Production Company: 20th Century Fox, Dune Entertainment, Cheyenne Enterprises, Wintergreen Productions, Ingenious
Distributors: 20th Century Fox & 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release date (USA): 27 June 2007

Director: Len Wiseman
Screenplay: Mark Bomback
Based on the Story by Mark Bomback & David Marconi

Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Additional Music by Marcus Trumpp & Ceiri Torjussen
Orchestra Conducted by Pete Anthony & Marco Beltrami
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
Orchestrated by Pete Anthony, Bill Boston, Mary Finsterer, Rossano Galante, Jim Honeyman, Jon Kull, Tim Perrine, Dana Niu,
Ceiri Torjussen & Marcus Trumpp
Recorded and Mixed by John Kurlander
Recorded at The Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox Studios
Mixed at The Robert Wise Mixing Stage
Assistant Engineers Kevin Globerman
Music Editor Alex Gibson, Jim Schultz, Joe E. Rand & Jason Ruder
Orchestra Contracted by Peter Rotter
Music Preparation Victor Pesavento, Jonathan A. Hughes, Bryan D. Arata, Matt Franko, Brandon Roberts & Mark Graham

Music Produced by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders

Synopsis: When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI's Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he's told that because it's the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers. So he instructs them to get local PD'S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they're still being pursued. And it's just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues.


It was conscious in the fact that, both I and the director Len (Wiseman), thought there should be some homage to the original Michael Kamen scores, because they were so classic, even though there wasn't any real defined theme for the movie, there was a Die Hard motif, but no real theme. They wanted to reflect the score in some way, but the studio wanted a much more modern sounding score, so the trick was, how to achieve both. But I think the way to achieve that we figured out was to use the chord voicings in the brass, that you mentioned, and the motif and some of the string figures and score the picture in more of a modern setting, but using these throughout as recurrent motivic ideas. I think that achieved some sort of continuity and homage to Kamen's scores and satisfy the requirement of being a modern score.

V A R E S E   S A R A B A N D E  (VSD-6824)

01. Out of Bullets (1:08) PDF
02. Shootout (3:41)
03. Leaving the Apartment (2:08)
04. Dead Hackers (1:31)
05. Traffic Jam (4:13)
06. It’s a Fire Sale (2:57)
07. The Break-In (2:28)
08. Farrell to D.C. (4:36)
09. Copter Chase (4:41) PDF
10. Blackout (2:03)
11. Illegal Broadcast (3:48)
12. Hurry Up! (1:23)
13. The Power Plant (2:01)
14. Landing (2:28)
15. Cold Cuts (2:00)
16. Yippee Ki Yay (4:43)
17. Break a Neck (2:47)
18. Farrell is In (4:22)
19. The F-35 (4:13) PDF
20. Aftermath (3:12)
21. Live Free or Die Hard (2:56)

Release date: 26 June 2007
Total Time: 63:19
Length of the Score: 149 minutes


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