Alan Silvestri talks Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

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Alan Silvestri talks Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

I know movies based on video games often get bashed as being sub-par (and for good reason most of the time) but as it happens I really like the Lara Croft Tomb Raider films starring Angelina Jolie. I can’t exactly put my finger on why, but every time I watch either film, it’s a very enjoyable couple of hours. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, is the sequel and follows Lady Lara Croft as she searches for the mythical Pandora’s Box, a source of overwhelming power, before a rival tries to use it for world domination.

The orchestral score for this film was composed by the legendary Alan Silvestri (perhaps best known for scoring the Back to the Future trilogy and the original Predator, among many other films). This making-of interview located above features Silvestri as he explains how he put the main themes of the film together. There are also several side by side sequences comparing the orchestra with the completed scene (I love moments like that).

The Cradle of Life is far from being the best film ever, but there are some great musical moments, particularly at the end when Lara finds Pandora’s Box. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s worth checking out at least once. Enjoy the interview with Alan Silvestri!

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