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Original Sin
(2001)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:
Terence Blanchard

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jay Weigel
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Chapter III Records
(July 24th, 2001)
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Regular U.S. release, but completely out of print.
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Buy it... only if you noticed the vaguely cohesive Latin material for a couple of scenes in the film and additionally seek one flamboyantly attractive trumpet performance for a singular cue.

Avoid it... if you expect Terence Blanchard to do any justice to the time period or location of the film in a manner that could have helped infused some much needed life into the dull production.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,062
WRITTEN 9/12/01, REVISED 2/9/09
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Original Sin: (Terence Blanchard) Unless your existence revolves around your unfathomable desire to see two hours of Angelina Jolie's naked bosom-heaving and open-mouth sucking, then there is absolutely no redeeming aspect to Original Sin. The film received one of the worst combined critical responses in the 2000's, with reviewers going so far as to cheer when the deliriously awful film finally ended. Jolie plays an ordered bride imported from America to Havana, Cuba in the 1880's, wed to Antonio Banderas and at first appearing to be extremely happy with the situation (and especially the sex). When she steals all of her husband's fortune, though, he sets off to find and either strangle her or convince her to change her mind. Either way, the film anchors its appeal around countless slow-motion scenes of badly photographed fornication (which made headlines because of the digital removal of Jolie's tattoos in post-production). Such situations involving theatrical films better suited for television debuts often lead to a lack of inspiration for a composer. By the time that renown jazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard was brought in to score the film, the project was already known to be bust; it sat on the studio's shelves for the better part of a year before it was quietly dumped into theatres. For Blanchard, he had to look beyond the ridiculously illogical, though surprisingly predictable plot and concentrate on two things: the period of the story and the exotic and lush location. Neither was particularly well handled in the film, and Blanchard goes through his own mechanical process of scoring the film without much inspiration either. When a film fails as miserably as Original Sin, both critically and popularly, it makes the score for that film all the more difficult to evaluate.



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216 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.31 Stars
***** 23 5 Stars
**** 25 4 Stars
*** 31 3 Stars
** 56 2 Stars
* 81 1 Stars
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Rebuttal, and the need for Angelina
Elysia Fionn - July 21, 2004, at 9:56 a.m.
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In response to review: Angelina's breasts
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 53:17
• 1. Opening (2:47)
• 2. Getting to Know You (1:32)
• 3. Wedding Reception (2:03)
• 4. Love Scene (3:54)
• 5. Emily's Letter (2:50)
• 6. Luis & Julia (1:03)
• 7. Luis Finds Julia (1:52)
• 8. It's Edmond (1:44)
• 9. Luis Confronts Julia (3:30)
• 10. Breakfast with Billy (1:41)
• 11. Try to Run (1:55)
• 12. Billy's Here (1:13)
• 13. Billy's Dead (2:25)
• 14. Kitchen Talk (0:54)
• 15. Leaving (1:29)
• 16. Game's Over (1:48)
• 17. Luis Leaving (2:06)
• 18. Luis Travels/Julia Sins (0:54)
• 19. The Brothel (2:17)
• 20. Making Poison (0:42)
• 21. Whorehouse (2:00)
• 22. Poison Run (2:39)
• 23. Prison Talk (3:09)
• 24. Ending (0:47)
• 25. Boat to Havana (5:52)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes extensive credits, but no extra information about the score or film. Notable performers are as follows:

    Terence Blanchard : Trumpet
    Paul Clarvis : Latin Percussion
    Adam Cruz : Latin Percussion
    Luis Jardim : Latin Percussion
    Edward Simon : Piano
    John Farricelli: Spanish Guitar
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