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The Legend of Zorro
(2005)
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Composed, Conducted, Co-Orchestrated, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Produced by:
Simon Rhodes

Co-Orchestrated by:
Bruce Babcock
Randy Kerber
Jon Kull
Eddie Karam
Conrad Pope
David Slonaker
Jim Honeyman
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(October 25th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you'd be enticed by a loyal, yet spectacular reinterpretation of Horner's original The Mask of Zorro score.

Avoid it... if the only thing worse than Horner repetition for you is to hear it over wild acoustic guitars, castanets, shakuhachi flute, and foot tapping.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #288
WRITTEN 11/12/05
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The Legend of Zorro: (James Horner) When the legend of Zorro first made its appearance on the modern big screens, it swashed and buckled its way above and beyond even the old Tyrone Power adaptation of the California hero. Catching many viewers by surprise, The Mask of Zorro introduced Catherine Zeta-Jones to the masses, re-launched Antonio Banderas' career, revived interest in the character, and even provided a unique entry in the books of then red-hot composer James Horner. Back to direct the sequel is Martin Campbell, and with Banderas, Zeta-Jones, Horner, and other crew returning for another adventure, The Legend of Zorro rode into theatres with high expectations. A poor script has proven to be a foe that even Zorro cannot defeat, and amid stale reviews and cries of rehash, the sequel hasn't resurrected the same lofty appeal as the original. For James Horner, The Mask of Zorro was a pivotal entry in his career, for it came on the heels of Titanic, a score that forever polarized most of the remaining film music collectors who had not already labeled Horner as genius or hack. Without a doubt, The Mask of Zorro gave Horner the opportunity to carry all of his familiar instrumentation into a genre that has been sadly neglected by Hollywood blockbusters in the modern era: historic Hispanic adventure. With wild acoustic guitars, castanets, and foot tapping, Horner had created a score that not only differed from the spirit and sound of anything he had produced in his career, but was also unique in the scope of all modern Hollywood composing. While The Legend of Zorro has much inspiration taken from the original success, a more interesting trend that Horner is showing in late 2005 reveals that his music for Flightplan might actually have just as much of an effect on The Legend of Zorro.



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Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)   Expand >>
N.R.Q. - May 3, 2007, at 8:16 a.m.
5 comments  (4982 views)
Newest: April 13, 2009, at 12:00 p.m. by
The Anti-Nicolas Rodriguez Quiles
Phenominal Score!!!!!
Trevor - September 26, 2006, at 8:09 p.m.
1 comment  (2980 views)
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Derek Tersmette - September 23, 2006, at 7:38 a.m.
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Newest: April 13, 2007, at 8:01 p.m. by
Kevin Smith
Zorro=Troy   Expand >>
Matt - March 14, 2006, at 4:32 p.m.
3 comments  (3751 views)
Newest: March 15, 2006, at 6:07 p.m. by
Matt
Congratulations, The Legend of Zorro is the Filmtracks score of the year *NM* *NM*
f253 - March 2, 2006, at 5:05 a.m.
1 comment  (2003 views)
songs from this score for a Marching Band show
Ian - December 11, 2005, at 1:22 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 75:34
• 1. Collecting the Ballots (3:27)
• 2. Stolen Votes (6:33)
• 3. To the Governor's... And Then Elena (4:07)
• 4. This Is Who I Am (3:07)
• 5. Classroom Justice (1:52)
• 6. The Cortez Ranch (6:37)
• 7. A Proposal with Pearls/Perilous Times (4:00)
• 8. Joaquin's Capture and Zorro's Rescue (5:02)
• 9. Jailbreak/Reunited (5:38)
• 10. A Dinner of Pigeon/Setting the Explosives (5:06)
• 11. Mad Dash/Zorro Unmasked (3:22)
• 12. Just One Drop of Nitro (2:42)
• 13. The Train (11:03)
• 14. Statehood Proclaimed (5:02)
• 15. My Family Is My Life (8:14)

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