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Mr. & Mrs. Smith
(2005)
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Composed, Co-Programmed, Co-Arranged, and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony
Mark Watters

Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Bruce Fowler
Randy Kerber
Mark McKenzie
Suzette Moriarty
John Ashton Thomas

Co-Programmed and Co-Arranged by:
James McKee Smith
John Ashton Thomas

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Lakeshore Records
(June 28th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if an overdose of Latin style from John Powell's spirited acoustic guitar and percussion reminds you of the carefree fun exhibited in the film's plot.

Avoid it... if you require any meaningful substance in your film music, because Powell missed a clear opportunity by failing to really enhance the comedic narrative flow of that story.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,776
WRITTEN 1/23/12
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith: (John Powell) Rank the brainless comedy action flick Mr. & Mrs. Smith high on the list of movies better remembered for the controversial fornication of its stars than its own cinematic qualities. Aided by headlines that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt discovered the capabilities of each others' sex organs during the production, much to the dismay of Jennifer Aniston fans, the Doug Liman movie grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide during its run through theatres during the summer of 2005, long stirring speculation of sequels and prequels. Jolie and Pitt play a couple experiencing marital dissatisfaction while maintaining secret lives as assassins on the side. When they are both hired to knock off the same target, their covers are blown, leading to a bizarre cat and mouse game that, not surprisingly, arouses them sexually. Their domestic issues eventually blossom into all-out war, first against each other and then against the common foes who wish for the pair to be eliminated. In the process, they take the destruction of household goods and department store merchandise to all new levels, leaping from one fallacy of logic to another in the process of going rogue together. The movie is awful in many regards (and several major reviewers skewered it), though it remains engrossing because of the obvious chemistry that exists between the leads, who enthusiastically blast their way through the film by reacting to adversity with undaunted humor. The movie's soundtrack includes an odd collection of song placements, though composer John Powell's score maintains a strong Latin identity throughout the film as a representation of both the meeting place of the leading couple and the general romance that comes along with that genre. Having already tackled an entry in the Bourne franchise for Liman and proving his chops in a number of other chase productions at the time, Powell was a smart choice for this assignment. The breadth of his work, most notably exercised in his music for children's films, has included a fair amount of Latin material, and the sound was experiencing something of a rediscovery in film music at the time due in part to James Horner's The Mask of Zorro (and sequel) and the utilization of Heitor Pereira's skills out of the Hans Zimmer production house. Powell seems comfortable writing what essentially plays like a Latin extension of his music for the Bourne movies, though don't expect any of it to exhibit high levels of intelligence. In fact, Powell underplays his hand in the movie by more of a factor than you might expect.



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I agree with the final judgment...
Edmund Meinerts - February 21, 2012, at 8:21 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 43:54
• 1. Bogota (1:36)
• 2. The Bedroom (1:09)
• 3. Playing House (1:34)
• 4. Assignments (1:11)
• 5. His and Her Hits (2:45)
• 6. Office Work (2:08)
• 7. Desert Foxes (2:36)
• 8. John and Jane's Identity (2:00)
• 9. Dinner (4:13)
• 10. Hood Jump (1:45)
• 11. Mutual Thoughts (1:01)
• 12. John Drops In (2:29)
• 13. Tango de los Asesinos (4:26)
• 14. Two Phone Calls (1:51)
• 15. Kiss and Make Up (1:52)
• 16. Minivan Chase (2:12)
• 17. Shopping Spree (4:19)
• 18. Dodging Bullets (1:20)
• 19. The Next Adventure (3:28)

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