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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
(2003)
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Composed, Co-Conducted, and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony and Hollywood Film Chorale
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(June 24th, 2003)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you were immensely disappointed by Brad Fiedel's approach to the previous Terminator films and seek a slightly more diverse, orchestral score for the saga.

Avoid it... if you are a long-time fan of the saga and have waited for Terminator music that genuinely excites, tantalizes, and terrifies without relying solely on simple, metallic textures.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #174
WRITTEN 6/23/03, REVISED 3/11/09
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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines: (Marco Beltrami) The mythology revolving around the saga of The Terminator has intrigued audiences since the 1984 original by James Cameron became a hugely popular cult hit. The second film, complete with vastly new technology in special effects, broke box office records in 1991 and supposedly ended the saga on a guardedly positive note. And yet, a third sequel in 2003 features a seemingly ageless Arnold Schwarzenegger and his usual grimace tackling a situation suspiciously similar to that of the second film. The project, which allowed him another chance to exhibit his hulking, nude body, was his last Hollywood hurrah before turning to politics with mixed results. In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, a much more powerful terminator has once again come from the future to kill the human who is destined to return control of the future Earth to mankind. While the first two films furthered the saga by toying with possible futures and revealing many of the concept's unanswered questions, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines treads on more dangerous ground, threading that fine line between a viable saga continuation and a simple action remake of an old idea. After all, why not just push back doomsday a few years to allow for another studio cash cow? Along these lines, young director Jonathan Mostow wanted to distinguish the third installment from the previous one, including a new approach to the music for the picture. Rumors of extensive song use and the return of saga composer Brad Fiedel were dismissed by Mostow, who decided upon the equally young composer Marco Beltrami for the job. Mostow was familiar with Beltrami's work for such thriller and horror films as Scream, The Faculty, and Mimic, all of which topping Beltrami's resume in the genre at the time. Looking for the same unique edge in orchestration and emotions, Mostow directed Beltrami to produce a score that would better assert the emotions of the characters on the screen rather than simply accompany them in the background. If the previous Terminator films had a common weakness, it was the use of Fiedel's sufficient, but usually uninspiring electronic underscores.

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5,361 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.15 Stars
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Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
N.R.Q. - June 7, 2007, at 8:30 a.m.
1 comment  (1377 views)
Dat Funky Man Soundtrack
Jordan Marper - April 28, 2007, at 12:57 p.m.
1 comment  (3091 views)
artist of the Funky Man song in the movie   Expand >>
K7 - February 22, 2006, at 11:53 a.m.
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Newest: January 27, 2008, at 7:50 p.m.by Krishna Manohar
Orchestrations
Nicolas Rodriguez Quiles - May 20, 2005, at 8:35 a.m.
1 comment  (1158 views)
What music is used on the Terminator 3 trailer on disc one?
Andrew Shubay' - May 12, 2005, at 11:06 p.m.
1 comment  (1778 views)
Terminator 3 Complete score   Expand >>
Manuel - February 16, 2004, at 3:34 a.m.
2 comments  (2774 views)
Newest: July 13, 2004, at 6:02 a.m.by Nepomuk
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 51:30
• 1. A Day in the Life (3:41)
• 2. Hooked on Multiphonics (1:48)
• 3. Blonde Behind the Wheel (2:08)
• 4. JC Theme (3:35)
• 5. Starting T1 (1:51)
• 6. Hearse Rent a Car (1:49)
• 7. TX's Hot Tail (3:40)
• 8. Graveyard Shootout (1:32)
• 9. More Deep Thoughts (0:59)
• 10. Dual Terminator (0:51)
• 11. Kicked in the Can (2:03)
• 12. Magnetic Personality (4:36)
• 13. Termina-Tricks (2:13)
• 14. Flying Lessons (0:57)
• 15. What Do You Want on your Tombstone? (1:20)
• 16. Terminator Tangle (3:21)
• 17. Radio (2:21)
• 18. T3 (3:15)
• 19. The Terminator (from the Motion Picture The Terminator) - composed by Brad Fiedel (2:17)

Bonus Tracks:
• 20. Open to Me - performed by Dillon Dixon (3:48)
• 21. I Told You - performed by Mia Julia (3:12)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a note from the director regarding Beltrami's score, as well as list of performers.
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