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Sahara
(2005)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:
Clint Mansell

Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Nicholas Dodd

Co-Produced by:
Ralph Sall
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Bulletproof/Rykodisc
(June 28th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you aren't afraid to explore guilty pleasures that include this largely derivative, but simplistically cool score.

Avoid it... if a knock-off David Arnold-style score with familiar themes and orchestrations isn't worth your time.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,115
WRITTEN 2/4/06
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Sahara: (Clint Mansell) The character of Dirk Pitt has come a long way on the big screen in the last 25 years, but not necessarily in the same way you'd think of other famous characters' progressions. When last we saw Dirk Pitt in an action/adventure film like Sahara was in 1980, when the character was played by Richard Jordan in the outrageously expensive Raise the Titanic. In 2005, we get to see the character dumbed down to Matthew McConaughey levels in Saraha, a project which caused original writer Clive Cussler to throw tantrums about its adaptations. To have perfectly adapted his novel to the screen, a running time of four hours would have been required, but that didn't stop Cussler from rejecting several drafts of the script (which was as painstakingly loyal as possible) before he eventually went ahead and sued Paramount over the final draft that was shot for the theatres. Perhaps audiences should have sued Cussler, for the plot is so outlandishly silly that a person has to turn off his or her brain to enjoy it. A Confederate ironclad ship from the American Civil War, full of untold treasures, is left buried under the sands of Africa, having ventured there when there was obviously more water in the area. An adventurer, his obligatory sidekick, and the usual beautiful female aid worker team up to search for the good of humanity and the good of whatever's aboard the ship. Twenty or so wildly illogical steps later, we have Sahara, an eye candy affair with an equally unlikely composer at the helm of its score. British arranger, producer, and performer Clint Mansell is the newest in a series of rock band converts to the orchestral film scoring genre, a trend starting with David Arnold ten years ago.



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238 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.28 Stars
***** 50 5 Stars
**** 67 4 Stars
*** 59 3 Stars
** 26 2 Stars
* 36 1 Stars
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Renaissance =)
huntress - March 25, 2007, at 2:07 a.m.
1 comment  (1759 views)
Best action score in a long time
Mike - June 5, 2006, at 3:56 a.m.
1 comment  (2243 views)
Finally!
Zed - February 8, 2006, at 11:55 p.m.
1 comment  (2387 views)
Alternate review of Sahara at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - February 8, 2006, at 6:54 p.m.
1 comment  (2563 views)
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 78:43
• 1. Ironclad (3:55)
• 2. Beach Attack! (1:22)
• 3. Here We Go! (2:22)
• 4. Calliope at Night (1:17)
• 5. Mosque (2:43)
• 6. Into the Unknown (2:05)
• 7. Kazim's Theme (2:31)
• 8. Hold Tight! (3:18)
• 9. Hold Tighter! (2:56)
• 10. Discovery at Asselar (1:57)
• 11. Eva Investigates (1:15)
• 12. Kazim Arrives (4:25)
• 13. Fight in Asselar (2:06)
• 14. Death in the Desert (2:55)
• 15. Ambush (3:05)
• 16. Bonding (2:19)
• 17. A Clue (2:22)
• 18. Desert Trek (2:40)
• 19. All Aboard! (2:38)
• 20. Solar Plant (3:07)
• 21. Truck Escape (1:18)
• 22. Desert Heat (2:02)
• 23. Land Yacht (1:15)
• 24. Dirk's Got a Plan (1:16)
• 25. Burn Tower (6:25)
• 26. Bomb Alley/Ironclad Revealed/Victory (9:48)
• 27. Celebration (1:29)
• 28. Rock On! (Ironclad Remix) (3:52)

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