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Little Boy Blue
(1998)
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Composed by:
Stewart Copeland

Produced by:
Brad Pressman
Frank Fitzpatrick

Guitar solos by:
Michael Thompson
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sonic Images Records
(July 14th, 1998)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you specifically noticed the songs or the score's pleasant synthetic tones and female vocals in the film itself.

Avoid it... if you expect any basic emotional development representative of the film's brutal story.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,203
WRITTEN 8/17/98, REVISED 1/21/07
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Little Boy Blue: (Stewart Copeland) If you've ever felt like your family is too dysfunctional for you to handle, then you need to watch Little Boy Blue and realize that things could be far, far worse. A young man in a small Texas town comes from a trailer and an abusive father, choosing not to go with his wealthy girlfriend to college so that he can stay behind and protect his mother and two younger siblings from his father. Before you think that there's anything normal about the twisted plot of Little Boy Blue, imagine that the boy is having sex with the mother, an older woman comes into the story as an avenging angel and blows everything away, and the father had his penis blown off in Vietnam, so how exactly could he have three children anyway? And that's not even spoiling any of the more interesting twists of the story. Director Antonio Tibaldi seems to have thought that a decent showing at the arthouse festivals could propel Little Boy Blue to mainstream interest, but all he managed to produce was a wickedly disturbing film that critics crushed and audiences appropriately avoided. Given that the story exists in some sort of brutal haze, it's no surprise that Stewart Copeland's score for the picture is the kind of impressionistic music that leaves you thinking you've been clubbed in the head by something... or maybe serves well as the kind of sounds you hear in your head during a hangover. Copeland is the former drummer for the rock band "The Police" and has written several similar scores for the likes of Oliver Stone and Francis Ford Coppola, proving that his pop roots have appeal when directors and producers want a "cool, but different" sound for their films. For Little Boy Blue, Stewart would actually provide a minimal amount of score, with the film utilizing several songs and silence over key sequences. With an underscore like this, it wouldn't be hard to miss it. In fact, it's one of those cases where the songs are for more interesting.



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Average: 2.04 Stars
***** 15 5 Stars
**** 17 4 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 32:21
• 1. Women Don't Like Nice Men - performed by Jennifer Gross (3:03)
• 2. Why Don't You Eat - performed by Zuzu Bollin (2:54)
• 3. Baby Please Don't Lie to Me - performed by Kim Wilson (3:03)
• 4. Blessed are These Tears - performed by Doug Sahm (4:13)
• 5. My Heart's Ready - performed by The Derailers (3:08)
• 6. Dance With Who Brung You - performed by Asleep at the Wheel (3:30)

Original Score: (11:01)
• 7. Main Title (2:40)
• 8. Kids Catch Fish (1:39)
• 9. Ray Pushes Up (0:55)
• 10. Katie Finds the Book (1:20)
• 11. Find Jimmy/New Family (0:58)
• 12. End Titles (3:49)

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The insert notes contain a plot summary of the film and a very short summary of Copeland's career.
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