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The Prestige
(2006)
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Composed and Ponducted by:
David Julyan

Conducted by:
Blake Neely

Orchestrated by:
Dana Niu
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Hollywood Records
(October 17th, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you are already familiar with the atmospheric styles of David Julyan and specifically enjoyed his work in this particular film.

Avoid it... if you expect any semblance of intellect or enchantment in the score to match the story of the film.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #776
WRITTEN 11/18/06
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The Prestige: (David Julyan) Film scores have often been referred to as "magical." Their effect on a motion picture can be as spine tingling, if not more so, than any or all of the other elements in the production. And yet, sadly, there have been precious few Hollywood films offered in the genre of historical magic, a seemingly perfect match for the kind of romantic orchestral enchantment many score collectors yearn to hear. Two films in the latter half of 2006 suddenly thrust the equation upon us, however, neither of which arriving with any guarantees from a widely popular industry composer. Both The Prestige and The Illusionist are enticing to film music fans because they provide an opportunity to hear a composer write a truly three-dimensional score, a work of wizardry to dazzle our ears with creative twists of intelligence and deception. For Philip Glass and The Illusionist, the pairing would entice curiosity, but for David Julyan and The Prestige, it was much more difficult to imagine how the composer's usual style would fit the genre. As with the other film, The Prestige is tale of dark cinematic mystery and suspense set in Europe at the turn of the century, though the production team and cast of The Prestige has proven to have enough of a higher profile to elevate the film to greater box office success than its competitor. The relevant aspect of the story of The Prestige to the score, aside from the obvious magical industries, is the running competition between two successful magicians after a trick gone horribly wrong shatters their previous partnership. Julyan is not only faced with the task of providing that third dimension to the mystique of the classical magician, but also has to do it in the context of an escalating battle of wills between the two men. He also had to deal with the presence of music "producer" Hans Zimmer in the process, throwing in perhaps a fourth dimension of creative discourse recommended, likely, by director Christopher Nolan, who had collaborated often with Julyan in the past, but teamed up with Zimmer for the blockbuster Batman Begins in his previous major effort.

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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 48:21
• 1. Are You Watching Closely? (1:51)
• 2. Colorado Springs (4:15)
• 3. The Light Field (1:50)
• 4. Borden Meets Sarah (2:11)
• 5. Adagio for Julia (2:08)
• 6. A New Trick (4:29)
• 7. The Journal (2:55)
• 8. The Transported Man (2:36)
• 9. No, Not Today (2:31)
• 10. Caught (1:39)
• 11. Cutter Returns (2:13)
• 12. The Real Transported Man (2:38)
• 13. Man's Reach Exceeds His Imagination (2:08)
• 14. Goodbye to Jess (2:58)
• 15. Sacrifice (5:15)
• 16. The Price of a Good Trick (5:06)
• 17. The Prestige (1:40)

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The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the score or film.
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