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Spike Lee's powerful rumination on the last 24 hours of freedom of a young convicted felon (Edward Norton) before he serves a seven-year prison sentence that will forever change his life is charged with melancholy regrets--and slim hopes of redemption. Longtime Lee collaborator Terence Blanchard's haunting score was deservedly nominated for a Golden Globe for the stark, sophisticated way it colors a challenging story with music that's at once haunting and achingly introspective. Blanchard's orchestral music here may at first seem like his most obvious bowing to symphonic film-scoring traditions. But as it masterfully turns on a difficult emotional axis of despair and apprehension, its sad string passages and wordless arias can evoke both the Celtic and the Middle Eastern, then melt into loping jazz signatures in a heartbeat. It's a brooding, elegantly sophisticated soundtrack that pays only occasional tribute to Blanchard's rich jazz accomplishments, but one that dramatically underscores his true range and dramatic potential as a film composer. --Jerry McCulley
I bought this soundtrack because the final song is beautiful. It unfortunately is not included. This CD should be listened to as background music while one is vacuuming!Published 4 months ago by R. Thomas Preston
One star cause it doesn't have the songs I'm looking for, great movie though. thanks to those you posted where the club scene songs can be found, but where can we get the actual... Read morePublished on February 2, 2008 by Sophie G. Diallo Dupuis
Soundtrack, colours, cast... everything arrives right to the heart, and goes through, makes you try to live every day your 25th hour. Thanks Spike.Published on July 19, 2006 by stregacattiva
Someone stated in an earlier review that the Cymande 'Bra' version (mix) for the bathroom scene was is on a DJ mix CD called "Danny Krivit - Edits by Mr. Read morePublished on December 20, 2005 by Robert Jackson
Just like watching the movie again. Love it! Great movie, Great soundtrack!Published on July 7, 2005 by Jane Martyn
I missed the film at the cinema, but on the advice of my Brother, I borrowed his copy. I found the theme of redemption, past regrets, and friendship very moving, but on watching... Read morePublished on April 11, 2005 by Derrick Johnson
what the name of the song is that is playing when Norton and Dawson are in their apartment early on in the movie? It's sort of a soft jazzy sounding song...
I was immediately taken by the score for this film. Music is one of the most important elements in film used to convey mood and emotion and I find this score succeeds brilliantly.Published on October 8, 2004 by Cyrana
people to discuss what colleges are good and what aren't, I'm glad that you went to Yale man, It is a great school, I'm sure you worked really hard through many obstacles to get... Read morePublished on July 11, 2004 by "moksha69"