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Cellular [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2004
  • Label: La-La Land Records
  • UPC: 826924102527
  • Catalog Number: 1025
  • Sales rank: 191,614

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Opening/Abduction (3:13)
  2. 2 Going Shopping (3:35)
  3. 3 Making A Connection (2:23)
  4. 4 Freeing Ricky (4:08)
  5. 5 Mooney's Curious (1:24)
  6. 6 School's Out (4:25)
  7. 7 The Bait (3:09)
  8. 8 Epiphany/Bank (4:05)
  9. 9 LAX (4:24)
  10. 10 We're Going To Die (2:14)
  11. 11 The Pier (4:12)
  12. 12 Lost Connection/Dirty Cops (4:45)
  13. 13 Porsche/Simple Bio (3:39)
  14. 14 Police Station (4:04)
  15. 15 Fake Out (2:15)
  16. 16 Shoot Out (5:42)
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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
James Nelson Mastering
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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