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The Lake House
(2006)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
David Snell

Orchestrated by:
Jeff Atmajian
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Lakeshore Records
(June 20th, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if there is no limit to the amount of lightweight and pleasant Rachel Portman romance music you will purchase.

Avoid it... if Portman's predictable return the sound that made her famous in the 1990's leaves you as cold as Keanu Reeves' acting.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,282
WRITTEN 2/16/07
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The Lake House: (Rachel Portman) For people with inherently analytical minds, The Lake House is the kind of film that makes you want to run outside and scream. A metaphysical romance about two people who live in the same house on stilts in a lake is given a wave of the magic wand, or, more accurately, a magic mailbox. The two lead characters actually met on a bus with a bomb on it ten or so years ago, and if you can forget that funny circumstance between Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, then perhaps the rest of the premise of The Lake House will work for you. Their problem is one involving a time paradox, with both characters inhabiting the house at different times periods (two years apart) and able to communicate between each other only using the aforementioned mailbox. Logic tells us that two people stuck two years apart in that nasty little dimension called time will never intersect and have that silver screen kiss at the end of the film. Such a parallel paradox is the stuff of a "tear in the fabric of the space/time continuum" for Trekkies. But never mind that. And never mind that neither character does any background research on their mysterious otherworldly penpal. Never do they exchange anything other than written notes. One could have made the other a ton money at the horse races, too, but never mind any of that either. The ending was a little more downbeat when the story was first released as Il Mare in South Korea in 2000, but along with the sappy American ending is an equally lovely little score by composer Rachel Portman doing what she does best. While defining herself as a master of romantic comedy and light dramatic scores in the early 1990's, and gaining the accolades associated with her popularity of the time, Portman has made a significant attempt to branch out from the genre since 2000. Perhaps it's no surprise that she hasn't been nominated for an Oscar since, with her career including several failed attempts at action, thrillers, and other far more unconventional genres. In her romance writing for pleasantly appealing orchestral ensembles, The Lake House is a blatant return to her glory days in traditional style.



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Average: 3.11 Stars
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A poor song choice...
Indy2003 - February 20, 2007, at 7:44 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 49:12
• 1. This Never Happened Before - performed by Paul McCartney (3:26)
• 2. I Can't Seem to Make You Mine - performed by The Clientele (3:38)
• 3. Time Has Told Me - performed by Nick Drake (4:26)
• 4. Ant Farm - performed by Eels (2:13)
• 5. It's Too Late - performed by Carole King (3:57)
• 6. The Lake House (3:17)
• 7. Pawprints (1:21)
• 8. Tough Week (1:09)
• 9. Mailbox (0:59)
• 10. Sunsets (5:01)
• 11. Alex's Father (6:46)
• 12. Il Mare (3:00)
• 13. Tell Me More (2:23)
• 14. She's Gone (1:15)
• 15. Wait for Me (3:02)
• 16. You Waited (1:38)
• 17. I Waited (1:41)

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