16 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Italian composer Andrea Guerra has created music for more than 70 films since his 1990 feature debut, Viaggio d’Amore. 2010’s Extraordinary Measures, based on a true story, finds two men pursuing the same goal for different reasons. John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) and his wife, Aileen (Keri Russell), have two young children who have a fatal disease. Crowley gives up his career and teams up with the unconventional scientist Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford) to develop a cure. The soundtrack album features a pleasant orchestral score performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra led by Geoff Alexander. The opener, “Extraordinary Measures,” is centered around a memorable theme, and the arrangement includes percussion, guitar, and effective use of light orchestral colors. “Desperation” opens quietly and later turns dark as somber string tones and tense rhythms emerge. At first, “Sugar High” suggests sunbeams breaking through an overcast sky; a later passage is imbued with a sense of reflection. The album closes with the grand “Extraordinary Measures Suite.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Italian composer Andrea Guerra has created music for more than 70 films since his 1990 feature debut, Viaggio d’Amore. 2010’s Extraordinary Measures, based on a true story, finds two men pursuing the same goal for different reasons. John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) and his wife, Aileen (Keri Russell), have two young children who have a fatal disease. Crowley gives up his career and teams up with the unconventional scientist Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford) to develop a cure. The soundtrack album features a pleasant orchestral score performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra led by Geoff Alexander. The opener, “Extraordinary Measures,” is centered around a memorable theme, and the arrangement includes percussion, guitar, and effective use of light orchestral colors. “Desperation” opens quietly and later turns dark as somber string tones and tense rhythms emerge. At first, “Sugar High” suggests sunbeams breaking through an overcast sky; a later passage is imbued with a sense of reflection. The album closes with the grand “Extraordinary Measures Suite.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

ANewEra ,

GREAT All The Way Through!

I'm glad Andrea Guerra is getting more attention here in the US because he is a fantastic. He's one of the newer composers like Josh Kramer and Abel Korzeniowski that I want to hear more from in the future. This score makes me want to see the movie even more. It is worth downloading the whole thing. Do yourself a favor and buy this one, Josh Kramer's "Beginnings", Abel Korzeniowski's "A Single Man", and Nico Muhly's "The Reader", and your musical appetite will be satisfied for a long time.

Courts6501 ,

Extraordinary Measures

This movie is an amazing movie. The plot is perfect and its so moving to see all the things they do for this family. I would watch this movie over and over again. It's the perfect movie for those of you who like family movies with happy endings and plot twisting events. I would definitely recommend watching this movie. It gives you a lot to think about and a lot to be thankful for in your own life. Please watch this movie it's amazing.

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