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A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD   (2013)
Production Company: 20th Century Fox, Giant Picturs, Mid Atlantic Films, Temple Hill Entertainment, Ingenious Media
Distributors: 20th Century Fox & 20th Century Home Entertainment
Release date (USA): 14 February 2013

Director: John Moore
Screenplay: Skip Woods
Based on the Character Created by Roderick Thorp

Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Additional Music by Brandon Roberts & Marcus Trumpp
Orchestra Conducted by Pete Anthony
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
Orchestrated by Pete Anthony, Rossano Galante, Andrew Kinney, Jon Kull & Dana Niu
Recorded and Mixed by John Kurlander
Recorded at The Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox Studios
Assistant Engineers Tyson Lozensky & Vincent Cirilli
Music Editor Jim Schultz & Jay Duerr
Orchestra Contracted by Peter Rotter
Music Preparation Mark Graham, Victor Pesavento, Linnea Snyder, Mimi Sanders, David Stal, Jordan Seigel & Joe Zimmerman

Music Produced by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders

Synopsis: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.

A NOTE FROM THE COMPOSER

This film is a freight train. It starts and it doesn’t let go. But if the score sounds like that to you, then I think that comes from the fact that I’ve done four movies with the director John Moore, including “Flight of the Phoenix,” “The Omen” and “Max Payne” with Buck. So I sort of get him as person. We also had very little time to score this movie, about six weeks, which made us write it like a freight train as well. Another difference is that this soundtrack identifies with the past Michael Kamen “Die Hard” scores, while functioning as its own thing as well. Buck created a lot of the rhythmic settings for the orchestra to play with. Also because the nature of the quick turn around, Marcus Trump and Brandon Roberts really helped with the programming as well. They were still filming as we were working on it, doing additional scenes even as the sessions were going on. Drastic new cuts were arriving. While there are 80 minutes of score in the movie, we actually ended up writing over two hours of music before it was all approved because of the new cuts. It was a whirlwind of a score.

A GOOD DAY TO HIE HARD: Recording Sessions
The Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox Studios (photos by Dan Goldwasser)

     

S O N Y    C L A S S I C A L  (88765437122)

01. Yuri Says “??????” (2:19)
02. Getting Yuri to the Van (2:14)
03. Jack Makes the Call (2:53)
04. Everyone to the Courthouse (3:09)
05. Court Adjourned (2:19)
06. Truckzilla (Act 1) (3:38)
07. Yippie Kay Yay, Mother Russia! (1:54)
08. Truckzilla (Act 2) (2:00)
09. Father & Son (1:24)
10. To the Safe House (1:51)
11. Regroup (2:30)
12. Leaving the Safe House (1:59)
13. Getting to the Dance Floor (1:34)
14. Too Many Kolbasas on the Dance Floor (3:53)
15. What’s so Funny? (2:30)
16. McClanes Get the Bird (3:00)
17. Scumbags (2:05)
18. Entering Chernobyl (4:07)
19. Into the Vault (2:17)
20. Rubbed out at the Spa (2:07)
21. Sunshine Shootout (1:37)
22. Get to the Choppa! (2:59)
23. Chopper Takedown (3:26)
24. It’s Hard to Kill a McClane (2:59) PDF
25. Triple Vodka Rhapsody (1:55)
26. McClane’s Brain (2:00)
  
 
  
   
 
  
  
  
 
  
  
    
 
 
   
Release date: 19 February 2013
Total Time: 64:52
Length of the Score: 132 minutes
Purchase links: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, iTunes

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