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This is the way to score a film. Director Stanley Tucci has taken vintage performances from the likes of Louis Armstrong ("Skokiaan") and Eddie Condon ("China Boy") and woven them perfectly with selections from the Forever... more »
This is the way to score a film. Director Stanley Tucci has taken vintage performances from the likes of Louis Armstrong ("Skokiaan") and Eddie Condon ("China Boy") and woven them perfectly with selections from the Forever Tango Orchestra, a Broadway production's house band, and has created a convincing aura of the '20s. Things only break down when Steve Buscemi, along with Gary DeMichele & Band, murders the Ned Washington/Hoagy Carmichael tune "The Nearness of You." Buscemi starts like he wants to sing it straight and then collapses, stricken with grief, in the middle. --Aaron Tassano
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Information about the Nearness of You
Rachel Brock | UK | 10/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If the previous reviewer had bothered to watch the film then he would know that Steve Buscemi breaks down in tears during the song not into Laughter. Honestly Some people. Its a great film and a great Album. You might also like to try the Sound Track to Funny Bones as well"
Lots of fun
Rachel Brock | 12/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fun soudntrack for a fun movie. Not the best movie I've ever seen, but still very pleasant. And it goes for the soundtrack as well. A blend of jazz, tango and French opérette (I never thought I'd catch myself enjoying a song in the style of "Parlez-moi d'amour", but I did, despite Hope Davis' sometimes approximative French accent)... Being a jazz fan helps, but even if you're not, it's still nice to listen to. The tangos relate the movie's atmosphere very well.A final word: the other reviwer is right, "The Nearness of You" is supposed to sound that way, it's part of the movie. Steve Buscemi plays a depressed singer, who bursts into sobs in the middle of a song. It's supposed to sound bad, it's supposed to be funny! If not, I doubt they would have put it on the soundtrack."