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The Reaping
(2007)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:
John Frizzell

Co-Orchestrated by:
Andrew Kinney
Robert Elhai
Jeff Atmajian
Hyesu Yang
Jerome Leroy

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(March 27th, 2007)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if apocalyptic romps with energetic orchestras and choirs are always in order for a pleasant Sunday morning listen, no matter how derivative and predictable they might be.

Avoid it... if John Frizzell's habit of providing adequate, but not necessarily fresh horror music doesn't stir your soul.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,100
WRITTEN 4/20/07
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The Reaping: (John Frizzell) Films about the plagues of the Old Testament can be lively and entertaining, especially when modern special effects show all the nasty parts --especially the locusts-- in all their apocalyptic glory. It's a good topic with which filmmakers can prey upon the nightmares of God-fearing folks in the audience, especially when you throw in Hilary Swank as the all-too-buff-looking professor sent to a small Louisiana town to debunk the wrath of God-type events that are happening there. Maybe the concept of hurricanes could be pointed to the Old Testament, too. Why not? What she finds there is an actual manifestation of those pesky old plagues, along with some terrible dialogue, sketchy direction, and predictable plot twists. Critics have certainly seen these events unfold on screen before, and along with aforementioned problems, a dreadful ensemble cast performance led the film to its demise in the review columns. Warner Brothers certainly had foreseen this outcome, for the studio had held up the project in post-production for an entire year to try to salvage it through edits and re-arrangements. One of the parts of the production that was thrown out was Philip Glass' score, which begs a significant number of questions mostly related to why Glass was attached to the project in the first place and what kind of music he would actually write for such an awful B-rate horror flick. As anybody familiar with his career might predict, Glass' sound doesn't mesh with this genre, and perhaps the most interesting aspect of this entire affair would be to ponder his contribution. At any rate, though, the studio brought in a more consistent horror composer in the form of John Frizzell to provide a last-minute score for The Reaping. With a career littered with both normal and supernatural horror and thriller scores, Frizzell can write stereotypical music for films like this in his sleep, and his finished recordings for The Reaping extend that reputation. If you could sit back and imagine every cliche you could take advantage of for this kind of biblical nonsense on screen, you'd come up with the same list that Fizzell apparently did, for The Reaping ultimately sounds as predictable as it could possibly be.



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Average: 2.72 Stars
***** 24 5 Stars
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Alternate review of The Reaping at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - April 26, 2007, at 10:18 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 48:10
• 1. The Incident in Chile (1:54)
• 2. The Call from Costigan (2:15)
• 3. Trip to Haven (2:47)
• 4. River of Blood (2:00)
• 5. Katherine Encounters Lauren (2:09)
• 6. Plague of Flies (3:48)
• 7. Katherine's Story (2:36)
• 8. Katherine's Faith (2:36)
• 9. Katherine Reaches for Lauren (1:23)
• 10. Why Not? (1:59)
• 11. Livestock (1:07)
• 12. Katherine Believes/Costigan Burns (4:33)
• 13. The Sacrifice Room (1:58)
• 14. Flowing Blood (1:56)
• 15. Locusts (1:55)
• 16. Ben is Dead/The Confrontation (1:59)
• 17. The Darkness (1:48)
• 18. God Intervenes (2:52)
• 19. The Boy (4:45)
• 20. The Reaping Title Sequence (1:57)

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