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Mission: Impossible III (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
As anybody with functioning ears can attest, Lalo Schifrin's theme for the original Mission: Impossible TV series remains among the highlights of 1960s scoring: Schifrin proved you could write action themes that oozed cool... more »
As anybody with functioning ears can attest, Lalo Schifrin's theme for the original Mission: Impossible TV series remains among the highlights of 1960s scoring: Schifrin proved you could write action themes that oozed cool. His taut, inventive approach has been replaced in recent years by a more bloated orchestral bent--though if you're going to have that, you might as well pick someone with Michael Giacchino's sense of suspenseful dynamics. Overall, Giacchino proves more adept than Hans Zimmer did on the franchise's second installment in 2000, even though symptoms of too-much-itis creep in (the Hollywood Studio Symphony includes 39 violinists, 14 cellists, and 9 percussionists!). Schifrin's presence looms heavily over this CD, and not only because it starts with the original theme and ends with the bonus track "Schifrin and Variations" (which does not appear in the film). Giacchino quotes his predecessor almost constantly throughout: references to the main theme zip in and out of "Factory Rescue," "Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall," "Masking Agent," and "See You in the Sewer," for instance. But the younger man holds his own quite well against such a giant shadow, and confirms his credentials as a thrill-a-minute composer. Indeed, this is one of the finest action scores to come out in the past few years. --Elisabeth Vincentelli
Michael W. Fusco | 05/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This score tops the one by Hans Zimmer because of its thematic approach and because it is a moret raditional score. The usage of the Plot and Original theme is brillient. To top it off, the score stands on its own, so its gret to listen to!"
Andres Segovia | 06/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Giacchino's done an impressive job weaving his musical style with Lalo Schifrin's original theme and musical approach. I can't quite describe Giacchino's style. He employed a large 115-member orchestra for the score. There are jazzy moments in the score, much like Lalo did in the early M:i TV show. Giacchino's score adds tension to moments and compliments action on the screen. Two examples of his approach are "Evacuation" and "Shang Way Hi". My favorite track is "Shang Way hi" because of the way the music builds to the climatic point where Ethan Hunt has to jump off the roof of a building. That's what I meant by "complimenting the action". Also there are drama/romance piano cues on the album such as "Ethan and Julia".
Highlight action tracks on the album include:
-WW 4 Mins (Dark, tense cue before becoming a bit comedic)
If you're a fan of Giacchino, you'll love this score. If you're not, it's worth checking this soundtrack out along with the soundtrack to LOST the ABC TV series.
Also, check out Giacchino's work on the Medal of Honor series - this series is becoming rare and expensive fast so get your hands on them!"
This is a great Mission Impossible score. Nice work, Giachin
Gustavo H B Alves | Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil | 05/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is with no doubt the second best Mission Impossible movie franchise score, composed by the talented Michael Giachino (previous works includes Disney's The Impossibles, Alias and others) and may I say that he does a terrific job and deserves all the applauses. The melodies he has reached are exciting and suits the movie style pretty well. I even like this score more than I liked Hans Zimmer's MI-2 work. However, I still prefer Danny Elfman's Mission Impossible score. I totally agree with other reviewers when thay say that this score is "energetic" and "emotional", plus "and incredibly great experience". That's right, I couldn't express myself better."