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Rush Hour 3
(2007)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:
Lalo Schifrin

Orchestrated by:
Ira Hearshen
Ruy Folguera
Patrick Russ

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Orchestra

Co-Produced by:
Ryan Schifrin
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(August 14th, 2007)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you appreciated the shift towards larger orchestral constructs in Rush Hour 2 and you'd seek even further movement towards a standard action stance for Lalo Schifrin.

Avoid it... if you prefer more stylish jazz in your Schifrin scores than straight action music, for the hip elements in this sequel are underutilized.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,097
WRITTEN 9/22/07
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Rush Hour 3: (Lalo Schifrin) Director Brett Ratner's duo of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker has proven to be a money tree for New Line Cinema, with the trilogy of Rush Hour films growing by the hundreds of millions in earnings with each entry. The third film has been no less of a success, once again placing its entertainment value in the two leads and sending them on subsequent chases around the world. Ratner continues to claim that an absolutely essential member of his production team is composer Lalo Schifrin, whose legendary status in the realm of jazzy action scores has extended in his late years to the Rush Hour trilogy. Now 75 years of age, Schifrin is short on new assignments, with his collaboration with Ratner providing the only true mainstream glimpse at his ongoing efforts. Also continuing to rave about Schifrin's influence on these films, Ratner goes so far now as to say that without hearing the Argentinian's score in Enter the Dragon, he might never have come up with the cross-cultural idea for the Rush Hour scripts in the first place. Over the course of these three films, Schifrin's music has expanded from a short and rather bland action base in the first film to a far more varied and interesting combination of cultures in the two sequels that much better mirrors the glory days of Enter the Dragon. Ratner specifically designated a larger orchestral sound for the sequel score, and that approach has carried over to Rush Hour 3. The merging of Western orchestral sounds and the authentic oriental specialty instruments isn't ground-breaking, and many listeners will likely write it off, though the insertion of the traditional jazz elements pervasive in these Schifrin scores is the true selling point. As any Schifrin fan will be quick to point out, the composer is no slouch at composing strictly for a large symphony, but in these films (best defined by the quirky characteristics of their two leads, as well the colorful supporting roles), the jazz is key. Overall, when you step back and look at Rush Hour 3, the merging of sounds continues to be of interest, though none of the genres really sparkles.



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240 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.9 Stars
***** 37 5 Stars
**** 43 4 Stars
*** 63 3 Stars
** 55 2 Stars
* 42 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 50:33
• 1. Main Title - Rush Hour Theme - performed by Lalo Schifrin and Salaam Remi (1:27)
• 2. The World Court (2:10)
• 3. Chasing the Assassin (4:19)
• 4. Su Yung Returns/Dojo Arrival (2:11)
• 5. Giant Kung Fu (2:34)
• 6. Hospital Gunfight (2:47)
• 7. Hiding Su Yung/Two Americans in Paris (1:49)
• 8. Dragon Lady (1:55)
• 9. Bikers (2:48)
• 10. In the Sewers (2:52)
• 11. Reynard's Plea (1:39)
• 12. With Genvieve (3:10)
• 13. Shi Shen (2:17)
• 14. Eiffel Tower Meeting (4:27)
• 15. Swordfight (4:32)
• 16. Farewell to Kenji (2:35)
• 17. The Return of the Triads (2:24)
• 18. Parachute Down (2:14)
• 19. Rush Hour Theme Remix - remix by Ruy Folguera and Ryan Schifrin (2:35)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert contains a list of performers and a note from the director about the score.
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