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Mission: Impossible III
(2006)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted and Co-Orchestrated by:
Tim Simonec

Co-Orchestrated by:
Larry Kenton
Chris Tilton
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(May 9th, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you've always wanted a score in the Mission: Impossible franchise that was stylistically loyal to Lalo Schifrin's original series material.

Avoid it... if you've blindly purchased all of Michael Giacchino's scores thus far, for Mission: Impossible III is his least coherent major effort.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #678
WRITTEN 6/9/06
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Mission: Impossible III: (Michael Giacchino) Neither of Brian De Palma or John Woo's first two films in the Mission: Impossible set any intelligence records, with logical fallacies that rendered their plots almost laughable. The whole point of the franchise on film has been, of course, to provide a clothesline for outrageous physical stunts and incredible explosions. After all, explosions are fun! The third movie is much of the same formula, compared at its worst to some of the duller James Bond movies. Perhaps the fourth Mission: Impossible film will combine outrageous physical stunts and incredible explosions with Scientology and Katie Holmes, and then people will get truly excited. Along with the awkwardness of Tom Cruise these days (is he jumping off a sofa or a burning bridge?), Mission: Impossible III has overcome critical reviews and pleasured brainless audiences to the benefit of $100+ million for the studio in its first month. The music for the franchise, like the concurrent X-Men franchise, has switched from composer to composer since its first installment, which typically leaves no overarching identity for the franchise musically. Luckily for Mission: Impossible, Lalo Schifrin had already done all that was necessary, and each of the three scores for the films over the past ten years have utilized that theme to some extent. Outside of that theme, none of the scores have maintained their own identity, with Danny Elfman's original suffering from a bland anonymity and Hans Zimmer's sequel score completely losing touch with the origins of the show's sound. For Mission: Impossible III, director J.J. Abrams' "like a brother" composing partner Michael Giacchino takes his first stab at a summer blockbuster.



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Average: 3.16 Stars
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Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 64:49
• 1. Mission: Impossible Theme composed by Lalo Schifrin (0:52)
• 2. Factory Rescue (4:14)
• 3. Evacuation (2:46)
• 4. Helluvacopter Chase (3:12)
• 5. Special Agent Lindsey Farris (2:45)
• 6. Ethan and Julia (1:23)
• 7. "Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall" (5:53)
• 8. Masking Agent (3:38)
• 9. Voice Capture (2:40)
• 10. "See You in the Sewer" (1:42)
• 11. Davian's Brought In (2:04)
• 12. Bridge Battle (4:10)
• 13. Davian Gets the Girl (2:41)
• 14. IMF Escape (2:42)
• 15. Disguise the Limit (3:21)
• 16. Shang Way High (3:37)
• 17. The Chutist (1:58)
• 18. Hunting for Jules (3:53)
• 19. World's Worst Last 4 Minutes to Live (4:08)
• 20. Reparations (3:33)
• 21. Schifrin and Variations* (3:05)
* not contained in film

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a note from the director about the score, as well as a list of performers and extensive photography from the film.
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