Fowler

Co-Produced by:
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Milan Records
(July 26th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you consistently enjoy the continuing variations of Media Ventures drum loops, rapid orchestra hits, and synthetic choirs.

Avoid it... if style is more important that process in your film music.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #811
WRITTEN 12/10/05
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Jablonsky
Jablonsky
The Island: (Steve Jablonsky, Various) As the progression of director Michael Bay's films has declined in quality and enjoyability, so have the scores that accompany them. The problem with Bay is that his breathless action films are no longer snappy in their humor, nor enticing in their edits. The man has simply lost his touch. Sadly, this decline in filmmaking standards by Bay (though some would argue there wasn't much there to begin with) is a problem compounded in 2005's The Island by the fact that several masterful films about the subject have come before, including Logan's Run and THX 1138. The concept this time around is that future humanity has been restricted to bubbles in which there is little education and less individuality, and people are occasionally selected as winners of a lottery to go off to a gorgeous island where they are unsuspectingly harvested (reminds of that short story "The Lottery" where the winner in the small town is ritually stoned to death). A few clones decide to grow some individuality and rebel against the system, leading us on the more typical Michael Bay series of chase sequences that just happen to this time take place in the futuristic science fiction realm. These Bay films have always been tied to composer Hans Zimmer from the very start, and from The Rock to Pearl Harbor, Zimmer's participation has always involved the usual random collection of his Media Ventures artists. This time, as in a few previously, the clones have taken over and five of them produce the music for The Island. They are led by Steve Jablonsky, whose work in the sound design film score genre expanded to a strong orchestral presence in Steamboy that did significantly more to advance Jablonsky's name in the public eye. But given that we're back in the Bay-realm of simplistic testosterone, so too does Jablonsky revert to the stock Media Ventures library of tired ideas, hoping that a subtle change here and there will suffice for the musical presence in the film. Unfortunately, the amount of originality in that library was limited in the first place, so to hear it rearranged and regurgitated once again by Zimmer junkies isn't impressing or fooling anyone.



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477 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.41 Stars
***** 64 5 Stars
**** 51 4 Stars
*** 69 3 Stars
** 126 2 Stars
* 167 1 Stars
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My name is Lincoln
J. Rienecker - May 19, 2012, at 9:32 p.m.
1 comment  (961 views)
My Name is Lincoln is a masterpiece!
Michael - November 29, 2009, at 12:17 p.m.
1 comment  (1678 views)
Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
N.R.Q. - May 24, 2007, at 7:06 a.m.
1 comment  (1762 views)
Orchestration
N.R.Q. - May 24, 2007, at 7:02 a.m.
1 comment  (1787 views)
I took a crap and called it "The Island"...
Sir Poops-A-Lot - September 12, 2006, at 11:28 a.m.
1 comment  (1756 views)
the island music used in new movie trailer
robert - July 12, 2006, at 9:42 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 56:06
• 1. The Island Awaits You (2:21)
• 2. Where Do These Tubes Go? (2:06)
• 3. Sector 6 (2:49)
• 4. Starkweather (4:12)
• 5. Agnate Ukuleles (2:37)
• 6. You Have a Special Purpose in Life (4:35)
• 7. Mass Vehicular Carnage (2:25)
• 8. Renovatio (4:12)
• 9. I'm Not Ready to Die (2:32)
• 10. This Tongue Thing's Amazing (4:29)
• 11. Mass Winnings (5:07)
• 12. The Craziest Mess I've Ever Seen (5:07)
• 13. Send in the Clones (4:30)
• 14. My Name is Lincoln (3:42)
• 15. Blow - performed by The Prom Kings (5:23)

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