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Cinderella Man
(2005)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Produced by:
Bill Bernstein

Orchestrated by:
Thomas Pasatieri
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Decca/Universal
(May 24th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you can be patient with Thomas Newman's highly introverted, solemnly sentimental score before the five to ten minutes of elegantly restrained heroism for the full orchestral ensemble at the end.

Avoid it... if the melodic reward at the finale of the score is not worth less than 30 minutes of understated Newman music that is broken into very short cues and interspersed with period songs on an album that requires significant patience.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #357
WRITTEN 5/21/05, REVISED 10/4/11
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Cinderella Man: (Thomas Newman) In what promised to provide the first sure-fire Oscar buzz of 2005, Cinderella Man reunited the star and major crew of A Beautiful Mind for a historical sports film with attention to detail as its knockout ally. Based on the true historical events in the life of boxer James J. Braddock, the Ron Howard film not only show a comeback story at its most heartening, but it also portrays the stark struggles of working-class Americans during the era of the Great Depression. The quality of the movie resides in Howard's ability to balance his attention on every single character and setting in the film, spreading the wealth of his cinematic eye for detail to every dark corner of its production. The film's crew changed over several times, and these transitions, along with an injury to lead star Russell Crowe, delayed the film from its expected December, 2004 release to a week opposite the hype of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith in early summer, 2005. With Howard coming on board after the film was already rolling around at the studio for some time, it was of only minimal surprise that his usual collaborator for his soundtracks, James Horner, was absent from the final crew for Cinderella Man. In actuality, Howard had moved beyond that collaboration and would settle upon a reunion with Hans Zimmer for subsequent high profile projects later in the decade. The irony in the situation with Cinderella Man, however, is that Horner was adept (or obsessed, some critics might say) at creating music with a distinct Irish or otherwise Celtic flair, a genre of music that would creep into the eventual score provided by veteran Thomas Newman for the film. No stranger to intellectually unusual ethnic and experimental instrumentation, Newman incorporates an Irish influence into his music for this assignment with less of the outward and oversaturated expression that often irritates listeners of Horner's works.



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674 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.39 Stars
***** 180 5 Stars
**** 171 4 Stars
*** 148 3 Stars
** 87 2 Stars
* 88 1 Stars
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Slight atonality, the bringer of hope
naruto - October 28, 2013, at 5:31 p.m.
1 comment  (493 views)
Amazing score
Sheridan - February 1, 2007, at 5:42 a.m.
1 comment  (1724 views)
Art Lasky Music
Scott - August 16, 2006, at 8:22 a.m.
1 comment  (2624 views)
Fights O fMax Baer
Mario - February 13, 2006, at 1:06 p.m.
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Alternate review of Cinderella Man at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - June 29, 2005, at 3:25 a.m.
1 comment  (2416 views)
This CD is not available in amazon anymore. ?!?
Dogan Bilge - June 16, 2005, at 3:10 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 47:01
• 1. Inside Out (1:20)
• 2. Shim-Me-Sha-Wobble - performed by Mole, Miff and his Molers (1:03)
• 3. Mae (1:16)
• 4. Change of Fortune (1:15)
• 5. Weehawken Ferry (2:43)
• 6. Cold Meat Party (0:40)
• 7. All Prayed Out (2:38)
• 8. Tillie's Downtown Now - performed by Freeman, Bud and his Windy City Five (2:19)
• 9. Three Bucks Twenty (1:01)
• 10. Corn Griffin (1:12)
• 11. Shoe Polish (0:48)
• 12. Londerry Air - performed by Paul Giamatti (0:27)
• 13. Hope of the Irish (0:52)
• 14. Hooverville Funeral (2:54)
• 15. Fight Day (3:39)
• 16. Good as Murder (0:51)
• 17. We've Got to Put That Sun Back in the Sky - performed by Roane's Pennsylvanians (1:27)
• 18. No Contest (1:08)
• 19. Pugilism (1:06)
• 20. Bulldog of Bergen (1:42)
• 21. Big Right (2:50)
• 22. 9, 4, 2, Even (1:27)
• 23. Cinderella Man (4:48)
• 24. Turtle (3:21)
• 25. Cheer Up! Smile! Nertz! - performed by Eddie Cantor (4:02)

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