Thank You for Smoking

Thank You for Smoking

     
 

The soundtrack for first-time director Jason Reitman's satire of Big Tobacco spin plays like an amiable, city slicker sequel to O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Tex Williams' western swing standard "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette!" kicks things off with a…  See more details below

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The soundtrack for first-time director Jason Reitman's satire of Big Tobacco spin plays like an amiable, city slicker sequel to O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Tex Williams' western swing standard "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette!" kicks things off with a mischievous grin, laying the groundwork for classics from Patsy Cline ("Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray"), Otis Redding ("Cigarettes and Coffee"), the Mills Brothers ("Smoke Rings"), and the Platters ("Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"). The thread is obvious, but the selections sound handpicked rather than researched solely on the basis of their subject matter. Composer Rolfe Kent, who brought such an excellent sense of place to 2004's Sideways, manages to echo the hipster swing of the Mancini-era '60s without sounding regressive, providing Thank You for Smoking with a cheerful brevity that keeps the spin more balanced than fair.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/2006
Label:
Lakeshore Records
UPC:
0780163385823
catalogNumber:
33858
Rank:
191812

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Hoyt Axton   Composer
Jerry Reed   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Tex Williams   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Jay Walker   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Gene Gifford   Composer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Skip Williamson   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
Kennard Ramsey   Composer
Brian McNelis   Executive Producer
Rolfe Kent   Composer
Stephanie Mente   Art Direction

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