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Nobody's Fool: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Using both the London Philharmonic and London Metropolitan orchestras, Howard Shore weaves a succession of cozy underscores for this quaint story about small-town dysfunctionals. The tried-and-true formula of chipper strin... more »
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Using both the London Philharmonic and London Metropolitan orchestras, Howard Shore weaves a succession of cozy underscores for this quaint story about small-town dysfunctionals. The tried-and-true formula of chipper strings and buoyant woodwinds is predictably effective, but (in good Shore fashion) the more interesting moments in this relatively tame assortment are the gray and brooding ones. It all sounds so innocent one moment and teeming with doubt the next. Shore may have a slightly more modern take on the kind of American landscape symphonettes Aaron Copland wrote for the movie version of Our Town. The mood changes are subtle, but the musical wallpaper still talks. For that reason alone, this disc is a fine study of the power that a soundtrack can retain with psychological shadings. --Joseph Lanza
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Shore's best is also one of the best of the decade
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Those who are familiar with Howard Shore as the composer of two of the decades best and most disturbing thrillers (Silence of the Lambs and Seven) will no doubt be surprised by this sublime score. Simple, elegant, and melancholy; this music seems to seep right into you and imbue you with it's warmth and wistfulness. Nearly as perfect as Paul Newman was in his Oscar nominated role, this is music that is as comfortable as an old sweatshirt. Slip it on sometime. You'll want to wear it again and again."
No one has done it better
Fran P. | So. California | 11/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My husband and I have owned this movie and watched it 5-times. We originally had a TV copy, then we bought the VHS and DVD versions from Amazon.
This movie is simply one the best, most under rated movies to hit the screen. Aside from the sheer volume of acting talent, writing and atmosphere...the thing that hits you immediately during the opening scene is the music. It is plain, haunting, not intrusive and I would consider it an extra "character and actor" in its presence.
This movie is so moving, especially now that Paul Newman has passed. You owe it to yourself to see the movie and own the soundtrack to continue the warm feelings it leaves you with.
Simply speaking, the movie, the music..fits together like a glove. What a wonderful experience!!"