Cellular [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Cellular [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by John Ottman
     
 

After scoring so many lowbrow Hollywood thrillers, it's somewhat inevitable that John Ottman would begin repeating himself -- listening to Cellular, it's difficult to shake the sense that the composer is simply going through the motions, even if the complexity and craftsmanship of his approach remain crystal clear. A dark, mysterious score that accelerates withSee more details below

Overview

After scoring so many lowbrow Hollywood thrillers, it's somewhat inevitable that John Ottman would begin repeating himself -- listening to Cellular, it's difficult to shake the sense that the composer is simply going through the motions, even if the complexity and craftsmanship of his approach remain crystal clear. A dark, mysterious score that accelerates with each successive theme, Cellular boasts a few unique touches, most notably the mobile-phone keypad rhythms that snake in and out of the music, but Ottman is forced to operate in such a limited emotional and stylistic context that there's little here that wouldn't fit just as comfortably in likeminded schlock such as Gothika or Hide and Seek. Ottman's mastery of the suspense score is indisputable -- the question is whether or not he can thrive in other genre environments, and Cellular does absolutely nothing to settle the debate.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2004
Label:
La-La Land Records
UPC:
0826924102527
catalogNumber:
1025
Rank:
105393

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Ottman   Primary Artist
Bruce Harvey   Conductor

Technical Credits

Mark Banning   Art Direction
Lora Rosner   Orchestration
Casey Stone   Engineer,Engineering
John Ottman   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration
Lori Silfen   Music Business Affairs
Mitch Rotter   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Michael V. Gerhard   Executive Producer
Matt Verboys   Executive Producer
Erin Scully   Music Executive
John F.X. Walsh   Music Business Affairs
David Ellis   Liner Notes

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