Hollywoodland [Original Soundtrack]

Hollywoodland [Original Soundtrack]


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Director Allen Coulter's 2006 film Hollywoodland, a crime drama that imaginatively explores the life and mysterious death of actor George Reeves, best known as the star of the '50s television series Superman, has spawned two albums, one released by Varèse Sarabande containing composer Marcelo Zarvos' score, and this one, a "music from the motion picture" collection released by Universal's Decca imprint, containing period and source music. (The term "source music" refers to music heard in a movie that has a realistic source, e.g., a song coming out of a car radio, as opposed to the background score.) Divorced from the screen, it is just a miscellaneous album by various artists, most of them from the '40s and '50s, mixing swing, traditional pop, post-bop jazz, R&B, and rock & roll. Reeves died of a gunshot to the head on June 16, 1959, his death ruled a suicide by police, although that has long been questioned, and in the film a fictional private detective played by Adrien Brody investigates, with numerous flashbacks to the life of Reeves, played by Ben Affleck. Two of the tracks date from after Reeves' death: Buster Brown's "Fannie Mae" was a hit in the fall of 1959, and Jerry Butler's "He Will Break Your Heart" came out in the fall of 1960. That may make them slightly anachronistic in the context of the film, although the listener isn't likely to be bothered.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2006
Label: Decca
UPC: 0602517060395
catalogNumber: 000751002
Rank: 159131


  1. Superman M E
  2. The Great Pretender
  3. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  4. Flying Home
  5. Bo Diddley
  6. It's Only Make Believe
  7. El Cumbanchero
  8. Theme for Ernie
  9. The Girl Can't Help It
  10. You're Crying
  11. Elephant Walk
  12. He Will Break Your Heart
  13. Fannie Mae
  14. At Last

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Petr Vronsky   Conductor

Technical Credits

Conway Twitty   Composer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Quincy Jones   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Rafael Hernández   Composer
Calvin Carter   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Morris Levy   Composer
Clarence Lewis   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Jack Nance   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Arturo O'Farrill   Producer
Waymon Glasco   Composer
Fred Lacey   Composer

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