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Erin Brockovich
(2000)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Produced by:
Bill Bernstein
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(April 4th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you are a top tier, grade-A, die-hard collector of Thomas Newman's unconventional rhythmic styles.

Avoid it... if you found nothing appealing about Newman's far more attractive and interesting variation on the same idea for American Beauty.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #260
WRITTEN 3/30/00, REVISED 6/30/08
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Erin Brockovich: (Thomas Newman) The true story of Erin Brockovich was intriguing enough to alone generate the tension necessary to make Steven Soderbergh's film work. Following the same general idea of A Civil Action from the previous year, the actual events of Erin Brockovich detail a cover-up of water contamination by a large energy company, and the lowly attorney and his controversial clerk who help bust it open. Actress Julia Roberts earned massive amounts of respect for her performance as the titular clerk, bringing the much-discussed woman's crude mannerisms to life in convincing fashion. The film's balanced emphasis on both the professional and personal trials that she experiences during this time (and the coincidental news of water contamination being discussed nationally at the time) is what helped Universal Pictures sell the film to audiences. Soderbergh's collaboration with Thomas Newman may not overshadow that between the director and Cliff Martinez in terms of mainstream popularity, but Newman's work for him would yield an Academy Award nomination in 2007 for The Good German. Not long before the release of Erin Brockovich, Newman had made waves in early 2000 with his famous expression of disgust on television when he failed to win an Oscar for American Beauty. Of Newman's many nominations throughout the years (with no win as of 2008), American Beauty likely presented him with his best shot, and the clunky but likable style of that score became heavily influential in arthouse and commercial music, as well as Newman's own career, thereafter. The composer was on a streak of blockbuster success in the late 1990's, and it is without a doubt that executives at Universal were hoping for Newman to extend the unique sound of cultural detachment in American Beauty to Erin Brockovich. Newman succeeds in doing that, but he is forced to tone back the volume of that style to such a degree that it really makes no appreciable or memorable impact, sucking all the life out of the sound.



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4,255 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.41 Stars
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**** 468 4 Stars
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It's what the movie asked for, Christian   Expand >>
richuk - May 19, 2006, at 5:57 p.m.
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Newest: July 1, 2007, at 7:51 a.m. by
elva
sheet music
TJ - July 17, 2003, at 12:44 p.m.
1 comment  (2346 views)
Isolated music track on the DVD
Mark - November 15, 2002, at 5:22 a.m.
1 comment  (2876 views)
Sheet music?
Laura - October 20, 2002, at 2:18 p.m.
1 comment  (2563 views)
Real Audio/sounds
Jason Martin - November 16, 2000, at 11:42 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 35:08
• 1. Useless (1:13)
• 2. Xerox (0:45)
• 3. Pro Bono (1:10)
• 4. Classifieds (1:29)
• 5. Annabelle (0:46)
• 6. On the Plume (1:21)
• 7. Chicken Fat Lady (1:00)
• 8. Lymphocytes (0:55)
• 9. Miss Wichita (2:10)
• 10. Two Wrong Feet (1:27)
• 11. What About You (1:09)
• 12. Redemption Day - performed by Sheryl Crow (4:28)
• 13. Chromium 6 (0:44)
• 14. Malign (2:40)
• 15. Holding Ponds (1:21)
• 16. No Colon (1:18)
• 17. Occasional Tombstones (1:07)
• 18. Xerox Copy (0:46)
• 19. Technically a Woman (0:48)
• 20. Water Board (1:07)
• 21. 333 Million (1:18)
• 22. Hinkley Reverse Mix (1:23)
• 23. Every Day Is a Winding Road - performed by Sheryl Crow (4:32)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes extensive credits, but no extra information about the score.
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