Tropic Thunder (Original Motion Picture Score)
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||You're My Brother||Theodore Shapiro||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Four Leaf's Plan||Theodore Shapiro||2:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lead Farmer||Theodore Shapiro||3:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Enter the Dragons||Theodore Shapiro||0:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bad Feeling About This||Theodore Shapiro||0:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Flaming Dragons||Theodore Shapiro||2:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Panda Attack||Theodore Shapiro||1:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Panda Call||Theodore Shapiro||0:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Golden Triangle||Theodore Shapiro||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Night At the Theatre||Theodore Shapiro||0:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Judge Me||Theodore Shapiro||3:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Portnoy's Plan||Theodore Shapiro||0:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Wet Offensive||Theodore Shapiro||1:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shadow Me, Pinocchio||Theodore Shapiro||0:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Flamethrower||Theodore Shapiro||1:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Breakdown Under||Theodore Shapiro||2:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Truck Escape||Theodore Shapiro||1:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blow the Bridge||Theodore Shapiro||2:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Real Tears||Theodore Shapiro||3:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Simple Jack Trailer||Theodore Shapiro||1:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Satan's Alley||Theodore Shapiro||0:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cue Bill Conti||Theodore Shapiro||1:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Tropic Thunder is a Ben Stiller-starring parody of action movies like Rambo, and Theodore Shapiro, whose previous scores include comedies like Not Another Teen Movie and Blades of Glory, clearly was the right composer to provide its music. Trained at Brown and Juilliard, Shapiro knows his film music, past and present, and he provides a tongue-in-cheek master class in stylistic borrowings and bombast to accompany all the faux action. Using an orchestra of 91 (consisting of the kind of players who also play the music he's making fun of), plus electric rock musicians and programmers, he evokes Hollywood heavyweights of the past such as Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Jerry Goldsmith early on, and in the body of his score demonstrates his familiarity with the current A-list of big-budget writers like Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and James Horner as well. Appropriately, there's no subtlety here, just pounding rhythms, soaring melodies, and suspenseful string parts, all executed in short bursts. And at the end, in case there's any doubt about who he has in his sights, the last cue is called "Cue Bill Conti." The score to Tropic Thunder is an affectionate and knowing satire of the history of Hollywood action movie music, penned by an insider.
Excellent score!! Really gives the movie something extra!
First of all, I loved the film. It was hilarious, fast-paced, and unbelievably witty. All the leads did a fantastic job and RDJ was pure gold. Shapiro's score adds a brilliant undertone to an already brilliant film. An excellent piece of work!
Tropic Thunder a Blaze of Glory!
From the first track, I can tell you this is a must buy. There are some tracks that are not like the others, but I am planning to see this motion picture on Friday. The music rocks and it's going to be a good fun movie. Enjoy...! :)
Awesome movie and music!! Click yes if you love Robert Downey Jr!!!
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