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THE WOLVERINE  (2013)
Production Company: 20th Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Donners' Company, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Media
Distributors: 20th Century Fox & 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release date (USA): 25 July 2013

Director: James Mangold
Screenplay: Mark Bomback & Scott Frank

Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Additional Music by Buck Sanders, Brandon Roberts & Marcus Trumpp
Orchestra Conducted by Pete Anthony & Marco Beltrami
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
Orchestrated by Pete Anthony, Rossano Galante, Mark Graham, Jon Kull, Dana Niu & Patrick Russ
Recorded and Mixed by John Kurlander
Recorded at The Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Engineers Tyson Lozensky & Vincent Cirilli
Music Editor Ted Caplan & Jim Schultz
Orchestra Contracted by Peter Rotter
Music Preparation Mark Graham, Victor Pesavento, David Stal & Joe Zimmerman

Music Produced by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders

Synopsis: In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

A NOTE FROM THE COMPOSER

THE WOLVERINE is a very unique take on the superhero movie. In that respect, itís a very stylized picture. Most of it takes place in Japan, and thereís a little bit of a mystery to it, almost a noir-ish mystery to it; the character Wolverine is a bit of a loner. Having said that, there is a sound and melodic structure and harmonic structure that is used for him, but itís not like a Superman type of theme; itís much more reserved. I used early on when you see him, in the woods, (a) harmonica. The harmonica has a fairly strong thread throughout the score, as Wolverineís sound. Sometimes itís processed and treated, other times itís fairly straight, but it seems to work well for him, and it goes well with the harmonic structure thatís used for him.

THE WOLVERINE: 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  (88883712542)

01. A Walk in the Woods (1:02)
02. Threnody for Nagasaki (1:15)
03. Euthanasia (1:36)
04. Loganís Run (3:56)
05. The Offer (3:15)
06. Arriving at the Temple (2:10)
07. Funeral Fight (4:22)
08. Two Handed (4:04)
09. Bullet Train (1:31)
10. The Snare (1:32)
11. Abduction (2:11)
12. Trusting (1:54)
13. Ninja Quiet (3:40)
14. Katana Surgery (3:50)
15. The Wolverine (2:21)
16. The Hidden Fortress (5:02)
17. Silver Samurai (3:27)
18. Sword of Vengeance (4:32)
19. Dreams (1:21)
20. Goodbye Mariko (1:01)
21. Where to? (2:25)
22. Whole Step Haiku (2:08)

Release date: 19 July 2013
Total Time: 58:42
Length of the Score: 111 minutes

 

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