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Snow White & the Huntsman
(2012)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jeff Atmajian
Jon Kull
Marcus Trumpp
John Ashton Thomas

Co-Produced by:
Stuart Thomas
Jim Weidman
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Universal Republic Records
(May 29th, 2012)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if the mere atmosphere of James Newton Howard's fantasy genre writing engrosses you with its lyricism and orchestral depth, in which case this score pushes the right basic buttons to entertain and occasionally enthrall.

Avoid it... if you expect to be overwhelmed with the same sense of magic that graces Lady in the Water and The Last Airbender, few passages in this work attempting to really address the concept of beauty without interruptions by challenging dissonance.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,084
WRITTEN 6/3/12
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Snow White & the Huntsman: (James Newton Howard) After the embarrassingly laughable attempt by the 2012 film Mirror Mirror to shame the Brothers Grimm topic of "Snow White" with teenager-aimed devices, Universal's Snow White & the Huntsman a few months later in the same year takes a decidedly darker and more feminist approach to the story. While not met with universal praise from critics and audiences, the latter film at least takes a stab at the concept from a serious perspective despite an arguably overblown performance by Charlize Theron in the role of the evil Queen Ravenna. With pop culture stars playing both Snow White and the Huntsman, as well as stylish special effects for innumerous transfigurations, it's difficult not to get the impression that the film was still aimed at younger audiences. The tale remains familiar in its basics, the Queen taking control of the throne and aspiring through magic and killing to win every beauty contest in the land. When the rightful heiress, Snow White, becomes her next target, the younger woman flees to the forest and unites armies of men and dwarfs to defeat the Queen's magical fighters and overthrow the evil bitch. Romance, betrayal, and that damned apple all play their parts in this predictably contemporary vision of Show White in armor and on horseback. It's unfortunate that Theron's version of the Queen isn't forced to dance in iron shoes at Snow White's wedding until she dies (the common ending to the actual story); apparently such a spectacle of humiliation doesn't cut straight enough to the heart of matters for today's blood-thirsty society. First-time feature director Rupert Sanders and the largely British production was fortunate to land composer James Newton Howard for Snow White & the Huntsman. A veteran of the fantasy realm, Howard had provided some of the most satisfying music for the genre over the previous six years, including top notch entries for Lady in the Water and The Last Airbender. The low quality of these films does not deter the composer from pouring a tremendous amount of emotional weight into his assignments, and his collectors will likely be enthused by similar but diminished results for Snow White & the Huntsman.

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411 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.22 Stars
***** 80 5 Stars
**** 107 4 Stars
*** 100 3 Stars
** 75 2 Stars
* 49 1 Stars
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Fantastic and underrated treasure from JNH
Jouko Yli-Kiikka - January 18, 2014, at 5:24 a.m.
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Music Muse Reviews "Snow White and the Huntsman" by James Newton Howar
KK - June 25, 2012, at 8:12 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 67:07
• 1. Snow White (3:24)
• 2. I'll Take Your Throne (3:00)
• 3. Tower Prayers (2:08)
• 4. Something For What Ails You (3:26)
• 5. Escape From the Tower (2:33)
• 6. You Failed Me, Finn (3:03)
• 7. White Horse (2:03)
• 8. Journey to Fenland (3:39)
• 9. Fenland in Flames (4:08)
• 10. Sanctuary (2:33)
• 11. White Hart (6:37)
• 12. Gone - performed by Ioanna Gika (3:10)
• 13. I Remember That Trick (5:35)
• 14. Death Favors No Man (6:13)
• 15. Warriors on the Beach (3:31)
• 16. You Can Not Defeat Me (2:35)
• 17. You Can't Have My Heart (1:57)
• 18. Coronation (2:06)
• 19. Breath of Life - performed by Florence + The Machine (4:11)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a list of performers and a very general note from the director about Howard.
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