Scores and Soundtracks

Music Scores and Soundtracks

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The terms score and soundtrack are sometimes used interchangeably, but a film’s score is generally what has been composed especially for the film, as an emotional backdrop to clue viewers intuitively into what the filmmakers want them to feel. Soundtrack more often refers to a collection of songs, written by people other than the score composer, that are licensed for use in the film or for the end credits. Track samples are usually found on sites that produced or that sell scores and soundtracks. Background production and press information is often found on the official sites of the movie, its distributor, and/or the company producing the CDs.

Movie scores have always been important for highlighting emotionally important points in movies. More recently, scores seem to have taken on additional creative and cultural significance when novels written in the first person are adapted for the big screen. Songs – whether with lyrics or just instrumental – can show us what the characters are thinking when it wouldn’t work for them to tell us what they’re thinking. For instance, the film score for Divergent has four songs featuring Ellie Goulding. She was chosen specifically to act as the “voice” of Tris Prior, the first-person narrator in the Divergent novel.

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DIVERGENT ~ SCORE

Divergent Score CD

Divergent Score CD

Divergent Score Booklet

Divergent Score Booklet

Divergent score release date: March 18, 2014.

The official Divergent Soundtrack site.

Interscope Records official site.

Divergent Score Tracks

  1. Tris, featuring Ellie Goulding
  2. The Test
  3. Choosing Dauntless, featuring Ellie Goulding
  4. Capture the Flag, featuring Ellie Goulding
  5. This Isn’t Real
  6. Ferris Wheel
  7. Erudite Plan
  8. Fear
  9. I Am Divergent
  10. A Friend
  11. Conspiracy
  12. Watertank
  13. Faction Before Blood
  14. Human Nature
  15. Final Test
  16. The March
  17. Dauntless Attack
  18. Sacrifice, featuring Ellie Goulding
  19. Fight the Dauntless
  20. Everywhere and Nowhere

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DIVERGENT ~ SOUNDTRACK

Divergent Soundtrack CD ~ Deluxe Edition

Divergent Soundtrack CD

Divergent Soundtrack Booklet ~ Deluxe Edition

Divergent Soundtrack Booklet

Divergent soundtrack release date: March 11, 2014.

The official Divergent Soundtrack site.

Interscope Records official site.

Divergent Soundtrack Tracks

  1. Find You, by Zedd, featuring Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant
  2. Beating Heart, by Ellie Goulding
  3. Fight for You, by Pia Mia, featuring Chance the Rapper
  4. Hanging On (I see MONSTAS Remix), by Ellie Goulidng
  5. I Won’t Let You Go, by Snow Patrol
  6. Run Boy Run, by Woodkid
  7. Backwards, by Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar
  8. I Need You, by M83
  9. In Distress, by ASAP Rocky, featuring Gesaffelstein
  10. *Lost and Found (ODESZA Remix), by Pretty Lights
  11. Stranger, by Skrillex, with Killagraham from Milo & Otis and Sam Dew
  12. Dream Machines, by Big Deal
  13. Dead in the Water, by Ellie Goulding
  14. I Love You, by Woodkid
  15. *Waiting Game, by Banks
  16. *My Blood, by Ellie Goulding

* Additional tracks in Deluxe Edition only.

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INSURGENT ~ SCORE AND SOUNDTRACK

Insurgent score and soundtrack release date: March 17, 2015.

Available in downloadable form only. For details, see the official Divergent Soundtrack site, or your favorite music purchase site.

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ALLEGIANT ~ SCORE AND SOUNDTRACK

To be added.

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ASCENDANT ~ SCORE AND SOUNDTRACK

To be added.

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