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Hitman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
     

Hitman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

 
If Hitman sounds like a generic title for a movie to begin with, especially considering that the hired killer is a well-established film archetype (it seems reasonable to assume that there have been many more professional assassins in the cinema than there ever were in real life), then it only adds to the schematic impression of such a work to note that it is

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If Hitman sounds like a generic title for a movie to begin with, especially considering that the hired killer is a well-established film archetype (it seems reasonable to assume that there have been many more professional assassins in the cinema than there ever were in real life), then it only adds to the schematic impression of such a work to note that it is based on a video game. The particular hitman in question doesn't even have a name; he's known as Number 47. So, perhaps one shouldn't complain that there is little that sounds new or different about Geoff Zanelli's score. Zanelli is one of several protégés of Hans Zimmer, who runs a virtual school for soundtrack composers, using them to help complete his many assignments. Lately, Zanelli has branched out on his own, his previous scores including Disturbia and the TV movie Into the West, which won him an Emmy. For Hitman, he employs a familiar combination of acoustic sounds provided by an orchestra and chorus and electronic percussion elements out of synthesizers and computers. Except for the beginning and ending, which are different versions of "Ava Maria," the cues always have an underlying electronic pulse, and at times the music becomes full-blown electronica. It's music to keep viewers on their edge of their seats, which is the right approach for this sort of film. Like Zimmer, Zanelli now has his own assistants. Ryeland Allison and Bobby Tahouri earn credits in the CD booklet for "additional music," but it isn't clear exactly what they contributed. At least they are mentioned, however.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2007
Label:
La-La Land Records
UPC:
0826924106426
catalogNumber:
1064

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Performance Credits

Jean-Jacques Justafre   Horn
Jean-Philippe Audin   Cello
Christophe Guiot   Violin
Nicolas Charron   Bass
Odile Abrel   Harp
Jean-Philipp Audin   Cello
Mathieu Gonet   Conductor
Sandrine Vautrin   Bass
Jean-Paul Minali-Bella   Viola
Coline Grindel   Vocals
Joel Vaisse   Trombone

Technical Credits

Ryeland Allison   Additional Music
Mark Banning   Art Direction
Tom Cavanaugh   Music Business Affairs
Didier Lizé   Engineering
Geoff Zanelli   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Michael V. Gerhard   Producer,Audio Production
Matt Verboys   Executive Producer
Bobby Tahouri   Additional Music
Michael Wijnen   Musical Supervision
Vincent Lebègue   Legal Counsel

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