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Urban Legends: Final Cut
(2000)
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Composed, Orchestrated and Produced by:

Arranged and Conducted by:
Damon Intrabartolo

Performed by:
The Munich Symphony Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(September 12th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you maintain a healthy collection of John Ottman's music and want to hear an above average orchestral slasher score with a curious, jaunty, pirate-related jig at the end.

Avoid it... if all teen slasher scores sound the same to you and some slight Ottman variations on the usual genre equation won't impress you.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,382
WRITTEN 9/10/03, REVISED 4/4/09
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Urban Legends: Final Cut: (John Ottman) Few people have been such jacks of all trades with the talent to direct, edit, and score their own feature Hollywood films. Some directors, like Robert Rodriguez and Clint Eastwood, have dabbled in composing and/or acting, but the ability to edit the picture as well gives John Ottman an edge. With his film Urban Legends: Final Cut in 2000, Ottman became the first person in modern times to accomplish all of those tasks for a single studio project. His enthusiasm for the movie was never in doubt; he had already established himself as an in-demand composer and editor, and the next logical step for Ottman was to direct his own feature film (something he had done as a teenager with great, amateur zeal). The process of tackling so many duties for one project left him unavailable for other assignments in a year's span between 1999 and 2000, and thus he was unable to participate with long-time collaborator Bryan Singer for the original X-Men film. By his own word, Ottman was exhausted by the end of the Urban Legends: Final Cut experience, and while he wouldn't hesitate to jump into the director's chair again, there were lessons to be learned from the film. Despite his achievements and talents, Ottman's pseudo-sequel to the 1998 Urban Legends was a total failure with critics and audiences. It could not even attract the teen slasher audience into its mere premise, with most audiences confused, bored, or angry that any sequel (or spinoff) was attempted from this particular genre idea, an idea that was mostly sapped of its potential in the first film. With a substantially new cast, new campus, and an involvement of Hitchcock subject matter directly in the story, Ottman's film and score attempted to reach into the rich, boiling cauldron of slasher ideas and spin a new tale of darkness that would lurk right up Ottman's artistic alley. But with the quality of the film in serious doubt, Ottman's score would be the only redeeming element for soundtrack enthusiasts, and in this arena, he continued to taste success. With only a little over one day to record the music in Munich, Ottman's resulting effort forms a serviceable horror score that lives up to the standards of the genre without breaking any new ground.



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Average: 2.64 Stars
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* 38 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 73:23
• 1. Welcome to Alpine/Amy's Theme (1:20)
• 2. The Tower (5:04)
• 3. It's Going to be OK/Cold Night (1:19)
• 4. Meeting Trevor (3:51)
• 5. Puppy Chow (3:58)
• 6. I Know A Good Story (1:20)
• 7. Sandra's Missing (2:47)
• 8. The Scoring Stage (7:25)
• 9. The Gods of Men (1:00)
• 10. I Trusted You (4:06)
• 11. The Way It Is (1:31)
• 12. Disturbing Dailies (1:52)
• 13. Tunnel of Terror (3:33)
• 14. Daydream (1:30)
• 15. Midnight Scream (2:28)
• 16. Mile High Club (3:28)
• 17. Conjecture (1:27)
• 18. The Grate (0:42)
• 19. Hitchhiked (2:43)
• 20. Final Showdown (7:40)
• 21. Amy's Shoot (1:29)
• 22. A Soulmate/Funeral March of the Marionette (2:58)
• 23. Over It* - performed by Amanda Gonzalez (3:56)
• 24. Wrong* - performed by John Torres (3:41)
• 25. A Pirate's Life for Us (Hidden Track) (1:10)
* music and lyrics by Damon Intrabartolo, produced by Deborah Lurie

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The insert includes a detailed note from Ottman about the score and film.
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