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Joy Ride
(2001)
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Composed, Co-Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Additional Music by:
Buck Sanders

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(October 2nd, 2001)
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Regular U.S. release, but completely out of print.
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Buy it... if you like punishing yourself and your wallet by collecting spare jewel cases the expensive way.

Avoid it... if you agree that mundane, aimless horror scores with no originality or intelligence are far too frequently employed in substandard movies these days.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #853
WRITTEN 10/27/01, REVISED 2/12/09
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Joy Ride: (Marco Beltrami) Just in time for Halloween in 2001, a horror flick about a teenage summer vacation excursion gone awry was released. Does that strike anybody else as poorly timed? Either the production of the film was delayed (courtesy Osama bin Laden?) or someone working one late night in the studio suddenly realized that Joy Ride was going to be such a terrible film that nobody would notice or care about the apparent error. Likely, it was the latter. The cliche-ridden tale involves a college freshman, his dorky brother, and his dorky girlfriend, all of whom decide to cruise dusty rural roads and harass a trucker known only by his CB handle. As fate would have it, of course, the trucker becomes irritated and decides to break a couple of minor traffic safety laws while gaining his crazed revenge. What great joy! Even if you can set aside the fact that Joy Ride is a dumbed-down teenager version of Steven Spielberg's classic film The Duel, then perhaps you still would have been deterred by the fact that movies like this seemed to be produced only for the purpose of spawning terrible music, whether original or in song compilations. It was just another unfortunate substandard entry in the career of a man who seemed at the time to be filling his resume with a long list of terrible stinkers. It's safe to say that in the case of Joy Ride, Marco Beltrami either needed the money or was immune to the infectiously poor quality of the films on which he worked early in his career. Making a living out of scoring poor horror flicks is one thing, but never even trying to do anything original with the genre is another matter, and a baffling one at that. As much as some listeners may dislike the mass of Christopher Young's music for B-grade horror films, he at least attempts (on many occasions) to do something original with his orchestration or themes, giving the work a personality or sense of style. Beltrami, with the exception of a minority of the material in the Scream franchise, tended not to provide anything that could not have been predicted by the listener. His music is just as full of tired cliches and boring constructs as the films he scored. The talent is there, but the incentive or will isn't. In sum, in the event that you don't want to waste your time by reading further, the score for Joy Ride is an unequivocal failure that leaves you scrambling for any alternative with even a hint of intelligence.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 30:38
• 1. Communication (1:28)
• 2. Ice Man Cometh (2:22)
• 3. Ridin' Shotgun (2:58)
• 4. Ring-a-Ling (3:28)
• 5. Naked Lunch (2:00)
• 6. ...It Wasn't Comely (2:54)
• 7. Children of the Corn (4:23)
• 8. Charlotte's Web (2:08)
• 9. Sitchiation (1:17)
• 10. Shake Yr Tail Feather (1:15)
• 11. Route 666 (1:50)
• 12. Mole Asses (3:20)
• 13. Refreshify (0:56)

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The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the film or score.
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