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Ford v Ferrari
(2019)
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Composed and Produced by:
Marco Beltrami
Buck Sanders

Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Mark Graham
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Hollywood Records
(November 15th, 2019)
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Commercial digital-only release.
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Buy it... if you appreciated Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders' approach to supplementing the film's songs with their own vintage jazz and rock score of matching coolness.

Avoid it... if you require a solid narrative flow to the score, the composers content to allow their jam sessions with a 15-member band to carry the work via instrumental personality rather than coordinated structure.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,951
WRITTEN 9/5/20
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Ford v Ferrari: (Marco Beltrami/Buck Sanders) It is often said that the best sports movies are those that focus on the personalities of the main characters rather than the sport itself, and the 2019 racing film Ford v Ferrari did a masterful job of doing just that. While the movie is a based on the famous battle between the titular automakers at the Le Mans races of the 1960's, the plot of director James Mangold's film focuses on the relationship and struggles of automotive designer Carroll Shelby and British driver Ken Miles as they work on behalf of Ford to unseat Ferrari as the master of the raceway. The men succeed in 1966, but the story is not without some tragedy. The film's most notable production aspect is its editing, particularly of its sound, as the cars involved in the races each had distinctive sonic personalities of their own. One of the primary challenges facing composers Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders was providing music that could enhance the emotional impacts of especially the driving scenes without getting in the way of the fantastic sound editing. (Sanders typically receives composing credit when his contributions to Beltrami's scores are significant, as they are here.) They opted to not compete with it via emulating the effects of the sound mix, refraining from applying mechanical enhancements to their music. Instead, Mangold encouraged them to use jazz and rock from the 1950's to 1970's as inspiration, capturing the coolness and sleaze of the era organically and not overwhelming the picture with a traditional sports score. Their approach to the assignment was to forgo an orchestra completely and use a 15-member band for every cue, rotating between the instruments as the shifts in era and genre necessitate. More importantly, Beltrami and Sanders did not apply significant synthetic accents or pre/post production processing to this music, allowing the performers to breathe an authentic sense of life into the recording. The intimate but snazzy atmosphere they create is a solid match for the film, the jam sessions of their performers managing to straddle the line between jazz and rock in a sort of timeless retro fashion. This decision was key to allowing the score to mingle extensively with songs of the era as well, and Beltrami and Sanders were generally applauded for their contribution despite not receiving much awards recognition for their toil.



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Average: 2.65 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 39:27
• 1. Le Mans 66 (5:42)
• 2. Wide View (1:35)
• 3. Driving in the Rain (1:52)
• 4. Henry Ford the Second (0:44)
• 5. Ferrari Factory (1:35)
• 6. Iacocca's Idea (0:59)
• 7. Photos to Fiat (1:10)
• 8. 7000 RPM (1:28)
• 9. Willow Sprints (1:19)
• 10. Henry Ford's Revenge (1:00)
• 11. Thirty Minutes (0:51)
• 12. Miles is Not a Ford Man (1:08)
• 13. Walk the Track (1:57)
• 14. Chasing Bandini (3:14)
• 15. Night Driving (2:27)
• 16. Miles Did It (1:11)
• 17. The Request/The Car is Yours/Perfect Lap (4:36)
• 18. Team Player (3:20)
• 19. Crescent Wrench (Edit) (1:47)
• 20. Le Mans 59 (1:33)

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