SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Transformers: Last Knight
    2. Cars 3
   3. The Mummy
  4. Wonder Woman
 5. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales
6. Alien: Covenant


   CURRENT BEST-SELLING SCORES:
       1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
      2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
     3. Willow
    4. The Ghost and the Darkness
   5. An American Tail
  6. The Wind and the Lion
 7. Doctor Strange
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
        2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
       3. Titanic
      4. Avatar
     5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
    6. Gladiator
   7. Star Wars: A New Hope
  8. Animal Farm
 9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
Home Page
Night at the Museum
(2006)
Album Cover Art
Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Produced by:
David Bifano

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
Labels Icon
LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(December 19th, 2006)
Availability Icon
ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
Awards
AWARDS
None.
Also See Icon
ALSO SEE




Decorative Nonsense
PRINTER FRIENDLY VIEW
(inverts site colors)




   Availability | Viewer Ratings | Comments | Audio & Track Listings | Notes
Buy it... if you adore Alan Silvestri's consistently rousing action material for full orchestral and choral ensembles.

Avoid it... if you expect to hear Silvestri in top form, providing consistent flows of rhythm that this particular film doesn't allow for.
Review Icon
EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #488
WRITTEN 12/22/06
Shopping Icon
BUY IT



Silvestri
Silvestri
Night at the Museum: (Alan Silvestri) As hard as it may be for some people to believe, there is apparently a segment of the population that had dreams (or nightmares) as children that they got locked into a museum at night and all the exhibits came to life. This scenario was premise for Milan Trenc's whimsical story that has now inspired the holiday feature film Night at the Museum. A loser of a husband and dad (Ben Stiller) tries to prove to his family that he can be dependable and thus takes a job as a night guard at the New York Natural History Museum. He soon discovers that the museum does indeed come to life at night, forcing him to enlist the help of the exhibits themselves to restore order. Little does he know at first that this nightly adventure is just that... nightly. The film's appeal exists in small and/or restrained performances by Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney, as well the special effects and lavish set design that transform the film into one giant advertisement for the museum. Predictably, though, the film allows the special effects to take center stage, causing critics to mention the failure of Jumanji more than once. Also noted has been Alan Silvestri's score. The veteran composer's output for mainstream blockbusters has diminished in recent years, though he has proven himself capable time and time again in providing solid music for the children's genre. He may be a long way away from the glory of his great 1980's action scores, but he is always dependable when it comes to generating creative volumes of genre-bending sounds for silly adventure stories. The same equation is set for Night at the Museum, and Silvestri responds with a loud and hyperactive series of short action bursts written for a full orchestral ensemble and small choir. Some limited presence of synthesizers is felt, though these are mostly limited to the occasional drum pad hits and electric bass. The overall package, strangely, is pleasantly obnoxious.



Ratings Icon
VIEWER RATINGS
660 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.43 Stars
***** 159 5 Stars
**** 187 4 Stars
*** 159 3 Stars
** 89 2 Stars
* 66 1 Stars
  (View results for all titles)

Comments Icon
COMMENTS
6 TOTAL COMMENTS
Read All Start New Thread Search Comments
Night at the Museum Formula
Bruno Costa - November 9, 2010, at 4:52 a.m.
1 comment  (967 views)
Key
Timothy Rodier - March 24, 2008, at 8:14 p.m.
1 comment  (1546 views)
Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
N.R.Q. - April 19, 2007, at 3:20 p.m.
1 comment  (1976 views)
Orchestration
N.R.Q. - December 26, 2006, at 6:37 a.m.
1 comment  (2322 views)
So, do I buy it...   Expand >>
Matt_Lambertson - December 24, 2006, at 8:18 p.m.
2 comments  (4441 views)
Newest: December 25, 2006, at 12:10 p.m. by
elenewton
More...


Track Listings Icon
TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 53:19
• 1. Night at the Museum (2:35)
• 2. One of Those Days (0:49)
• 3. An Ordinary Guy? (1:27)
• 4. Tour of the Museum (2:32)
• 5. Civil War Soldiers (4:08)
• 6. Out of Africa (1:07)
• 7. Meet Dexter (1:27)
• 8. Mayan Warriors (0:57)
• 9. Where's Rexy? (0:48)
• 10. West from Africa (1:49)
• 11. The Iron Horse (1:06)
• 12. Saved by Teddy (1:57)
• 13. Tablet of Akmenrah (0:37)
• 14. "Tracking, Dear Boy" (1:08)
• 15. Some Men Are Born Great (0:50)
• 16. Sunrise (0:42)
• 17. Study Up on History (2:15)
• 18. Teddy Likes Sacagawea (1:53)
• 19. Tearing Limbs (1:45)
• 20. Caveman on Fire (0:43)
• 21. Outrun the Sun (0:58)
• 22. Show You What I Do (2:55)
• 23. Tablet Gone (2:45)
• 24. "Theodore Roosevelt at Your Service" (1:11)
• 25. "This is Your Moment" (2:10)
• 26. Rally the Troops (1:07)
• 27. Tire Take Down (1:21)
• 28. Cecil's Escape (1:26)
• 29. Stage Coach (2:28)
• 30. Teddy in Two (1:18)
• 31. Cab Ride (0:50)
• 32. Big Fan (1:03)
• 33. Heroes Return (0:54)
• 34. A Great Man (0:57)
• 35. Full House (1:21)

Notes Icon
NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the score or film.
Copyright © 2006-2017, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. All artwork and sound clips from Night at the Museum are Copyright © 2006, Varèse Sarabande and cannot be redistributed without the label's expressed written consent. Page created 12/22/06 (and not updated significantly since).
Reviews Preload Scoreboard decoration Ratings Preload Composers Preload Awards Preload Home Preload Search Preload