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The Twilight Saga: New Moon
(2009)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jean-Pascal Beintus
Sylvain Morizet
Nicolas Charron

Performed by:
The London Symphony Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Summit Entertainment
(November 20th, 2009)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release. The song compilation album contains a 4-minute score track not available on the score album.
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Buy it... if you have always appreciated the intellectual qualities of Alexandre Desplat's feature film scores but have sought for him to produce a more convincing sense of romantic warmth.

Avoid it... if you, like most fans of Twilight, supported the contemporary music of the first film and are horrified by the total abandonment of that score's unconventional tone by Desplat in his effort to completely (and probably unnecessarily) reinvent the franchise's sound.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #859
WRITTEN 11/27/09
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon: (Alexandre Desplat) From the ever-expanding realm of wayward Goths to the masses of longing teenage girls in America comes a reliable source of income for Stephanie Meyer's brainless, juvenile "Twilight" stories and the inevitable studio investments in adapting them to the screen. It doesn't matter how thoroughly the films in this franchise are thrashed by critics, this devoted audience will ensure a solid fiscal return. For those who have outgrown the teenage romance and vampire/werewolf blend of sappy schlock, the worst you have to tolerate is seeing its glowering young actors looking as pained or menacing as possible on your Burger King packaging. At least gay men can appreciate the fact that the two hunks anchoring the love triangle in 2009's The Twilight Saga: New Moon dispense with their shirts for much of the picture. That triangle is the focus of this sequel, adhering to the predictably stupid logic of teenage romance while adding the twist that the two men interested in the everyday high school girl in this part of the tale happen to be a vampire and a werewolf. Don't ask for any logical explanations of why a girl would have such incredibly bad luck or poor taste in her boy interests, especially considering that the winner of two guys is a creepy looking undead man who is almost a century older than her. Imagine where you could take this scenario if you combined it with all those limp-dick pill ads involving pairs of bathtubs in extremely awkward places. One thing about such franchises is the forgiving nature of their fanbases, and while most film music collectors disregarded the original Twilight score by Carter Burwell as an underachievement, they had to accept the reality that the fans actually connected with it. Burwell poured quite a bit of emotional effort into that assignment, allocating to it a meandering love theme that had long before served as the equivalent for him and his wife. Also popular with the young women attached to the concept was Burwell's unconventional blend of symphonic elements (while small) and rock-inspired electronics meant to address the hip and cool aspect of the film's appeal. With The Twilight Saga: New Moon came a new production team, however, and along with director Chris Weitz arrived his collaborator on The Golden Compass, Alexandre Desplat. The director trusted the French composer to emphasize the moody romantic concentration of the film, and with his usual precision, Desplat partially succeeds.



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1,053 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.88 Stars
***** 274 5 Stars
**** 168 4 Stars
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Plagiarism?   Expand >>
Tainlorr - September 9, 2010, at 8:09 p.m.
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Don't be concerned. Next composer is freakin Howard Shore!   Expand >>
mike - January 29, 2010, at 2:18 p.m.
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Bill
Vampires and Werewolves are now for sissies
Richard Kleiner - December 29, 2009, at 4:08 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 72:11
• 1. New Moon (3:19)
• 2. Bella Dreams (2:05)
• 3. Romeo & Juliet (2:46)
• 4. Volturi Waltz (1:17)
• 5. Blood Sample (1:15)
• 6. Edward Leaves (5:03)
• 7. Werewolves (4:25)
• 8. I Need You (1:38)
• 9. Break Up (2:04)
• 10. Memories of Edward (1:39)
• 11. Wolves v. Vampire (4:32)
• 12. Victoria (2:05)
• 13. Almost a Kiss (2:12)
• 14. Adrenaline (2:24)
• 15. Dreamcatcher (3:31)
• 16. To Volterra (9:18)
• 17. You Are Alive (2:11)
• 18. The Volturi (8:27)
• 19. The Cullens (4:32)
• 20. Marry Me, Bella (4:04)
• 21. Full Moon (3:15)

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The insert unfolds into a poster and contains a note from the director and extensive credits on the reverse side.
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