Million Dollar Baby [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Million Dollar Baby [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Clint Eastwood
     
 
Clint Eastwood's self-penned score for his Oscar-winning boxing drama, Million Dollar Baby, is as quietly affecting as the film itself. The veteran director/actor/composer has made a career out of saying as little as possible, so it comes as no surprise that his musical aesthetic is one of elegant refinement rather than bombastic sentimentality. Eastwood sets

Overview

Clint Eastwood's self-penned score for his Oscar-winning boxing drama, Million Dollar Baby, is as quietly affecting as the film itself. The veteran director/actor/composer has made a career out of saying as little as possible, so it comes as no surprise that his musical aesthetic is one of elegant refinement rather than bombastic sentimentality. Eastwood sets the tone -- and keeps it -- with a simple string quartet and acoustic guitar melody. It's gentle and unobtrusive, but deeply cut with melancholy and despair, perfectly encapsulating the heart-wrenching decision that his character is forced to make midway through the film -- like fellow director/composer John Carpenter, he cares enough about his visual work to see to it that it doesn't get buried by an overwhelming soundtrack. Bits of jazz are sprinkled about, and they give the score a much-needed break from all of the stoic suffering and pre-fight introspection, but it's Eastwood's talent for reading between the lines that shines through the brightest, resulting in a nuanced and powerful blow from one of the genre's most consistent and tenacious fighters.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2005
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206663921
catalogNumber:
066639

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clint Eastwood   Primary Artist
Bruce Forman   Guitar
Lennie Niehaus   Conductor
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Darius Campo   Violin
Kyle Eastwood   Track Performer
Arni Egilsson   Bass
Julie Gigante   Violin
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Patricia Johnson   Violin
Roland Kato   Viola
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Michael Lang   Piano
Roger Lebow   Cello
Dane Little   Cello
Michael Markman   Violin
Dan Neufeld   Viola
Robin Olson   Violin
Katia Popov   Violin
Michael Ferril   Violin
David Ewart   Violin
Drew Dembowski   Bass
Gil Romero   Violin
Trevor Handy   Cello
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Phillip Levy   Violin
Michael Fenton Stevens   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lennie Niehaus   Orchestration
Kyle Eastwood   Composer
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Michael Stevens   Composer
Gennady Loktionov   Arranger
Bobby Fernandez   Engineer
Clint Eastwood   Composer,Producer,Audio Production

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