Jurassic Park III (film score)

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Jurassic Park III
Soundtrack album by Don Davis
Released June 12, 2001
Recorded 2000 - 2001
Genre Score
Length 54:31
Label Universal
Jurassic Park chronology
The Lost World
(1997)
Jurassic Park III
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars
Empire 3/5 stars
Filmtracks 3/5 stars
Movie Wave 3.5/5 stars

Jurassic Park III is a score of the film of the same name. Composed by Don Davis and performed by the Hollywood Studio Orchestra, this fast paced, action score was composed late in the film's post-production. Some of John Williams' themes from the previous films are also featured.[1][2]

Themes[edit]

Jurassic Park III features the original themes by John Williams as the main theme for the music. A shorter version of the "Main Theme" from Jurassic Park was composed and retitled "Brachiosaurus on the Bank". Shorter strains of the "Main Theme" from Jurassic Park are heard continuously throughout the film, similar to the previous two in this respect. Similarly, the "Journey to the Island" theme from Jurassic Park, dubbed by fans as the "Island Fanfare", was also featured. However it was retitled "Dinosaur Fly By." Don Davis also composed a new theme from Jurassic Park III which was supposed to recreate the mending relationship between Paul and Eric Kirby.

Style and Orchestration[edit]

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[edit]

Promotional Score Release[edit]

A promotional release of the score was gifted to friends of Don Davis and includes nearly the entire score. The promotional score's mix is narrow because of a direct downmix from the original 5.1 masters, without any correction or remixing for stereo performance.[3]

Differences Between Releases and Film[edit]

One of the most interesting aspects to the score is its very 'King-Kong'-esque style brass sections. In the film mix, however, many cues use alternate mixes where the brass is removed from the mix, leaving behind the wind and strings. Also, at least one cue has an alternate boy choir section. The film's end credits are also a different version than what is released.

Original Cue Listing[edit]

The complete known cue list is as follows (including alternates):

  1. "Isla Sorna Sailing Situation" - [4:22]
  2. "The Dig Site (Unused)" - [1:07]
  3. "They Were Smart" - [1:42]
  4. "A Walk in the Park" - [1:21]
  5. "Resonating Chamber" - [1:17]
  6. "Alan Goes (Album Mix Ending)" - [1:54]
  7. "Dinosaur Fly-By (Album)" - [2:12]
  8. "What's a Bad Idea (Album)" - [1:03]
  9. "Coopers Last Stand" - [1:43]
  10. "We Haven't Landed Yet" - [0:40]
  11. "Frenzy Fuselage (Album Mix)" - [3:12]
  12. "Clash of Extinction (Unused)" - [1:42]
  13. "The Kirby's Story" - [4:06]
  14. "Bone Man Ben" - [3:38]
  15. "Raptor Eggs" - [2:52]
  16. "The Raptor Room" - [2:34]
  17. "The Raptor Repartee" - [3:26]
  18. "Eric Saves Alan" - [1:47]
  19. "Tree People" - [2:02]
  20. "Nash Calling" - [3:36]
  21. "Party Crasher" - [3:17]
  22. "Pteranodon Habitat" - [3:01]
  23. "Tiny Pecking Pteranodons" - [3:23]
  24. "Billy Oblivion" - [2:49]
  25. "Brachiosaurus on the Bank" - [2:07]
  26. "Reaching for Glory" - [2:31]
  27. "Underwater Attack" - [2:11]
  28. "Spinosaurus Confrontation" - [3:02]
  29. "River Reminiscence" - [1:08]
  30. "Ambush and Rescue" - [3:40]
  31. "The Hat Returns - End Credits (Album)" - [5:22]
  32. "Big Hat, No Cattle (Source)" - [4:26]
  33. "Alan Goes (Film Mix)" - [1:50]
  34. "Dinosaur Fly-By (Extended Film Version)" - [2:21]
  35. "Coopers Last Stand (Film Alternate) " - [1:23]
  36. "Frenzy Fuselage (Film Mix)" - [3:11]
  37. "Raptor Room (Film/Extended Choir Section)" - [1:21]
  38. "Pteranodon Habitat (Film Alternate)" - [3:24]
  39. "Underwater Attack (Film Mix)" - [2:05]
  40. "Spinosaurus Confrontation (Film Mix)" - [3:02]
  41. "Ambush and Rescue (Film Mix)" - [3:42]
  42. "End Credits Suite (Film Alternate)" - [8:43]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Composer Don Davis Welcome to Jurassic Park". Tracksounds. June 29, 2001. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  2. ^ Plume, Kenneth (July 25, 2001). "Composer Don Davis Talks Jurassic Park III and the Matrix Sequels". IGN. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Jurassic Park III Academy Promo". www.soundtrackcollector.com. Retrieved 11 February 2009.