The Science of Sleep [Original Film Score]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
"In dreams, emotions are overwhelming." So says an excerpt of dialogue in the soundtrack to The Science of Sleep, Michel Gondry's solo directorial debut. The film's blurring of dreaming and waking life -- and how love intersects the two -- is mirrored in its music, most of which is extremely delicate and dreamlike. The Science of Sleep is also a largely, and proudly, French affair that reunites Gondry with Jean-Michel Bernard, who worked with Gondry on Human Nature. Overall, Bernard's work is more delicate and, well, less sunny than Jon Brion's score for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, particularly on whimsically bittersweet pieces such as the largely acoustic ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $19.32   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$19.32
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(5758)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
BRAND NEW, Factory Sealed items direct from the Studios. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Quick International Airmail!

Ships from: Indian Trail, NC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
"In dreams, emotions are overwhelming." So says an excerpt of dialogue in the soundtrack to The Science of Sleep, Michel Gondry's solo directorial debut. The film's blurring of dreaming and waking life -- and how love intersects the two -- is mirrored in its music, most of which is extremely delicate and dreamlike. The Science of Sleep is also a largely, and proudly, French affair that reunites Gondry with Jean-Michel Bernard, who worked with Gondry on Human Nature. Overall, Bernard's work is more delicate and, well, less sunny than Jon Brion's score for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, particularly on whimsically bittersweet pieces such as the largely acoustic "Robinet Cellophane" and "Tours de Cartes." Fragile keyboard themes like "Stephanie Quitte le Cafe" blossom into fuller, more romantic pieces such as "Stephane Visite Appart" and "Golden the Pony Boy," both of which boast lavish strings but still have an airy, almost tentative feel. However, The Science of Sleep isn't made entirely of wispy, cat-napping interludes -- there are nightmarish outbursts that capture how quickly dreams can turn sour, and moments of wide-awake whimsy, too. "Reve Grosses Mains" is a fluidly surreal track with a mind of its own, beginning as a spooky, Danny Elfman-esque orchestral piece before exploding into rock and then blending the two into creepy-playful cacophony. "Reve Patrick Delaware"'s mournful strings and eerie vocals swirl with panicky unease, while the intense "Poursuite Pouchet"'s heavy brass and pianos teeter on the brink of sanity. On the other hand, "Generique Stephane" and "Generique Stephane TV" sound like bottled sunshine mixed with the theme to a '70s TV show. The soundtrack's pop songs are just as vibrant: "Steppin' Out" by Kool & the Gang and "Making Certain" and "Ulcer Soul" by the Willowz who also appeared on the Eternal Sunshine soundtrack are welcome returns to the world outside the characters' heads. Above all, The Science of Sleep is a love story, and the soundtrack's most romantic moments are its finest. Two very different and equally charming versions of Lou Reed's stray-cat love song "If You Rescue Me" -- an a cappella version by Linda Serbu and a gently jazzy rendition sung by the cast in cat costumes, natch -- are among the standouts. Best of all is the haunting arts-and-crafts folk of "Theme Generique Fin Golden the Pony Boy," a dreamy, innocent celebration of creating a world of imagination more tangible than the real one. This sophisticated yet childlike vision of things is pure Gondry, and this soundtrack is a perfect match for the vivid imaginary world he creates with this film.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • UPC: 094637092224
  • Catalog Number: 70922

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kool & the Gang Ensemble
Khalil Chahine Guitar
Basil Leroux Guitar
Dick Annegarn Track Performer
Michel Gondry Drums
The Willowz Ensemble
Alain Chabat Track Performer
Paris Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
John Philibert Audin Cello
Gael García Bernal Track Performer
Jean-Michel Bernard Piano, Keyboards, farfisa organ, Wurlitzer, Hammond Synth
Sacha Bourdo Track Performer
Vincent Le Cornier Choir, Chorus
Philippe Hervouët Guitar
Kimiko Ono Track Performer
Aurélia Petit Track Performer
Linda Serbu Track Performer
Jean-Philipp Audin Cello
Khalil Chahne Guitar
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Lou Reed Composer
Deodato Composer
Vincent Scotto Composer
Charles J. Smith Composer
Henri Varna Composer
Dick Annegarn Composer
Georges Koger Composer
Bruno Mercère Engineer
Jean-Michel Bernard Director
Jean Gargonne Sound Design
Kimiko Ono Composer
Jean Noël Yven Sound Design
Geo Koger Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously