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Syriana
(2005)
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
RCA/Warner Brothers
(December 13rd, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Nominated for a Golden Globe.
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Buy it... only if Alexandre Desplat's quietly rhythmic score was effective in aiding the suspense of the film for you.

Avoid it... if a dazed, muted, and seemingly understated score of ambient rhythms and poorly rendered solos doesn't heighten your senses for intellectual thrillers.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #640
WRITTEN 12/17/05
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Syriana: (Alexandre Desplat) As part of the modern renaissance of political corruption thrillers that is starting to seem awfully reminiscent of a similar emphasis in 1970's cinema, Syriana takes a broad look at the hopelessly corrupted international oil industry. The film, based on the book by Robert Baer, was directed and written by Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for Traffic. It's another "hyperlinked" film that uses the style of establishing characters and storylines spread across the entire planet and slowly connecting all of them together as the film progresses. The smarts of the story has generated a somewhat positive response from critics and moviegoers, though as polarizing a topic as Syriana remains, it's difficult to expect unanimously positive reviews in light of the intelligently glum viewpoint of the picture. Given that Stephen Gaghan's Traffic was similarly rendered and themed, it wouldn't have been a surprise to see sound design composer Cliff Martinez return to score Syriana. But Gaghan turned to French composer Alexandre Desplat because, in his words, "I realized this guy has the crossover dribble; he can play the outside and he can play in the paint." That statement could mean any one of several things, including something quite perverted (not to be mentioned here), but you can get the general sense that Gaghan was interested in the diversity of Desplat's genre-bending talents.



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Average: 2.7 Stars
***** 77 5 Stars
**** 88 4 Stars
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* 132 1 Stars
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Question about music in the trailer   Expand >>
Runa - December 23, 2005, at 11:03 p.m.
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Newest: February 20, 2006, at 10:25 a.m. by
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Score is a perfect match for the film!   Expand >>
Chen - December 23, 2005, at 10:34 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 45:47
• 1. Syriana (2:28)
• 2. Driving in Geneva (2:45)
• 3. Fields of Oil (2:10)
• 4. The Commute (4:22)
• 5. Beirut Taxi (3:46)
• 6. Something Really Cool (1:38)
• 7. Syriana (Piano Solo) (3:19)
• 8. I'll Walk Around (2:38)
• 9. Access Denied (2:51)
• 10. Electricity (4:00)
• 11. Falcons (0:58)
• 12. The Abduction (4:17)
• 13. Tortured (2:17)
• 14. Take the Target Out (1:24)
• 15. Truce (1:42)
• 16. Mirage (1:39)
• 17. Fathers and Sons (3:38)

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