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Free Guy
(2021)
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Composed and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Tim Davies

Co-Orchestrated by:
Steve Bartek
Kevin Kliesch
Jeremy Levy

Additional Music by:
Jeff Morrow
Michael Paraskevas
Tyler Westen
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Hollywood Records
(August 11th, 2021)
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Buy it... if your appreciation for orchestral parody scores can extend to this smartly effortless but wholly anonymous music from Christophe Beck that is meant as a bland, unsung portion of the soundtrack.

Avoid it... on the song compilation album with some of Beck's score if you seek a well-rounded representation of the film's true musical personality.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #2,021
WRITTEN 9/6/21
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Free Guy: (Christophe Beck) With elements of The Lego Movie, The Matrix, and a number of other reality-bending concepts behind its distinct universe, Free Guy is a remarkably unique look at life inside a video game. Shawn Levy's film postulates about what would happen if a non-player character in a video game like "Grand Theft Auto" gained sentience and started manipulating the game from within. Meanwhile, the code behind that game is the subject of a battle of intellectual rights between people in the real world, setting up a scenario in which characters in the game become self-aware just as their creators wage a battle to keep their code in existence. It's a rather convoluted idea that allows the real-life coders to interact with the sentient versions of their creations within the game, and everyone must come to peace with their existence by the end. The film, delayed like much of everything else for a year because of the pandemic, became one of 2021's more popular theatrical and streaming hits, flush with video game humor and a multitude of cameos to support its satirical comedy. The soundtrack is a bit of a conundrum, for the production logically applies a series of songs for the gaming sequences that one might expect to hear when playing it themselves. Mariah Carey's 1995 song, "Fantasy," is also referenced as a recurring identity. Because the studio obtained rights to borrow a number of pop culture references from famous franchises, movie themes from The Avengers and Star Wars also waft through in parody form. The original score becomes rather marginalized compared to the song placements, but it still plays an important role in the emotional side of the story. Levy had collaborated with many of the industry's top composers over the previous ten years, including Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri, and Michael Giacchino, but for Free Guy he turned back to his trust comedy collaborator, Christophe Beck. While the length of his output is rather minimal for this project, Beck was tasked with conjuring the music meant to accompany the relationships, mystery, and action from the perspective of the main characters, both digital and real, while the songs are placed for the benefit of the audience and gamers in context. Since self-discovery is a vital aspect of these main characters, Beck takes it upon himself to score mostly this portion of the plot, though he does get some blazing game action cues to himself as well.


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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 44:22
• 1. Have a Great Day (2:39)
• 2. Cappuccino (1:29)
• 3. Sunglasses (2:31)
• 4. About to Get Shot (2:53)
• 5. A New Day (1:16)
• 6. Stash House Fail (1:16)
• 7. Two Glocks (2:14)
• 8. Ice Cream (2:31)
• 9. Guy's Guise (2:11)
• 10. It's All a Lie (2:20)
• 11. Rebooted (2:02)
• 12. I Remember Everything (2:02)
• 13. On Strike (1:23)
• 14. This Ends Now (2:29)
• 15. It's Go Time (1:26)
• 16. Hitman's Beach (2:30)
• 17. Getting Hectic (1:48)
• 18. Dude (1:32)
• 19. Tables Turn (1:07)
• 20. Reunited (3:24)
• 21. Life Itself (1:43)

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