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Gigli
(2003)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Bruce Fowler
Suzette Moriarty

Conducted by:
Gavin Greenaway

Co-Produced by:
Martin Brest
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(August 19th, 2003)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only for the tardy, but welcome spirit of John Powell's last five minutes of material, finally injecting true spirit into an otherwise lifeless work.

Avoid it... if you're looking for Jennifer Lopez performances or, per chance, a score of interesting or engaging character.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #681
WRITTEN 1/9/04, REVISED 3/15/09
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Gigli: (John Powell) It's hard to imagine which reason is the most substantial cause of this film's legendary status: its own hideousness or the fact that it displayed two pop-culture stars who were heating up the sheets together. In Hollywood, you usually get a film loved by critics and hated by audiences, vice versa, or, if a studio hits the jackpot, the admiration of both groups. It's not often that a project flunks both public opinion and critical evaluation to such a fantastic level as Gigli (pronounced Zs-eally as part of a pun in the film), but the film became so well-known for its poor quality that it likely made some "top-100 worst films of all time" lists right off the bat. The incomprehensible plot follows a loveable henchman/hitman with feelings (sense a problem right there?) who is tasked with kidnapping a mentally retarded kid so that his boss can extort money from a federal prosecutor. The catch is that his boss also has a curvaceous lesbian (...lesbian?) watch him to make sure that all goes well, and, well, you know who plays whom. With a film choked by dialogue so dreadful, many wondered exactly what happened when director Martin Brest saw this script and thought it would be a good idea to present it to a willing public. On the soundtrack front, Brest had worked well with Thomas Newman in his previous two major efforts (Meet Joe Black and Scent of a Woman), and Newman can only be thankful that he didn't take the Gigli assignment. Instead, John Powell will forever see his name attached to the project, which likely doesn't bother him to any great extent given the questionable quality of some of the assignments he had taken in the previous three or so years. He was becoming a less expensive alternative to John Debney for studios, and he typically provided equally serviceable, if not occasionally interesting music for films of this trashy variety. The content of Gigli would not inspire him to greatness, however, and perhaps his own screening of the film caused him to slosh through the project without much inspiration for fresh new ideas. If you enjoyed Powell's work for films like Two Weeks Notice, then Gigli is a poorer extension of that sound.



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Daren - January 11, 2004, at 2:26 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 37:33
• 1. Opening Titles (3:28)
• 2. Can I Go? (1:28)
• 3. Dinner (1:30)
• 4. Read to Me (1:34)
• 5. Tai Moi Chai (0:54)
• 6. Mum's Arse (0:52)
• 7. Yoga Music (2:20)
• 8. Cut it Off (1:22)
• 9. God Bless You/You With Me? (2:16)
• 10. The Morgue (1:35)
• 11. Friend of Yours? (1:19)
• 12. Love Scene (2:08)
• 13. Some Place Clean (1:22)
• 14. Pro Perogative (1:45)
• 15. Step Up (1:26)
• 16. Drive to Baywatch (1:42)
• 17. Goodbye (4:23)
• 18. Nice Weather (2:24)
• 19. Rochelle (3:30)

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