August 27, 2013

The Bourne Legacy Soundtrack

The Bourne Legacy soundtrack is composed by James Newton Howard, an American composer best known for his scores for films like The Fugitive (1993), I Am Legend (2007), Green Lantern (2011), The Dark Knight (2008), The Hunger Games (2012), King Kong and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012). With a career that started in the early 80’s, Howard has scored over a hundred films. For his work, he has received several awards from organizations and award-giving bodies like the Emmy Award, the Classical Brit Awards, the Critics Choice Awards and the Grammy Award. He shared the 2009 Grammy in the Best Score Soundtrack Album category with Hans Zimmer for the film The Dark Knight.

Howard scored three big-budget films for the year 2012. These are The Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman and The Bourne Legacy.

The Bourne Legacy soundtrack contains twenty-six tracks; all are by Howard except for one. Moby, an American musician focusing on electronica has one song included in the soundtrack list. The song he contributed is called Extreme Ways. The song wasn’t originally composed for the Bourne movie as it was released way back in 2002. It was a single from Moby’s studio album titled 18. This is not the first time that the song was used in a Bourne movie. In fact, the song was used in all three previous Bourne movies. It’s used in the closing credits of all films.

The Bourne Legacy Soundtrack List
Legacy
Drone
You Fell in Love
NRAG
Program Shutdown
Over the Mountain
They’re All Dead
High Powered Rifle
Manila Lab
Wolves/Sic Ric
Aaron in Chicago
Doctor of What?
Wolf Attack
Chem Talk
Aaron Run
Flight 167
You Belong Here
Cognitive Degrade
Viralled Out
17 Hour Head Start
You’re Doing Fine
Simon Ross
Magsaysay Suite
LARX Tarmac
Aftermath
Extreme Ways (by Moby)

About the Movie
The Bourne Legacy is the fourth installment in the Jason Bourne movie series. The first three were The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. They are all based from the popular Robert Ludlum novels. Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, Duplicity), who was the screenwriter for the first three films directed this fourth installment. The first one was directed by Doug Liman and the second as well as the third were directed by Paul Greengrass.

Matt Damon, who played Jason Bourne in the first three pictures declined to appear in the fourth installment when he learned that Paul Greengrass isn’t coming back to direct it. So the fourth film has a new lead in Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers). Renner plays a character named Aaron Cross. Also in the cast are Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn and Stacy Keach.

Several key scenes in the movie were filmed in the Philippines, mostly in Manila streets. Some were also filmed in Palawan, a popular island destination in the archipelago.

The Bourne Legacy soundtrack will be released a few days earlier before the film opens in theaters.

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