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Ocean Men
(2001)
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Composed, Conducted, Produced, and Lyrics by:

Score Vocals by:
Francine Poitras
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German release (with packaging in English), found outside Europe as an import in soundtrack specialty outlets only.
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Buy it... if you are anxious to hear Cliff Eidelman return to strong form and extend some of the enchanting style you heard in Free Willy 3: The Rescue.

Avoid it... if the higher price of an import deters you from half an hour of good, though not outstanding, dramatic music from Eidelman.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,065
WRITTEN 3/9/03, REVISED 11/9/08
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Ocean Men: (Cliff Eidelman) Large-scale films and documentaries set on the ocean often present outstanding visuals and boundless opportunities for their soundtracks. Ocean Men (sometimes referred to without the space as OceanMen) is an IMAX documentary released in Germany in late 2001, produced without the knowledge of many core IMAX followers in the United States and the United Kingdom. It offers a forty-minute glimpse of the trials and triumphs of two of the world's best freedive competitors of the era. Good friends, the two men attempt and succeed in breaking the record of diving to a depth of over 500 feet in the ocean on a single breath. Despite the film's obscurity, reviews of Ocean Men were predominantly positive. Director and cinematographer Bob Talbot, who was experienced in working with underwater filming crews for other ocean-related features, hired Cliff Eidelman to compose the score. Both Eidelman and Talbot had shared associations with the Free Willy series, and Eidelman tackles Ocean Men with much of the same formula as he did Free Willy 3: The Rescue. His career in a stagnant rut, languishing in limbo for many years since his previous major scoring projects, Eidelman was snapped out of his funk by the IMAX documentary genre in the same way that it has inspired many other composers for decades. Writing music for nearly every moment in the film, Eidelman's work for Ocean Men clocks in at about 32 minutes in length. It is substantiated by a strong presence of strings that often perform a lengthy theme of epic scope. For score fans frustrated with Eidelman's recent lack of production on a large scale, Ocean Men will begin to serve, though not entirely quench, your thirst for a continuation of his dramatic sound. Unlike most IMAX scores you hear for surface level aquatic subject matter, Eidelman has tailored this score specifically for the depths. Thus, the theme is very slow in tempo and haunting in style, extended in all of its incarnations. He employs the voice of Francine Poitras once again (continuing a collaboration that proved quite successful in Free Willy 3: The Rescue) to provide the expected female vocals to represent the sea in several cues.



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176 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.23 Stars
***** 36 5 Stars
**** 44 4 Stars
*** 45 3 Stars
** 28 2 Stars
* 23 1 Stars
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The Ocean Men Documentary
Maria Sinnott - July 23, 2005, at 7:03 a.m.
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Ocean Men
Marissa - January 11, 2005, at 12:35 p.m.
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Sweet little score. A little too ambient to be really impressive ( * * * ). *NM*
Peter - March 20, 2003, at 1:45 a.m.
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Total Time: 74:30
Songs:
• 1. A Day Without Rain - performed by Enya (2:39)
• 2. Lazy Days - performed by Enya (3:43)
• 3. World Looking In - performed by Morcheeba (3:38)
• 4. En el Muelle de San Blas - performed by Mana (4:19)
• 5. The River - performed by Cultured Pearls (4:57)
• 6. Songs of the Seas - performed by Vangelis (6:12)
• 7. Oceania - performed by Mike Oldfield (3:22)
• 8. Minor Earth, Major Sky - performed by a-ha (4:02)
• 9. Gebet an den Planet - performed by Thomas D. (6:10)
• 10. Welcome to Blue World - performed by Quintilian (3:15)

Cliff Eidelman Score:
• 11. Stargate (3:36)
• 12. The Birth of Free Diving (3:20)
• 13. Rivalry (2:16)
• 14. Climbing the Mountain (2:20)
• 15. Into the Blue (2:57)
• 16. Ocean Being (5:12)
• 17. The Science of Free Diving (1:09)
• 18. Water Dance (1:14)
• 19. Pipin's World Record (4:06)
• 20. Prelude (1:47)
• 21. Umberto's World Record (3:16)
• 22. Ocean Men (0:50)

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The insert includes information about the film and Eidelman's career, extensive song credits, and pictures of Eidelman and the production team.
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