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The Tourist
(2010)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
Conrad Pope
Jeff Atmajian
Jon Kull
John Ashton Thomas

Co-Produced by:
Stuart Michael Thomas

Additional Music by:
Gabriel Yared
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(December 21st, 2010)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you want to hear James Newton Howard channel the affable, comedic European sensibilities of composers like Gabriel Yared, an irony hopefully not ultimately missed by the filmmakers.

Avoid it... if you expect this spy thriller to sound anything like Howard's Salt or its equivalents, because The Tourist is instead an exercise in dainty romance and spoof-quality chase material.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,552
WRITTEN 1/25/11
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The Tourist: (James Newton Howard/Gabriel Yared) When nobody involved in a production was the first choice for his or her assigned role, it can't be surprising that the final product is uninspired. Such was the destiny of The Tourist, the 2010 remake of the 2005 French spy thriller Anthony Zimmer. The Columbia picture went through several different directors and lead stars before Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck shot a duo of Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp that had very poor on screen chemistry in a plot that required a significant amount of romantic spark to succeed. Jolie is a British secret agent and Depp is supposedly a tourist caught up in a tangled web of betrayals and identity shifts. The two comically elude layers of antagonists and weave in and out of impossible circumstances before their partnership leads to a laughably predictable resolution. The flair of Paris and Venice couldn't compensate for lurching plot misdirection and lousy dialogue performed without the witty pizzazz to place The Tourist properly in the genre of comedy. Critics mostly blasted the film (or at least disregarded it as lackluster), though strong international box office returns likely contributed to its surprising nominations in major categories at the Golden Globes. Not immune to the game of musical chairs being played with the crew of The Tourist was composer Gabriel Yared, whose score would yield a European sensibility probably along the same lines as Frederic Talgorn's for the previous incarnation of the story on screen. While likely romantically generic in its sum in this particular case, Yared's work often has a Mediterranean style akin to Ennio Morricone and dozens of contemporaries of lesser fame. Henckel von Donnersmarck, in only his second feature at the helm (after the widely praised The Lives of Others), decided to reject Yared's score within a matter of weeks of the film's scheduled distribution.



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Average: 3.13 Stars
***** 56 5 Stars
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Are you really serious?
Vincent - June 20, 2015, at 2:15 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 64:07
• 1. Tracking Elise (1:34)
• 2. Burned Letter (2:21)
• 3. Paranoid Math Teacher (3:32)
• 4. Arrival at Venice (3:05)
• 5. Elise Offers a Ride (1:52)
• 6. A Very Nice Kiss (2:03)
• 7. Bedroom Dreams (2:58)
• 8. Piecing It Together (3:10)
• 9. Rooftop Run (5:17)
• 10. Chase Through the Canals (5:44)
• 11. Because I Kissed You (3:34)
• 12. A Very Nice Hotel (2:26)
• 13. Arriving at the Ball (2:04)
• 14. Your Choice in Men (2:04)
• 15. Sudden Departure (2:00)
• 16. The Infinite Price (7:30)
• 17. The Janus Safe (3:00)
• 18. Rain of Bullets (1:30)
• 19. Aftermath (0:51)
• 20. Elise & Alexander (2:41)
• 21. Personal Cheque (1:56)
• 22. Dance in F - composed by Gabriel Yared (2:42)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a somewhat odd note from the director about working (eventually) with Howard on this production.
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