James Newton Howard

Freedomland [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Composer James Newton Howard's score for director Joe Roth's urban thriller Freedomland is thick with the melodic and atmospheric soundscapes that have become his forte (King Kong, Sixth Sense). Soft, contemplative piano notes are overtaken by seas of gritty industrial beats and electric guitars, keyboards loop themselves around desperate flashes of chilly electronica, and elegiac string sections melt into the facades of the crumbling buildings that inhabit this mediocre Samuel L. Jackson/Julianne Moore thriller.

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