Infamous [Music from the Motion Picture]

Infamous [Music from the Motion Picture]

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by Rachel Portman
     
 

Rachel Portman's original score for Douglas McGrath's Truman Capote biopic Infamous is one of her most signature efforts. Full of understated grace and tension, her way of whispering a narrative along, incrementally building tension to a breaking point albeit with swing, jazz and pop interludes that frame the era perfectly -- it'sSee more details below

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Rachel Portman's original score for Douglas McGrath's Truman Capote biopic Infamous is one of her most signature efforts. Full of understated grace and tension, her way of whispering a narrative along, incrementally building tension to a breaking point albeit with swing, jazz and pop interludes that frame the era perfectly -- it's all there. On Infamous, Portman doesn't need to move the plot along so much as freeze frame it in the brain of the viewer when seen onscreen. When heard, however, the effect is one of melancholy moments, bittersweet harmonic gestures, and poetic understatement. Of course there are some additions to the set as well as original music. The reading of Cole Porter's "What Is This Thing Called Love," sung by Gwyneth Paltrow is rather startling -- and no, not in a good way -- she is flat, lifeless, and utterly tepid, despite a band that is fiery and swinging with a fingerpopping verve; bassist Mark Rubin is particularly engaging here, though, as well as on the Hoffman and Klenner classic "Heartaches." Other aspects of the soundtrack listeners may find delightful are Johnny Bond's reading of Harlan Howard's "How About You," and the late Dusty Spirngfield's beautiful recording of "Yesterday When I Was Young."

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2006
Label:
Milan Records
UPC:
0731383618925
catalogNumber:
36189

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rachel Portman   Primary Artist
Mark Rubin   String Bass
Rob Schwimmer   Piano
Aaron Alexander   Drums
Steve Schwelling   Drums
Michael Kosarin   Conductor
Gwyneth Paltrow   Vocals
George Carver   Guitar

Technical Credits

Hank Ballard   Composer
Charles Aznavour   Composer
Emmanuel Chamboredon   Executive Producer
Hal David   Composer
Sherman Edwards & Donald Meyer   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Richard King   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Rachel Portman   Composer,Orchestration,Score Producer
Mark Rubin   Arranger,Producer
Rob Schwimmer   Arranger
Aaron Alexander   Arranger
Jeff Atmajian   Orchestration
Herbert Kretzmer   Composer
Ian P. Hierons   Executive Producer
John Klenner   Composer
Jodi Tack   Art Direction
Chris Cozens   Auricle Programming
Christian Dwiggins   Mastering
Debi Streeter   Music Administrator

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