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4.0 out of 5 stars perfect slice of retro, 7 Jan 2005
This review is from: The Incredibles (Audio CD)
Whilst watching The Incredibles I was puzzled to see, on numerous occasions, what I thought were tell tale "lines" on the screen, usually the product of 32mm film whizzing through the projector gate. An odd thing to see indeed in this day and age - especially when animated films are created entirely digitally! After a moment's thought, however, this made perfect sense; it was clearly a deliberate stylistic cue, a nod to the classic 60s spy genre that the Incredibles gently spoofs. It should come as no surprise then to find that the music, which I loved throughout the movie, should bear the same traits.
Take Lalo Schifrin, mix his riffs for Mission Impossible and Bullit up with John Barry's early James Bond scores and Henri Mancini and you have a labour of love soundtrack every bit as good as the movie it accompanies. Michael Giacchino's original score will remind you of the great 60's TV/movie action-adventures themes while at the same time making the genre seem new again - and that's no mean feat. Recorded in analogue just as great scores used to be (yes, the ENTIRE orchestra is in front of the mic - no layering here), with an unmistakeable big-band sound, it's a cool, knowing and yet affectionate hommage to the jazzy scores of the 60s - retro-cool at its finest. Just like the film.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uber-cool Bond-style soundtrack - give this man a Medal, 24 Mar 2005
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Mr. C Coulson - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Incredibles (Audio CD)
If the rumours are true, that John Barry was set to score Pixar's wondrous new feature The Incredibles, but had to drop out at the last minute, then his replacement Michael Giacchino was an inspired choice.
This soundtrack is simply one of the best John Barry style Bond scores, that current Bond composer David Arnold could only dream of writing.
Currently best known for his stunning Medal of Honor games soundtracks that recall John Williams at his peak, Michael Giacchino has the knack of writing strong memorable themes and his use of brilliant orchestrators enables him to sound so like the composers he obviously admires. With the Incredibles Giacchino has captured the swagger and sass of John Barry's early Bond soundtracks for From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball and OHMSS, without blatantly pinching a single tune from Barry.
Ok there are times when it's obvious you are listening to the underscore of a frenetic piece of action more akin to Carl Stalling's Looney Tunes music, but on the whole it's like listening to a long lost Bond soundtrack.
If you love movie music buy this album - it's a lot of fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great!, 28 April 2005
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Kurt A. Johnson (Marseilles, IL USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Incredibles (Audio CD)
In 2004, Pixar released its *sixth* smash-hit movie, The Incredibles. When making the movie, writer-director Brad Bird found his dream composer in the form of Michael Giacchino, a film composer who could make the big jazzy music that the story demanded. This CD contains the soundtrack of the movie that Bird created and Giacchino brought to life.
OK, sound like hyperbole? Well, once you get a chance to listen to this soundtrack, you will realize just how much the music brought the story to life. And I'll go beyond that, this soundtrack is great to listen to on its own. Some soundtracks are all variations on the same theme, and quite boring, but this soundtrack is really great to listen to, swinging between smoky quiets to screaming crescendos.
Yep, I loved the movie The Incredibles, and I loved this soundtrack. If you love good jazz, then this CD is for you. I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibles cd, 21 Mar 2014
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I had this cd years ago. My youngest son has just gotten into it but my disc is scratched and jumps. I searched all over but eventually found this on amazon. Fantastic as now we can listen to it at bedtime without it sticking and jumping. It's the actual voices from the film in a shortened version on cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The children love it, 9 Jun 2013
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My kids have seen this movie countless number of times and my 11 year old in particular loves the the soundtrack. The CD came in very good time and has had good use.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Retro Cool., 4 Aug 2012
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Myself and my little boy are massive fans of the Incredilbles.
This soundtrack has it all;Cool jazz and james Bond like themes running through it.
Its yet another brilliant Pixar effort plus my son loves it!!!
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