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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
(2010)
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Composed and Produced by:
David Hirschfelder

Conducted by:
Brett Kelly

Orchestrated by:
Ricky Edwards
James K. Lee
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Watertower Music
(September 21st, 2010)
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Available as a regular commercial download release or initially on CD only at physical Borders outlets for a price of $8.
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Buy it... if you appreciate intelligent orchestral fantasy scores that are easy on the ears and make few demands during their exploration of familiar genre territory.

Avoid it... if you seek originality on top of basic pleasure, for David Hirschfelder's technically precise and well performed score references John Williams' contributions to the genre a little too frequently for comfort.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,275
WRITTEN 10/5/10
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole: (David Hirschfelder) The next in a long line of children's book series to be adapted onto the big screen is Kathryn Lasky's "Guardians of Ga'Hoole," a set of fifteen stories from which the first three are adapted for the 2010 Warner Brothers 3D venture, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. The production features the somewhat odd teaming of 300's Zack Snyder and the animating crew of Happy Feet, and Snyder's predisposed favoring of stylish action is realized in the aggressive application of 3D effects in the film's extensive flying sequences. The story is largely devoid of technology despite the impressively detailed synthetic renderings of the characters; in a society of owls, there are basically forces of good and evil, the former known as the Guardians and the latter a clearly Nazi-inspired clan of Pure Ones. The evil half of the species is kidnapping young owls from the general population in their efforts enslave enough of a force to suit their desire for world domination. When an awkward pair of brothers is among the abducted, they defy the odds to search out the heroic Guardians. The film was not an immediate smash box office success despite a wide release to theatres, lingering near the top of the charts during the slow autumn season of 2010 but taking nearly two weeks of worldwide grosses to earn back just half of its $80 million budget. Without a doubt, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole represents the largest international assignment of composer David Hirschfelder's career. The Australian has maintained a steady career in his native country but has not achieved the mainstream success that some expected after his pair of Academy Award nominations for Shine and Elizabeth from 1996 to 1998. He returned to the spotlight with his unreleased but highly sought after music for the 2008 epic Australia. His attachment to Legend of the Guardians came with much anticipation from within the film music collecting community, as well as a collective sigh of relief that Snyder did not haul former collaborator and known plagiarist Tyler Bates along for this assignment (one has to imagine that Warner's forced acknowledgement of the derivative nature of 300 eliminated any chance of Bates' involvement here).



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Beautiful soundtrack to a great movie
LordoftheFuture - November 12, 2012, at 5:13 p.m.
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I loved this line...   Expand >>
Jack - October 7, 2010, at 3:50 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 62:11
• 1. To the Sky - performed by Owl City (3:39)
• 2. Flight Home (The Guardian Theme) (3:52)
• 3. Taken to St Aggeles (5:37)
• 4. Welcome to the Pellatorium (4:51)
• 5. A Long Way to the Guardians (5:57)
• 6. You Know We're Flying (2:37)
• 7. A Friend or Two* (5:19)
• 8. The Boy Was Right (4:05)
• 9. Sharpen the Battle Claws (6:22)
• 10. Follow the Whale's Fin (5:11)
• 11. Into Battle (5:07)
• 12. Hello Brother* (2:51)
• 13. My Soldiers My Sons (3:27)
• 14. More Baggy Wrinkles (3:19)
* download only track, not available on the CD version

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