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Artemis Fowl
(2020)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Orchestrated and Conducted by:
James Shearman

Co-Produced by:
Maggie Rodford

Performed by:
The London Symphony Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(June 12th, 2020)
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Commercial digital release only, with high-resolution options available.
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Buy it... if you can parse through a wild ride of disparate fantasy action material for 20 to 25 minutes of heartwarmingly outstanding lyrical beauty from Patrick Doyle.

Avoid it... if you cannot fathom hearing Doyle's Gaelic and electronic techniques merged with a symphonic ensemble, the style often flamboyant and hindered by a sometimes incomprehensible thematic narrative.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,953
WRITTEN 2/13/21
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Artemis Fowl: (Patrick Doyle) There are plenty of reasons why seasoned librarians hate movie studios, and 2020's Disney adaptation of Eoin Colfer's popular 2001 novel, "Artemis Fowl," is a prime example. Developed over the course of nineteen years by Miramax and then Disney, the final product on the big screen in 2020 was a spectacular failure, alienating enthusiasts of the book and baffling those encountering the story for the first time. In the movie version of Artemis Fowl, the origin story of the titular 12-year-old boy is told as he wades through a conspiracy by elements of the magical underworld to destroy humanity while searching for his kidnapped father, who had been in possession of an mystical item that could be used as a weapon by an evil pixie leading the charge against humans. The wealthy Fowl family has the technical and political power to straddle these worlds, young Artemis teaming with an odd band of elves, dwarves, centaurs, and other creatures to solve the mystery and explain some family history. The aminated film cost Disney $125 million in its base budget and was yet another property damaged by the pandemic's closures of theatres in 2020. Still, the movie was widely distributed on the studio's streaming services, where it angered and confused audiences in their own homes rather than cinemas. All sequel talk was extinguished quickly, and it served as a notable blemish for director and producer Kenneth Branagh. As a plus for film music collectors, the involvement of Branagh brings Patrick Doyle to the scoring duties, and Artemis Fowl allowed the composer to combine a number of his various genre talents into one highly diverse soundtrack. Since the film was essentially shaped in the quintessential fantasy blockbuster mould, Doyle expresses himself liberally in the work, making for a broad collection of fantasy, lyricism, action, and drama in a whirlwind of a narrative. In some ways, the overblown scope of Doyle's approach to Artemis Fowl is exactly its greatest strength, merging many of his prior techniques into one score; in other ways, that haphazard collection of wayward themes and styles yields a giant, soupy mess that is recognizable as a Doyle work but not as satisfying as his narratives can be when he's at his best.


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129 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.29 Stars
***** 20 5 Stars
**** 42 4 Stars
*** 34 3 Stars
** 22 2 Stars
* 11 1 Stars
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Good but not memorable music
Zack - March 24, 2021, at 5:23 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 57:59
• 1. Father and Son (3:44)
• 2. Talented Tunneller (2:45)
• 3. Surfing (1:37)
• 4. Therapy (1:43)
• 5. Time to Believe (2:26)
• 6. Haven City (1:58)
• 7. Commander Root (1:28)
• 8. You're Not Going (1:36)
• 9. Do Not Engage (1:34)
• 10. To the Surface (2:24)
• 11. Containment (2:04)
• 12. Full Scale Recovery (1:41)
• 13. Battle Stations (3:39)
• 14. Fairy Fight (1:03)
• 15. Negotiation (1:07)
• 16. The Artist (1:08)
• 17. We Meet Again (1:38)
• 18. Beechwood Short (1:01)
• 19. The Aculos (2:09)
• 20. New Recruit (1:54)
• 21. Troll Fight (2:21)
• 22. The Fatal Blow (2:08)
• 23. Collapse (2:29)
• 24. Fairy Dust (1:45)
• 25. Bring Him Back (2:12)
• 26. A Dear Friend (2:58)
• 27. Worth Fighting For (2:36)
• 28. That's My Ride (2:55)

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