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Love and Treason
(2001)
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Composed, Co-Performed, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Produced by:
Tim Boyle
Mi Kyoung Chaing

Co-Performed by:
Todd Haberman
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Intrada Records
(April 27th, 2001)
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Limited U.S. release, available only through the label's web site.
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Buy it... only if you absolutely insist on maintaining a complete collection of Basil Poledouris' music, because Love and Treason has little life in its purely synthetic constructs.

Avoid it... if you demand any sense of vibrant or dynamic sound in the drab and predictably shallow soundscape of this low-budget television production.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,353
WRITTEN 5/2/01, REVISED 2/7/09
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Love and Treason: (Basil Poledouris) This television suspense thriller of 2001, which aired on CBS without much fanfare, was produced by the same team that brought Flight of the Intruder and The Hunt for Red October to the big screen. Based loosely on the cover-up and exposure of military secrets, Love and Treason is a revenge tale that pits an escaped convict against the ex-wife who put him in prison (both were military officers). Unfortunately, the film performed so poorly that it was never released on video or DVD throughout the rest of the decade. Because of their long-standing collaboration with composer Basil Poledouris, the producers asked him to score the 100-minute movie. Discovering how miniscule the budget for the score was, however, caused Poledouris to laugh for a moment. With less than 5% of the amount that had been allocated to The Hunt for Red October's score available for this one, Poledouris, who enjoyed the film enough to want to be a part of it, took a new approach to scoring it. For some time, Poledouris had been collaborating with his friends and associates to create the "Blowtorch Flats" studio in Venice, where the composer (along with others) could use state of the art digital recording, mixing, and mastering technologies to synthesize less expensive scores. If that intent sounded familiar, then it was because such an enterprise was not entirely different from the direction that the entire film scoring industry was headed. With smaller budget films seeking more and more diversity in their scores, Poledouris' "Blowtorch Flats" studio could have represented the birth of another Media Ventures outfit of the budget scoring business, though the composer's decline in health and consequent death just a couple of years later didn't allow that studio to blossom as he may have hoped. That said, with Love and Treason still came the opportunity for Poledouris to test out the new studio equipment and produce, essentially, a two-man score. If you thought that the composer's music for Kimberly from the previous year represented his style at its most minimal level, then you might be disappointed by Love and Treason.



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Average: 2.18 Stars
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I Liked This One Immensely
Will Sperling - October 1, 2003, at 8:50 p.m.
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Total Time: 34:26
• 1. Main Title (2:19)
• 2. Kates Profiles Davis (1:14)
• 3. Dock Run (1:05)
• 4. Cop Hit (1:20)
• 5. Location Device (1:03)
• 6. Attack on Kate (1:40)
• 7. Davis in the News (1:08)
• 8. Davis Meets Mobster (1:46)
• 9. Waking Phone (1:08)
• 10. Kate Follows Rondell (2:22)
• 11. The Ring Tradition (1:03)
• 12. Flashback, FBI Arrival/Bullet Holes (1:30)
• 13. It's Your Mother (1:40)
• 14. Bank Robbery (1:25)
• 15. Into our Lives (2:39)
• 16. Kate Captured (4:58)
• 17. Kate's Blood/Air Speed (3:05)
• 18. Kate and Eli Farewell (2:30)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert contains an anonymous note about the production and the following comments from Poledouris:

    "When Nick Grillo called about my availability to score a TV pilot that he, Alan Barnette, Bob Rehme and Mace Neufeld had produced, I was immediately interested. I had previously scored The Hunt for Red October and Flight of the Intruder for Bob and Mace, both quintessential producers who are involved and knowledgeable about the needs and potential of a film composer's contribution. When Nick told me the budget I was amused. He wanted a score with the power, mystery and richness of The Hunt for Red October for about 4.5% of its cost.

    I saw the film, a suspenseful, darkly romantic, contemporary drama and wanted to find a way to be involved. Over the last two years Tim Boyle, my engineer, and I have been seeking ways to incorporate current digital synthesis and recording technology into our already state of the art recording and mixing studio, Blowtorch Flats. Love and Treason afforded the opportunity to put my theories about fusing orchestral film scoring techniques of traditional orchestration with many devices used in record production (rhythmically insistent drumming, synthesizers, percussion and above all - space).

    Nick and Allen were supportive of this approach and we are all pleased with the results as I hope you, the listener will be as well."

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