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Scream 3
(2000)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Co-Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
Bill Boston
Jon Kull
Kevin Kliesch
Frank Bennett
Kevin Manthei
Jeff Atmajian
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(February 29th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you, like most listeners, have never been satisfied with the duo score album for Scream and Scream 2, and you seek an impressive expansion of the franchise's themes into a more orchestrally robust realm.

Avoid it... if you've never found the famous, vocalized theme for the Sidney character to be alluring, for the three best moments of Scream 3 involve surprising dramatic development of that idea.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #247
WRITTEN 2/29/00, REVISED 7/19/08
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Scream 3: (Marco Beltrami) The magic touch of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson had worn thin by Scream 3, with the franchise becoming a parody of a genre that it so adeptly avoided in the first installment. By the year 2000, few cared about Sidney Prescott and her troubles with a murderous ghost-faced lunatic, and the script of Scream 3 was so contrived and ridiculous that it was a painful reminder of why the original Scream was so effective. By the end of Scream 3, however, there is resolution and explanation, and despite the creepy open door (literally) at the end of the film, the franchise was finally put to rest. Composer Marco Beltrami had defined his career in the 1990's with the new generation of teen slasher films, using them to launch into a more successful career with blockbuster action films in the 2000's. His involvement with Scream 3 was never in doubt; his scores for the first two installments were a distinct aspect of the franchise's character, even though music from both Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman was famously inserted at the last minute, spurring significant controversy. The Beltrami scores for these films had a unique style of electronic and orchestral manipulation, led by a memorable theme for the protagonist herself (and followed by several sub-themes that make a full circle in the trilogy). For Scream 3, Beltrami changed his equation a bit, emphasizing unusual textures while also beefing up the presence of an orchestral ensemble. The composer not only employed seven orchestrators for Scream 3, but also experimented with the recording of instruments in abnormal circumstances. The natural sound of the piano, for instance, was altered both physically and electronically, as well as a wide range of other struck instruments. Beltrami twisted the resulting performances in the mixing process and sprinkled that creativity in with the standard orchestral contributions. The evidence of this work is often hidden in the more obnoxious cues of Scream 3, however, with the exception of the effect of detuned tubular bells (of some sort) that prevail in most of the cues. Otherwise, it's the incorporation of thematic elements that really makes Scream 3 stand apart from its predecessors.

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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 32:43
• 1. Here We Go Again (0:44)
• 2. Cotton Gets Picked (2:19)
• 3. DoppleGailer (1:28)
• 4. On the Set (0:51)
• 5. Home Sweet Home (2:02)
• 6. Comparing Photos (1:23)
• 7. Mother's Watching (1:51)
• 8. Dewey Mobile (1:07)
• 9. At The Station (3:14)
• 10. Ghost Attacks (3:22)
• 11. The Fall Girl (0:47)
• 12. Roman Around (0:50)
• 13. All in the Family (0:37)
• 14. Pied a Terror (1:47)
• 15. Sunset Pictures (1:46)
• 16. Last Call (3:20)
• 17. Gail Force (0:55)
• 18. Stone Cold (0:32)
• 19. Sid Wears a Dress (2:50)
• 20. Sid's Theme (Reprise) (0:49)

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The insert includes a short note by Wes Craven about the score.
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