George S. Clinton

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay [Original Motion Picture Score]

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The scoring for a broad comedy like Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is actually a delicate matter in which the music must support the varying moods without overwhelming the humor. Happily, the filmmakers found an expert in composer George S. Clinton, who began his Hollywood career providing music for the Cheech & Chong movie Still Smokin' and went on to such efforts as the Austin Powers films. Here, he ranges from the big, stirring symphonic theme that launches the first cue, "Ron Fox/Interrogation/Gitmo," to ersatz Indian music that gives way to fast-paced action music ("Cockmeat Sandwich"), Bernard Herrmann-like horror music ("Dead Bambi/Cell Phone/Doors/Cyrus"), Western themes ("Branded"), and a combination of Ennio Morricone-like Western music and disco ("Hewitt Texas/Broken Heel/The Airport"). This eclecticism keeps things light and fun, which is what comedies like this are aiming for.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, film score
1 3:28 Amazon
2 2:51 Amazon
3 4:24 Amazon
4 1:27 Amazon
5 1:49 Amazon
6 3:00 Amazon
7 1:16 Amazon
8 1:53 Amazon
9 2:30 Amazon
10 2:10 Amazon
11 1:21 Amazon
12 3:44 Amazon
13 4:47 Amazon
14 2:34 Amazon
15 2:24 Amazon
16 0:13 Amazon
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