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Twister
(1996)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Arranged, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Bruce Fowler
Don Harper
Ladd McCintosh
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Atlantic Classics
(August 13th, 1996)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release, debuting three months after the song compilation album for the film. The score album fell out of print in the 2000's.
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Buy it... if you enjoy adventure themes with significant bravado, for Twister has one of the more rousing entries in the disaster genre.

Avoid it... if you require your blockbuster scores to provide a more consistent and dynamic underscore outside of an entertaining title theme.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #389
WRITTEN 9/24/96, REVISED 8/19/08
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Mancina
Mancina
Twister: (Mark Mancina) Written by Michael Crichton and his wife, Ann-Marie Martin, the preposterous but entertaining Twister competed well with the likes of Independence Day and The Rock during a busy 1996 summer season. The disaster film contained the same nonstop pacing as Jan De Bont's previous adventure, Speed, and through the sheer energy of that tempo and a few mind-boggling special effects, Twister was eye candy at its best. The affable duo of Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton lead a group of storm chasers on a mission to release a scientific instrument in the eye of a tornado that promises to yield incredible new information about the storms. While the disaster flick achieved mainstream success in both the short and long term, the music for the film was equally attractive to audiences. For the most part, this attraction led to the high sales of the rock song compilation album for Twister. The film was heavy with rock song use, mixing the songs and hyperactive orchestral score in an often choppy moment to moment set of transitions. The song compilation album immediately hit the charts at the film's opening, while score fans were forced to wait several months to enjoy Mark Mancina's work for the film on its own. Not only was the summer of 1996 a bonanza for big budget action films, but it also served as a formal introduction to the Media Ventures breakthrough in scoring technology. The previous year, Hans Zimmer had introduced his electronic scoring mastery for the first time in Crimson Tide, arguably in its most successful and masculine action form. The next summer, both The Rock and Twister would extend that sound into the mainstream for good. Much of the post-production crew for the two scores overlapped. On Mancina's part, he built upon his style in Speed and combined the electronic percussion and guitars with an orchestral, Western-rhythm score that worked well when allowed to in the film. For traditional score fans, the resulting sound was easier to grasp than The Rock due to that loyalty to orchestra and choir.



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729 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.38 Stars
***** 180 5 Stars
**** 189 4 Stars
*** 175 3 Stars
** 104 2 Stars
* 81 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 51:08
Oklahoma
• 1. Wheatfield (1:19)
• 2. Where's My Truck? (0:19)
• 3. Futility (2:14)
• 4. Downdraft (1:46)

It's Coming
• 5. Drive In (2:37)
• 6. The Big Suck (1:09)

The Hunt
• 7. Going Green (2:48)
• 8. Sculptures (3:03)
• 9. Cow (5:37)
• 10. Ditch (1:28)
The Damage
• 11. Wakita (5:01)

Hailstorm Hill
• 12. Bob's Road (2:10)
• 13. We're Almost There (2:58)

F5
• 14. Dorothy IV (1:47)
• 15. Mobile Home (4:38)
• 16. God's Finger (1:46)

William Tell
• 17. William Tell Overture/Oklahoma Medley (1:05)
• 18. End Title/Respect the Wind - written by Edward and Alex Van Halen (9:17)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes no extra information about the score or film.
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