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V for Vendetta: Music From The Motion Picture [Soundtrack]

Julie London , Cat Power , Antony and the Johnsons , Dario Marianelli Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • Composer: Dario Marianelli
  • Audio CD (March 21, 2006)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • ASIN: B000ELJ8DK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,344 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Remember Remember
2. Cry Me A River - Julie London
3. '...Governments Should Be Afraid Of Their People...'
4. Evey's Story
5. Lust At The Abbey
6. The Red Diary
7. Valerie
8. Evey Reborn
9. I Found A Reason - Cat Power
10. England Prevails
11. The Dominoes Fall
12. Bird Gerhl - Antony & The Johnson
13. Knives And Bullets (And Cannons Too)

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Hot off two critical successes (Pride & Prejudice and The Brothers Grimm), Dario Marianelli went all dark and moody with his score for James McTeigue's dystopian thriller V for Vendetta. Marianelli occasionally bursts out with powerful cues such as "Governments Should Be Afraid of Their People," but he mostly focuses on building a sense of pervasive dread and growing tension. Interspersed among his cues are three songs which in the film are part of V's personal jukebox of "forbidden" tunes; all three are intimate and lovely, and it's striking to see how well contemporary artists like Cat Power and Antony & the Johnsons sit next to Julie London's 1950s croon. Finally, many viewers of the movie have been struck by the powerful setting of the final scene to Tchaikovsky's memorable 1812 Overture. It's hard not to be. That piece is actually incorporated in "Knives and Bullets (and Cannons Too)"; the track starts with a nice-enough dramatic build-up by Marianelli, but when the overture (originally written to celebrate the Russian victory against Napoleon's troops) comes in, marking the disc's final two minutes, its sheer power and grandiose bravura make everything that preceded sound diffident. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

Product Description

V For Vendetta is the blockbuster follow up to the 1.6 billion grossing Matrix franchise from the same director/producer team: The Wachowski Brothers and Joel Silver. It's a futuristic thriller starring Natlie Portman. The soundtrack features the riveting music by Dario Marianelli, the 2006 Oscar TM nominee for Pride and Prejudice and features three key songs: Julie London's breathy classic 'Cry Me A River', 'Bird Gerhl' from the critically acclaimed Antony and The Johnsons and Cat Power's slinky cover of the Lou Reed song 'I Found A Reason'. Astralwerks. 2006.

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318 of 344 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the complete soundtrack March 21, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a good overview compilation if you're not that interested in the final tracks from the film, which are missing from this CD either for copyright purposes or whatever. This CD contains about 75% of the score and the major songs played during the film. This disc is great, my low score is due to the fact that, even if say "Street Fighting Man" by The Rolling Stones was kept off and the other three featured, I would have been 10x happier. So I basically made my own V soundtrack. For those of you wondering what tracks are missing they are:

The 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky (sp??) which *SPOILER* plays during V's blowing up of Parliament and the Old Bailey.

Ethan Stoller's "BKAB" which plays right after Street Fighting Man during the credits. You can find the song on his official site or MySpace.

Spiritualized's "Out of Sight" plays immediately after BKAB in the credits, this one can be found on their "Let It Come Down" CD

and THE ULTIMATE MISSING TRACK:

The Rolling Stones "Street Fighting Man"

Get those 4 missing songs and this CD and you just might have yourself The Complete V for Vendetta Soundtrack. I hope this helps you out.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1812 overture is in it! August 17, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Actually, the 1812 overture part from the movie, the exact part IS in the last track of this soundtrack labeled Guns and Knives and Cannons too. It plays at the very end of it! So if you are worried about not hearing the 1812 overture, it is there!
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44 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Surprize.. April 12, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I was very interested in the movie V For Vendetta so as a result and being a fan of movie scores I said to myself: "I'll pick up the V for Vendetta score.."

So I pick it up, and what a surprize it was. This score is magnificent. It opens up fast, and ends fast. I'm not very knowledgable when it comes to describing scores but let me just say, this is a keeper. It's catchy, and fast. It's an amazing score and works stand-alone from the movie. You'll find yourself listening to it a lot.

Also..what's sad is that the "Spotlight Review" isn't even correct. First: The 1812 Overture IS on the soundtrack. Second: It's not surprizing that the songs in the end credits aren't on it, I wouldn't expect them to be. Besides, if you don't have the Rolling Stones song just by the CD it's on..Chances are you'll like it.

Overall: This score was a surprize to me and I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it is. I would suggest everyone who enjoys movie scores check out Dario Marianelli's score for V For Vendetta.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I bought this two days after seeing the movie due to the fact that more than a few of the songs from Dario Martinelli were stuck in my head.

The first day, alas, was dissapointment. I got through the first five tracks and besides Julie London's beautifully sang "Cry Me A River" I wasn't impressed. But I decided to stick through it. Second day, I listened to tracks 5-10 and abruptly there was a lot more for me to be happy about. All these tracks start rather slowly, and I think originally that's what put me off. But if you wait a minute, or just enjoy it where it is, suddenly you'll feel a lot better about what you're listening to. The theme in "V" is rather catchy. It's dark but fast-paced, and I think that's what I appreciated about it.

Remember, Remember: Eh. Not exactly the best start. The crack of the drums is nice, but altogether it's a little too slow in the beginning to give attention. Give or take a minute and it get's more interesting, with the theme underlying all the strings and whatnot.

Cry Me A River: Beautiful. I love this song and Julie London has a voice reminicent of Billy Holiday. Soulful and something we can all relate to, this is a great track to cool down to.

"...Governments Should Be Afraid of Their People.": Not bad. The main theme sticks out in this one, and we get a look at the dark mood that prevails throughout the entire soundtrack and movie. Once again, if you're patient, the brilliance pops through.

Evey's Story: Not one of my favorites. The switch between the fast-paced violence of Evey's parents being black-bagged and the quiet memory in the beginning is a little too abrupt for me to really get into and adjust. I don't find myself liking the blaring of the French horns in this one, though in others it's fine.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dario Marianelli, you are AMAZING! March 25, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I have no words for this soundtrack. More importantly, the praise goes to Dario. He has done two amazing soundtracks in the last year now that I think should get high amounts of praise.

Just last year, he completed the score for Pride and Prejudice. I think the movie was so/so but the soundtrack was beautiful.

But with V for Vendetta, I did not know he could get this dark! I think just by listening to this you can just invision parts of the movie. If you have not seen the movie, you can feel by the music how the character is feeling. The power of the tyranical goverment, the letter by Valerie, and most importantly, the climatic finish ending with "1812" Overture.

The two songs that I want to point out, "Cry Me a River" and "I Found a Reason" are played on V's jukebox at the begining and the end of the movie. They are so beautiful, one of the reasons I also bought the soundtrack. I am a fan of slow jazz music from the 40's, so hearing Cry Me a River being played... Wow.

If you are a fan of Dario Marianelli (Pride and Prejudice) and if you liked V for Vendetta (or if you didn't) the music is still amazing. Get it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I loved Julie London and "Cry Me A River," but the 1812 Overture was the main song in the movie, and it wasn't on the cd. The other songs all sounded alike. Read more
Published 1 month ago by trillium
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Unique
This soundtrack is overall a dark and gritty score, but if you are prepared for that it's definitely worth a buy. Read more
Published 10 months ago by GabrielH
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, great
Fully meets my expectations, I moved and immerses you in the scenes, makes you reconsider and with this soundtrack better understand the history, great, very good job of the... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ezequiel
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice soundtrack
I bought the CD for the remastered version of "Cry Me A River." The rest of the album is the not bad.
Published 16 months ago by benark
5.0 out of 5 stars V For Vendetta
This is a awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on this cd are all of them. if you have not listened to this cd then i recommend you do.
Published 17 months ago by David A. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars V For Vendetta Soundtrack.
I have to agree with some of the other reviewers that this soundtrack "should" have included the Stones song, but no big deal. Read more
Published on November 14, 2011 by Robert M. Gaul
5.0 out of 5 stars V For Vendetta
This is a awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on this cd are all of them. if you have not listened to this cd then i recommend you do.
Published on December 23, 2010 by David A. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, great soundtrack
I love this movie. What is it about a man in a mask and cape that really turns me on? And the fact that the mask is frozen and yet the actor still manages to convey extreme... Read more
Published on June 17, 2009 by L. King
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just a Movie Anymore
While the message in V for Vendetta clearly and eloquently hit home for me, the thing that caught my eye, or ear rather, was the soundtrack. Read more
Published on October 23, 2008 by FairGwen
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Soundtrack of Its year
This soundtrack stayed true to the movie and delivered scores which left you feeling determined. The tracks "England Prevails", "The Dominoes Fall", "Bird Guhrl", and "Knives and... Read more
Published on October 21, 2008 by Cory =D
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Song played on final morning...
"LONG BLACK TRAIN"
Written and Performed by RICHARD HAWLEY
Courtesy of SETANTA SONGS LTD.

This information was found on imdb.com
Jun 1, 2006 by KTD73 |  See all 4 posts
Song over final credits
"BKAB" by Ethan Stoller

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Mar 19, 2006 by Nathan R. Chrislip |  See all 11 posts
Song by Regina Spektor
imdb.com doesn't have it in their soundtrack listing for the movie- do you remember what scene it was in? I might be able to remember what it was based on that.
May 28, 2006 by Melia |  See all 7 posts
Cry Me A River - Julie London
What about Cat Power's version of the Velvet Underground's "I Found a Reason"? I thought that was pretty fantastic as well.
Mar 19, 2006 by J. D. Murphy |  See all 10 posts
Song at credits
It is BKAB with parts of a recorded speech by Malcom X edited in.
Apr 5, 2006 by Amazon Customer |  See all 3 posts
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