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Cruella
(2021)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:
Nicholas Britell

Conducted by:
Hugh Brunt

Co-Orchestrated by:
Matt Dunkley
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(May 21st, 2021)
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Commercial digital release only, with high resolution options.
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Buy it... if style prevails over substance in your approach to flamboyant punk rock attitude, Nicholas Britell succeeding in supplying the perfect tone of timelessly irreverent coolness for this picture.

Avoid it... if you lament the squandering of great melodic potential in film scores, this one badly failing to enunciate or develop its main theme in satisfactory fashion.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #2,002
WRITTEN 6/3/21
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Cruella: (Nicholas Britell) In a world where every villain now has to be redeemed or explained, Disney rehabilitates the otherwise two-dimensional Cruella de Vil from 1961's One Hundred and One Dalmatians by supplying a dubious and attractive backstory for the character. Never mind that the delicious stereotype of the villain from 1961 is totally ruined by 2021's Cruella, for the studio wants you to think that her evil is cool, acceptable, and even sexy. It's a far more brazenly insipid exploration than the Maleficent films, de Vil's younger self battling persona and familial issues in 1970's London while conveying a clear tendency towards violence and mentally sick depravity. The movie is the obligatory origin story, pointing the blame for Estella de Vil's personality disorders on the fashion-dominating Baroness von Hellman. As de Vil works for and eventually prevails over her boss and assumes her wealth and hatred for dogs, audiences are expected to cheer for the Estella-turned-Cruella as the protagonist. Disney pushed the film to theatres as its first major post-pandemic offering, its soundtrack earning praise despite a tough reception for the story it accompanies. With such a ridiculous plotline, Cruella is truly a spectacle of sights and sounds, and the songs and score of the film help root the 1970's punk rock attitude of the production. The film is littered with rock songs that don't really match the era shown on the screen, the attitude of the selections emphasized over their precise era. Meanwhile, Nicholas Britell's matching score exudes all the same timeless rock and punk personality, meandering into jazz and classical at times but remaining fluid in its genre during its length. The young American composer has shined in the Hollywood spotlight due to the unconventional styles he brings to his film scores, emulating the career trajectory of Daniel Pemberton and earning mainstream award recognition for Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk in the late 2010's. Many of those scores were highly overrated, however, and Britell's tendency towards style over substance continues with Cruella.


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118 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.97 Stars
***** 18 5 Stars
**** 29 4 Stars
*** 23 3 Stars
** 28 2 Stars
* 20 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 50:38
• 1. Call Me Cruella* (2:07)
• 2. Cruella - Disney Castle Logo (0:45)
• 3. The Baroque Ball (2:01)
• 4. The Most Dreadful Accident (1:18)
• 5. The Drive to London (1:36)
• 6. Red Hair Dye (0:24)
• 7. The Baroness Needs Looks (1:08)
• 8. I Think You're Something (2:10)
• 9. Everything's Going So Well (0:41)
• 10. The Necklace (1:33)
• 11. The Angle (1:10)
• 12. Surveillance (1:44)
• 13. I Like to Make an Impact (1:52)
• 14. Oh, That's a Hybrid (1:43)
• 15. Revenge/Let's Begin (3:38)
• 16. Putting the Dresses in the Safe (0:42)
• 17. Get It Open/Moths (1:50)
• 18. Oh, That's Why You're Peeved (2:47)
• 19. The True Story of Cruella's Birth (1:55)
• 20. I'm Cruella (4:21)
• 21. A Great Tribute/She's Here (3:45)
• 22. The Cliff (4:33)
• 23. She Jumped! (0:50)
• 24. Goodbye, Estella (1:51)
• 25. Call Me Cruella (Instrumental Version) (2:06)
• 26. Orchestral Waltz (Bonus Track) (2:09)
* performed by Florence and the Machine

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