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Paparazzi
(2004)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Co-Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Conducted by:
Adam Klemens

Vocal Solos by:
Azam Ali

Co-Orchestrated by:
Christopher Lennertz
Brad Warnaar
Dana Nui

Performed by:
The City of Prague Philharmonic

The Northwest Sinfonia
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(August 31st, 2004)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you want to be driven to action by an aggressive orchestral, electronic, and highly percussive score that takes its foot off the gas only for a few cues of generic melodic beauty.

Avoid it... if that same mean-spirited aggression, relentless in its sonic depth and propulsive rhythms, leaves too little of the thematic integrity that casual Brian Tyler fans appreciate.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #409
WRITTEN 9/4/04, REVISED 10/10/11
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Paparazzi: (Brian Tyler) Given the highly publicized events surrounding Princess Diana's death and a considerable number celebrity lawsuits involving nosey paparazzi photographers, it's surprising that Hollywood took this long to strike back with a film like Paparazzi. For people familiar with the celebrity scene, the premise is believable; a dashing actor with newly achieved fame becomes the victim of hoards of paparazzi, his family eventually severely injured in a car crash because of them. Whether or not you believe the tale from here on is your decision, but the actor exacts his revenge upon the paparazzi by plotting their individual demise, and the film becomes an exploration of integrity and the concept of revenge in usual vigilante form. In his mainstream directorial debut, Paul Abascal had a propulsive vision of the movement of his film, with the paparazzi swarming like insects and the cascade of emotions of the film's protagonist taking the story down some very dark alleyways. For the score, Abascal wanted music that was both highly aggressive in rhythm and melodic in style. Composer Mark Isham had originally been attached to Paparazzi, but given the desires of the director, Isham's style could not have been a more ill-advised match (especially with his awful Twisted score earlier in the year being completely devoid of rhythm or theme). Rising star Brian Tyler was contacted for the job based on a sampler of Tyler's talents that contained music from his previous suspense and action efforts. The early years in his career were mostly defined by his prolific work in the thriller genre, setting himself apart from other young composers with the quality of his ideas in otherwise stale projects. Between the sharp edges of Darkness Falls and smooth lines of Children of Dune, Tyler's abilities suited Abascal's wishes well, and both the director and composer gave the result of their collaboration rave reviews once their work was finished.



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329 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.9 Stars
***** 50 5 Stars
**** 70 4 Stars
*** 73 3 Stars
** 70 2 Stars
* 66 1 Stars
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Christopher Barry - August 7, 2005, at 8:23 p.m.
1 comment  (2031 views)
Brian Tyler is so hot I just gotta have him!
jobe - May 22, 2005, at 4:30 p.m.
1 comment  (2263 views)
Not enough anger and rage in this score   Expand >>
Julio Gomez - March 6, 2005, at 5:08 a.m.
2 comments  (3344 views)
Newest: May 19, 2005, at 6:28 p.m. by
Kris
Excellent score from Brian
Krishna Manohar - September 14, 2004, at 8:59 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 57:34
• 1. Cat and Mouse (2:22)
• 2. Aftermath (3:29)
• 3. Solitude (1:07)
• 4. The Break-In (1:25)
• 5. The Awakening (1:35)
• 6. Turning Tables (3:03)
• 7. Silent Anger (1:34)
• 8. Falling (2:13)
• 9. Taped Evidence (2:25)
• 10. Questioning (2:26)
• 11. Taking Rex In (0:49)
• 12. Realization (1:48)
• 13. End of the Line (3:36)
• 14. Discussion With a Detective (0:53)
• 15. The Telltale Pen (2:31)
• 16. Celebrity Life (2:47)
• 17. Garbage Fetish (1:00)
• 18. Evidence Lost (1:22)
• 19. Laramie Hitches a Ride (3:17)
• 20. Batter Up (2:15)
• 21. Hand in the Air (1:10)
• 22. Telling (0:43)
• 23. Premiere (1:23)
• 24. Scene of the Crime (2:50)
• 25. Blackmail (1:59)
• 26. Camera Chase (0:50)
• 27. Tabloid Exposure (1:49)
• 28. Adrenaline Force 2 (0:30)
• 29. Invasion of Privacy (0:34)
• 30. Intruders (1:41)
• 31. Fans and Lights (1:33)
• 32. Resolution (1:57)

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The insert includes a note from the director about the score.
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