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Kimberly
(1999)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Arranged, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:
Eric Colvin

Co-Produced by:
Mi Kyoung Chaing
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(August 8th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you've always had a soft spot for the Jerry Goldsmith scores for Joe Dante films and seek the best that Basil Poledouris had to offer during the later years of his career (when dumb comedy assignments were common).

Avoid it... if you can't face a stripped down, sparsely orchestrated version of Poledouris' soaring spirit for Wind surrounded by cute, contemporary pop rhythms.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,221
WRITTEN 3/6/01, REVISED 11/10/07
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Poledouris
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Kimberly: (Basil Poledouris) Everybody knew that composer Basil Poledouris loved writing music for anything having to do with boats and the sea. But what's amazing about his involvement with 1999's Kimberly is just how far he would go to do that. Poledouris' career was coming to an unfortunate close in the late 1990's and early 2000's, partially forced into retirement by a battle with cancer and dealing with a messy divorce from his ever-popular wife that led to an awkward personal relocation. Otherwise secure, Poledouris could pick and choose his assignments, which is why few people can understand the kinds of projects he accepted in his final four years of production. From Mickey Blue Eyes to Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, little made sense about these choices. In the case of Kimberly, a terrible independent film with absolutely no purpose, you have to wonder if Poledouris loved any film having to do with boats to such a degree that he, on that fact alone, agreed to the project. To say that Kimberly was a terrible film is kind. It was so awful that it was repackaged by Ardustry Home Entertainment in 2005 under the name Daddy Who? for a dubious DVD release. Actress Gabrielle Anwar, whose career had already gone down the toilet by that point, plays the title role; she's the daughter of an Olympic rower who is convinced to be the trainer for a group of four Ivy League rowers who are, quite frankly, not competitive. Despite a pact by the men not to flirt with the trainer, she, being the irresistible slut that she is, fornicates with all four of them in a single weekend. When she is discovered to be pregnant, the four decide not to learn who's the father and together raise the baby as a family of six. There's a big racing sequence in the film, but who cares? Obviously, Poledouris did, for Kimberly seems on the surface to be a knock-off of Wind with a knocked-up girl. Ironically, despite the film's shortcomings, Poledouris wrote the best score he could given the budgetary restrictions of the project, and he actually did quite well. Among the dumb comedy scores late in his career, Kimberly is among the most enjoyable in a purely undemanding blend of light comedy and sparse drama.



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Average: 2.98 Stars
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Total Time: 32:03
• 1. Kimberly Main Title (2:37)
• 2. Wake Up (1:33)
• 3. Dating and Training (3:21)
• 4. Early Row (1:13)
• 5. Kimberly Confesses (2:20)
• 6. Guy Montage (1:14)
• 7. Hanging Attempt (1:28)
• 8. Deeper Relations (2:28)
• 9. The Race (3:10)
• 10. New Years/Benchkiss (2:37)
• 11. Rush to the Hospital (3:12)
• 12. Proposal/Finale (3:13)
• 13. Kimberly End Credits (3:32)

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The insert includes a short note from director Frederic Golchan.
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