Mouse Hunt (1997) was a slapstick black comedy about two hapless brothers (Nathan Lane and Lee Evans) who inherit a mansion—but cannot exterminate the wily mouse who lives there. Written by Adam Rifkin and directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, Rango), Mouse Hunt was the first comedy released by DreamWorks, and a charming commercial success.
Varèse Sarabande released the Mouse Hunt soundtrack at the time of the film in a 30-minute program. This long-awaited Deluxe Edition premieres an expanded program of 44 tracks totaling 66 minutes.
1 Funeral Prologue 2 Main Title 3 Also, A House 4 Chez Ernie 5 Lobster Biblioteque 6 Walking Crouton / Love The Almonds 7 Dying Wish 8 Out On The Street 9 Together Again 10 I’ll Be Home For Christmas 11 Home Sweet Dump 12 Meet The Mouse 13 Charles Lyle LaRue 14 Falko / Ten Million Dollars 15 All Thru The House / Setting The Trap / Clang! 16 Mouse 17 Cheese Wheel 18 Nail Gun 19 Hot Tubbogan 20 Mousetrap Minefield 21 Cherry Catapult / Cherry Spin 22 Shit Explosion 23 City Pound / Catzilla 24 Catzilla Emerges / Ebony And Ivory 25 Ernie Finds Contract 26 Cat Trap / Roach Mobile 27 You’re The Intruder 28 Loose Thread 29 Cesar Searches / Evidence Found Calcium Deficiency 30 Silent Movie 31 Lars Au Natural / Caesar’s Big Drag 32 Face Walk / Caesar’s Truck 33 Sandwich To Go / Ernie Settles In / Ouch! 34 Shotgun Chase 35 Floor Collapse / Hate That Mouse 36 Brotherly Betrayal / I Hate You 37 Insufficient Postage 38 Return To Sender / Mouse On Podium 39 There He Is! 40 Flaming Doo 41 Water Pressure 42 LaRue Ruins / Sad Drive / Factory Brothers 43 String Cheese 44 End Credits
I just mean that comedy scores don't tend to work for me apart from the films, and maybe themes or overtures - I really like the Gremlins 2 concert piece/end credits, probably more than the score any more.
It's not like Stalling or Scott Bradley cartoon music, which is brilliant in its way, but is so schizophrenic for me that I just can't enjoy it without the visuals.
But still you never know what's coming next (meaning the original release, I've only seen parts of the movie). And I tend to want to listen to a more consistent vibe these days, and that tends to mean not music written to support comedy.
But I really don't want to seem like I'm down on this score at all - it's very well done. And I just caught a whiff of Captain America vibe as I was listening, so it's Silvestri through and through, and expertly done as always.
I'm pretty sure this is my favorite Alan Silvestri score, an utter delight in the zany fun film. I'm in!
Same here! Fully agree!
This is top-drawer super-fun Silvestri, perhaps my all time favorite Silvestri score. I love the music, I cannot be without this release! What Smetana did for the Moldau and Prokofiev did for Peter & the Wolf, Silvestri here did for the Mouse and its enemies. A musical delight.