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Non-Stop
(2014)
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Co-Composed and Produced by:

Co-Composed by:
Alexander Rudd

Conducted by:
Allan Wilson

Orchestrated by:
Jason Livesay
Nolan Livesay
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(March 4th, 2014)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only for the marginally engaging melodic passages concentrated mostly in the first four cues of the laborious album presentation, the main theme offering glimpses of the style this score could have utilized to a greater extent.

Avoid it... if you have no interest in wasting your time with generic ambient suspense provided by a ghostwriter for John Ottman, with very little remarkable about this workmanlike effort.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,521
WRITTEN 4/13/14
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Non-Stop: (John Ottman/Edwin Wendler) Still ripe for the plucking is the airplane terrorist genre of action/horror movies, 2014's Non-Stop overcoming a muted critical response to earn solid returns at the box office. The story leaves much to be desired from those tired of stereotypes, predictable plot twists, and implausible execution, casting Liam Neeson as a troubled but noble air marshal who finds himself in the middle of a terrorist manipulation of his flight across the Atlantic. The pilot and passengers begin dying mysteriously when demands sent by text messages to the air marshal are unheeded, a premise with promise that is diluted once bombs, cocaine, and other unlikely elements of dubious origin begin hijacking the plot. Needless to say, Neeson's character kicks butt, and that's the entire purpose for the existence of this film (aside from making people even more squeamish about flying; the film's release coincided with the bizarre disappearance of a real-life Malaysian airliner). The production of Non-Stop was just as conventional, its music playing a very minor role in the overall equation. Composer John Ottman was hired for the project but quickly found himself battling conflicting schedules with the editing of X-Men: Days of Future Past, a passion and franchise obviously of higher importance. Ottman had, whether for the ease of scheduling or for contractual reasons, shared composing credit with his assistants in the past, and for Non-Stop, he contacted Edwin Wendler, who had done arrangement and orchestration work for lesser-known Ottman projects of the prior few years. Wendler himself had, over the same period, begun to establish his own compositional career, though without any credits as well known as Non-Stop. While a composer like Hans Zimmer makes news by collaborating with a whole slew of artists, Ottman seems to prefer working one-on-one with a single collaborator. In the case of Wendler and Non-Stop, this relationship played out like a mentor and ghostwriter, Ottman guiding and approving every cue of a 96-minute score even though all but a few of those minutes were primarily the toil of Wendler, who got surprisingly minimal credit for that effort. Such circumstances can involve contractual credit obligations (Ottman's Unknown comes to mind), but it's still disappointing to see Wendler's name receive so little notice for this mass of production on a major film.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 53:11
• 1. Non-Stop (3:12)
• 2. Damaged Goods (3:42)
• 3. Usual Suspects (1:19)
• 4. Welcome to Aqualantic (1:03)
• 5. First Text (3:15)
• 6. Random Search (1:40)
• 7. Do Something For Me (2:42)
• 8. Circling Passengers (3:11)
• 9. Interrogations (3:23)
• 10. What Happened to Amsterdam? (3:45)
• 11. Death Number 1 (2:07)
• 12. Reluctant Passenger/Blue Ribbon (2:08)
• 13. F*** It (3:42)
• 14. Explosions Protocol (1:55)
• 15. Ambush (1:39)
• 16. Message Received (3:20)
• 17. Bathroom Discovery (1:48)
• 18. 8000 Feet (2:10)
• 19. Unloaded Weapon (1:30)
• 20. Crash Landing (1:26)
• 21. Epilogue (3:54)

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