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Love Field
(1993)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Alexander Courage
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Varèse Sarabande
(March 16th, 1993)
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Regular U.S. release. Re-pressed in identical form on December 11th, 1997.
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Buy it... if you are reliably attracted to Jerry Goldsmith's easy-going, piano-rolling jazz and blues themes of distinctive character.

Avoid it... if only ten minutes of that enthusiastic main theme on the album doesn't justify another twenty minutes of rather streamlined Goldsmith drama and suspense material.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,055
WRITTEN 6/1/98, REVISED 11/2/11
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Love Field: (Jerry Goldsmith) A largely forgotten film about segregation from director Jonathan Kaplan, Love Field is a modern period study of a Dallas housewife (with a demanding leading performance from Michelle Pfeiffer) and her contact with a travelling black family on a bus trip to Washington D.C. in the early 1960's. With the woman motivated by her idolization of Jacqueline Kennedy and embarking on a forbidden journey to the funeral of John F. Kennedy, she is forced to deal with her relationship with the black man and his daughter as they make their way. Both the police and the woman's husband initiate a search for the awkward threesome, and the film focuses on how these primary characters overcome their racial differences to continue seeking their dreams. The project represents one of composer Jerry Goldsmith's lesser known points of interest; coming in the middle of an extremely hectic pair of years for the composer (1992 and 1993), Love Field is understandably lost amongst Goldsmith's other, flashier achievements of the time. His contribution to the film amounted to less than thirty minutes, but even at that short length, some of his music was removed from the final version of the movie. A substantial amount of that Goldsmith material was replaced by small ensemble or solo piano music composed by keyboardist Bill Payne, a founding member of 1970's band "Little Feat." Payne's contribution to Love Field was painfully stark by contrast to Goldsmith's more lush orchestral work, and it remains easily identifiable in the film to the trained ears of displeased Goldsmith collectors. When you encounter live piano performances of a piece called "Theme from Love Field" by various artists on compilations since, that music represents some of Payne's work for the project. The situation did not permanently sour the relationship between Goldsmith and Kaplan, however, for the composer and director would team up once again for the flavorful Bad Girls not long after. Regardless of Payne's unfortunate involvement, the soundtrack for Love Field is still best remembered decades later for the pretty and occasionally snazzy blues and jazz-influenced primary theme afforded the story and era by Goldsmith. In between this tender theme featured at the start and finish of the score, the tragic and suspenseful middle portions of Love Field have much more in common with The Vanishing, a striking shift in personality that strips away the initial flavor.



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Average: 3.23 Stars
***** 38 5 Stars
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EXCELLENT!!!
Rende - October 14, 2006, at 6:47 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 28:51
• 1. Family Album (1:48)
• 2. The Posters (1:37)
• 3. The Assassination (2:25)
• 4. Lost Luggage (3:22)
• 5. Roadside Incident (2:43)
• 6. Pretending (2:06)
• 7. We're Not Alone (2:31)
• 8. The Motel (6:23)
• 9. Together Again (5:36)

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The insert includes no extra information about the score or film.
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