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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
(2010)
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Composed, Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:

Additional Music by:
Emily Haines
James Shaw
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E1 Music
(June 29th, 2010)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you seek a surprisingly conservative blend of the contemporary tone of Carter Burwell's original entry and the piano-led romanticism of Alexandre Desplat's sequel score, forming an adequate and non-offensive new identity for the franchise.

Avoid it... if you're tired of the "rotating composer" effect on this or any franchise, starting fresh with new themes once again and lacking an increasingly cohesive sense of passion that the storyline demands.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,256
WRITTEN 7/26/10
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: (Howard Shore) The vast economic recession that has crippled households and nations alike since 2008 apparently hasn't yet struck the population of teenage girls, judged solely on the spectacular, record-setting box office performance of their beloved series of Twilight films. Nothing about the third entry in the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, is really any different from the previous films; the entire exercise is meant to infuse two super cool interests of teenage girls into one package (vampire lore and a love triangle), and the only surprising aspect of the whole thing is that some author and studio didn't think of it sooner. The series has become a billion-dollar enterprise despite having very few unique ideas and little intelligence in its concept, but perhaps that's what you would expect from any set of productions that promotes itself in Nordstrom and Burger King, the latter of course making the girls too fat to ever look like the mannequins displaying the Bella collection in the former. The insipidly juvenile plot of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse basically resolves one threat of the nasty vampire variety while giving plenty of excuses to allow the three leads to gaze into each others' eyes. How that triangle, and a young woman's choice, can be justified with such an abundance of screen time is truly astounding; in real life, if decisions about teenage romance came with such epic emphasis, nobody of that age would ever get laid! Such issues didn't seem to hinder composer Howard Shore from approaching The Twilight Saga: Eclipse with a genuine affection for the topic and its romantic implications. His tendency to crank out music that broods in the darkest regions of an orchestral ensemble's capabilities is tempered in this assignment to a degree, in part an acknowledgement of the franchise's previously existing scores. Regardless of the asinine level of immaturity in any concept, a cinematic franchise deserves consistency in its original music, if not in memorable themes, then at least in tone. The first two Twilight scores did not have any appreciable connections, Alexandre Desplat following Carter Burwell's sparsely contemporary and challenging work for the 2008 film with flowing romanticism on gorgeous piano in the 2009 sequel. Although producing a score (or at least a primary theme) that was vastly superior on its own, Desplat admitted that he was not interested in building off of Burwell's original material.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 61:52
• 1. Riley (1:53)
• 2. Compromise/Bella's Theme (2:44)
• 3. Bella's Truck/Florida (1:50)
• 4. Victoria (2:18)
• 5. Imprinting (2:07)
• 6. The Cullens Plan (2:19)
• 7. First Kiss (2:00)
• 8. Rosalie (4:09)
• 9. Decisions, Decisions... (1:50)
• 10. They're Coming Here (4:01)
• 11. Jacob Black (2:13)
• 12. Jasper (3:56)
• 13. Wolf Scent (2:19)
• 14. Mountain Peak (5:03)
• 15. The Kiss (3:45)
• 16. The Battle/Victoria vs. Edward (6:40)
• 17. Jane (3:12)
• 18. As Easy As Breathing (3:21)
• 19. Wedding Plans - co-written and performed by Metric (6:12)

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The insert includes notes from the director and composer about the score and film.
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