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Scoop [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In the movie business, where hiring the composer is generally one of the last actions in the post-production process, it is common practice for directors to shoot and cut their films to "temp" scores consisting of music they know, often well-known classical music, later to be replaced by a newly written score. Some directors even fall in love with their temp scores and use them instead, a famous example being Stanley Kubrick with 2001: A Space Odyssey. But Woody Allen, always working on modest budgets for his urban comedies and dramas, has tended to dispense with the idea of a composer from the outset, providing music for his films by rooting around in his own record ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In the movie business, where hiring the composer is generally one of the last actions in the post-production process, it is common practice for directors to shoot and cut their films to "temp" scores consisting of music they know, often well-known classical music, later to be replaced by a newly written score. Some directors even fall in love with their temp scores and use them instead, a famous example being Stanley Kubrick with 2001: A Space Odyssey. But Woody Allen, always working on modest budgets for his urban comedies and dramas, has tended to dispense with the idea of a composer from the outset, providing music for his films by rooting around in his own record collection and often coming up with 1920s jazz recordings. For his 2006 film, Scoop, Allen has turned largely to the classical realm, setting his story to old warhorses like Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake Ballet Suite," Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance," and Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1," which is the music that takes up this soundtrack album, along with a few Latin swing numbers by Xavier Cugat and Lester Lanin. One reason directors don't do this sort of thing more often is that audiences usually already have associations in their minds with existing music, particularly, say, music for a famous ballet. Of course, directors sometimes use those very associations as part of the experience of watching the film, and Allen may be doing that here. Or maybe he's just saving money. In any case, the soundtrack album to Scoop as a listening experience separate from the film comes off as simply some miscellaneous classical music with a rhumba tossed in here and there.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 602498416587
  • Catalog Number: 000734102
  • Sales rank: 224,118

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aram Khachaturian Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Xavier Cugat Conductor
Lester Lanin Track Performer
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Herbert von Karajan Conductor
Berlin Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Mstislav Rostropovich Conductor
Peter Wohlert Conductor
Vienna State Opera Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Joseph Francek Conductor
Jascha Horenstein Conductor
Technical Credits
Ernesto Nazareth Composer
Lester Lanin Arranger
Kathy Nelson Music Executive
Irving Fields Composer
Luiz Antonio Composer
Djalma Ferreira Composer
Albert Gamse Composer
Meredith Friedman Sound Coordinator
Fanny Gotschall Art Direction
Christine Bergren Music Business Affairs
Sheryl Gold Music Business Affairs
Paul Altomari Sound Coordinator
Jennifer Towle Sound Coordinator
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