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Vantage Point
(2008)
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Composed and Produced by:
Atli Orvarsson

Additional Music by:
Ryeland Allison
Henry Jackman

Conducted by:
Nick Glennie-Smith
Steve Bartek

Orchestrated by:
Bruce Fowler
Penka Kouneva
Suzette Moriarty
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(February 26th, 2008)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you adore the Hans Zimmer and Remote Control methodology of handling contemporary thrillers so much that you feel the need to pad that portion of your film music collection with another faithful regurgitation of that sound.

Avoid it... if you expect Atli Orvarsson to distinguish himself from his fellow Zimmer clones in this assignment whatsoever, his music almost robotic in its rearrangement of tired, stereotypical ingredients for this genre.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,848
WRITTEN 1/4/12
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Vantage Point: (Atli Orvarsson) If there's one personal trait of every American president that is sure but not one would want to admit, it's an ago that would prohibit them from allowing a body double to speak in public for them. Missing that basic fact is the 2008 thriller Vantage Point, which also failed badly with critics for the fallacy that a disloyal member of the Secret Service's presidential detail could plot against his employer unnoticed. Add to these problems an extremely fractured plot that portrays the same sequence of events through several different points of view and you have an extremely implausible whole. The premise probably looked good on paper, though, and promising acting performances from a veteran cast sold the movie well enough to earn substantial grosses. The story told from eight different perspectives begins with an assassination attempt on the American president during a treaty conference in Spain. After his shooting, a pair of explosions devastates the scene and leads to a frantic chase across the city. The portrayals of the event are seen through the media, the president himself, the Secret Service agents, an American tourist, and a host of terrorists who intend all along to kidnap the president rather than kill him. What potential upside Vantage Point originally had was lost as the movie disintegrated into a general chase and betrayal thriller in its final third, and reflecting this generic turn for the worse is Atli Orvarsson's score. The Icelandic composer had for years been one of the numerous assistants at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control clone factory, and in the middle of the 2000's, he ascended far enough up the company's ranks to be awarded his own scoring assignments on several occasions. None of these first half dozen projects was consequential, however, and by the close of the decade, he still had not managed to achieve the quick success that other graduates of Zimmer's operations have enjoyed. For Vantage Point, Zimmer served as a "consultant," which usually indicates that the composer and his company was asked to handle the film and the duties got shunted off to the underling for a variety of reasons that typically relate to money, time, or interest. It should not be surprising to see the normal collection of Zimmer and Remote Control associates handling the various duties behind the scenes in this recording, nor should it be expected that the music sound anything different from the stock modern action and suspense crap that these artists pass off as exciting blockbuster entertainment in this age.



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Average: 2.66 Stars
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Can someone explain why "Epilogue" is in the middle of the score? *NM*
Jack - February 13, 2012, at 4:12 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 41:23
• 1. Vantage Point Main Title (2:45)
• 2. Motorcade (1:36)
• 3. Enrique and Veronica (2:55)
• 4. Run Enrique Run (2:33)
• 5. Lewis and Anna (1:20)
• 6. President and Decoy (1:38)
• 7. The Chase Begins (2:50)
• 8. Serendipity (4:40)
• 9. Epilogue (1:55)
• 10. Tightening Circle (3:19)
• 11. Clockwork (5:07)
• 12. The President is Safe (1:15)
• 13. Explosion Aftermath (3:38)
• 14. Suarez' Plan (4:00)
• 15. Vantage Point End Title (2:02)

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The insert includes a list of performers but no extra information about the score or film.
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