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Just Visiting
(2001)
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Co-Composed and Produced by:

Co-Composed by:
Nick Glennie-Smith

Conducted by:
Adam Stern
Gavin Greenaway
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(April 10th, 2001)
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Regular U.S. release, but out of print as of 2005.
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Buy it... if you never cease to enjoy all of the predictable variations that cheap Media Ventures adventure and comedy scores of the late 1990's and early 2000's had to offer.

Avoid it... if you expect a strong underlying composition to be arranged and performed with anywhere near the kind of power that it needs to impress.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #554
WRITTEN 4/27/01, REVISED 10/11/08
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Just Visiting: (John Powell and Nick Glennie-Smith) The monumental success of Les Visiteurs in 1993 during the concept's debut in its native France was long a target of translation into the American market. After Miramax and Mel Brooks had terrible difficulty dubbing the 1993 hit into English, Disney eventually assembled most of the major cast and crew for a English-version remake that stayed very true to the original but, in 2001, failed to muster much magic at the box office. The concept of the misguidedly time-traveling knight and the comedy and romance inherent in that plot (and many others like it at the time) revealed themselves to be a phenomenon unique to France. The nonsensical remake degraded the idea to the level of dumb, American franchising. Despite these facts, a perfect match was established between the production and the Media Ventures composing buddies of John Powell and Nick Glennie-Smith. There was an atmosphere so false and ridiculous about Just Visiting that it is fitting that the accompanying score is an auto-pilot Media Ventures effort that, musically speaking, added nothing substantially new to the careers of either composer. From the trailers, film music fans who purchased this score without having seen the film might have assumed that they were destined to hear another comedy routine of Chicken Run proportions (after all, that score remained one of the most popular comedy works of the early 2000's). Unfortunately, while it offers a few impressive passages and is generally listenable throughout, Just Visiting is a less inspiring and cheaper sounding work. Less enhanced by orchestral might and more entrenched in electronic samples two generations away from the Hans Zimmer formula, Just Visiting goes through melodramatic motions without the instrumentation to really make it work. Nevertheless, Powell and Glennie-Smith do go out of their way to provide a score on paper that is likely far more impressive than the film probably deserved.



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434 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.73 Stars
***** 57 5 Stars
**** 67 4 Stars
*** 110 3 Stars
** 104 2 Stars
* 96 1 Stars
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Great Choral Moment in "Hallucination..."
Wulfman Anis D. - May 18, 2004, at 11:13 a.m.
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Chicken Run Lovers Rejoice!
::scoreman:: - April 29, 2001, at 5:07 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 36:16
• 1. Thibault Goes to England (2:39)
• 2. The Hag's Hut (2:20)
• 3. Rosaline and Thibault (1:12)
• 4. Halucination and Execution (1:10)
• 5. To Chicago (0:40)
• 6. Kill the Car (2:00)
• 7. Thibault Sees Julia (1:16)
• 8. My Cousin, My Descendant (1:29)
• 9. Ode de Toilet (0:21)
• 10. Tub for Two (1:03)
• 11. So Many Descendants (0:21)
• 12. Kissing Cousins (0:39)
• 13. Searching for a Wizard (0:50)
• 14. Another Visitor (0:44)
• 15. On the Bridge (1:55)
• 16. Feel Like a Lady (1:04)
• 17. Andre Can't Ask (0:35)
• 18. The Wizard Pulls Himself Together (1:03)
• 19. The Wizard Cooks (0:40)
• 20. Andre Asks to Stay (0:51)
• 21. Not a Bunny (1:04)
• 22. The Big Chase (2:02)
• 23. What Will I Do Without You (1:46)
• 24. Thibault and the Wizard Return Home (1:56)
• 25. In the IceHall (1:04)
• 26. Hunter Gets It/Julia Sees the Castle (1:44)
• 27. You Time Will Come - performed by Kudson Kai (2:51)

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