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The Beautician and the Beast
(1997)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Patrick Russ
Pete Anthony
Geoff Alexander
Greg Knowles
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Milan Records
(February 11th, 1997)
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Regular U.S. release, but out of print by 2000.
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Buy it... only if you typically appreciate Cliff Eidelman's predictably soothing character scores of the 1990's.

Avoid it... if you have no patience for predictable orchestral romance scores, despite this one's attempt to infuse some unique Eastern European character into its constructs.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,211
WRITTEN 6/7/01, REVISED 9/14/08
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The Beautician and the Beast: (Cliff Eidelman) In something of an unintended parody of The Sound of Music, The Beautician and the Beast is a romantic fantasy which revolves around the outlandish premise that a hairdresser in New York could accidentally be confused as a tutor for the children of a foreign dictator, and of course, the unlikely love that spawns in that situation. Any charm that the film might have hoped to convey is nearly shattered by the comical dialect of Fran Drescher, whose voice becomes so intolerable by the end of the film that it is difficult to hear the music behind it. With the film debuting as a complete failure, one of the few bright aspects about The Beautician and the Beast is its score by Cliff Eidelman. For that music, the filmmakers chose to mix a few traditional Eastern European, classical and choral pieces with the talents of Eidelman, whose career was starting to look upward again at the time. Aside from The Beautician and the Beast, which gave him the opportunity to go to Britain to record with the London Metropolitan Orchestra, Eidelman would also produce an impressive score for the third installment of the Free Willy series that same year. Little at the time indicated that The Beautician and the Beast would be the last boisterous score from Eidelman for several years, with a career-dooming period of inactivity to ensue thereafter. Eidelman's task was to reflect two separate worlds colliding for this film. The primary setting of the film is the fictional Eastern European country of Slovetzia, led by a perpetually angry former-007, Timothy Dalton. Eidelman decided to bypass any New York influence in the score (no silly urban jazz rhythms to distract from the tone of the film) and concentrate on forming a score with a foundation built on European waltz rhythms. The majority of cues, whether in robust performances or simple underscore, have a hint of waltz-like movement, faintly referencing Russian progressions and occasionally pulling a few measures from Tchaikowsky. The consistency of this choice remains strong throughout the score, with a pompous and almost comedic title theme of romance fitting naturally with the spirit of a waltz. The primary theme prances along with character and spirit, much like Drescher's character in the film, and shares many structural similarities to his title theme for Free Willy 3: The Rescue.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 30:55
• 1. Prelude (1:12)
• 2. Joy Falls on a Cloud (1:18)
• 3. The Castle (1:37)
• 4. Party Preparations (1:40)
• 5. Walking on the Edge (1:28)
• 6. Falling for the President (2:35)
• 7. Pochenko Meets the Peasants (2:07)
• 8. L' Internationale (traditional) (1:45)
• 9. Kleist Blackmails Joy (2:02)
• 10. His Excellency (0:34)
• 11. Cinderella's Confession (1:51)
• 12. The Chicken (1:09)
• 13. Ballroom Waltz (1:31)
• 14. The J Waltz (traditional) (2:43)
• 15. Boris' Proud Speech (1:10)
• 16. You Are a Beast (2:10)
• 17. Going Away (2:20)
• 18. The Prince and the Princess (1:35)

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The insert includes a synopsis of the film, but no extra information about the score.
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