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Mickey Blue Eyes
(1999)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Additional Music Composed by:
Wolfgang Hammerschmid

Orchestrated by:
Steven Scott Smalley
Simon Chamberlain
Geoff Alexander
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Milan Records
(August 24th, 1999)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you enjoyed the particular collection of classic Italian-flavored songs heard in the film.

Avoid it... if you expect blazing brilliance from more than two of Basil Poledouris' eight minutes of material on the album.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,009
WRITTEN 8/20/99, REVISED 4/7/07
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Mickey Blue Eyes: (Basil Poledouris/Wolfgang Hammerschmid) With The Sopranos making waves on television and Analyze This showing that there was indeed a market for comedies involving mobsters, Mickey Blue Eyes was conceived as a loveable, romantic counterpart to the same popular theme. Unfortunately for Mickey Blue Eyes, its cast was a dismal failure pretty much across the board; any time critics identify Hugh Grant as the strongest performance in a film like this, you know you're in trouble. Essentially, the story involves the bumbling Grant as an New York auctioneer who proposes marriage to Jeanne Tripplehorn's school-teaching character. Unfortunately, she declines because her father is the screen face of Sonny Corleone and she doesn't want the likeable Briton to become involved with the business. Perseverance leads to a tug of war between the three characters, and Grant inevitably is asked to provide his best Italian tough guy accent. The film failed to live up to expectations despite having a funny concept, and it never generated the same buzz as the other mafia-related projects at the time. In terms of its music, the film's producers were perpetually obsessed with battles over which song to use where, digging up so many songs they wanted to use that they couldn't fit them all into the picture. Still, when you watch Mickey Blue Eyes, the songs are really all that stand out. In fact, it's one of those films where you really don't notice a score at all, for most of the original music contained in the film could be easily mistaken for source music from some other place. In both the song selection and the limited amount of score employed for the film, the one overriding factor that becomes clear immediately is that everything about the music was meant to be overdone. The songs used are defined best by the flamboyant "Mambo Italiano," performed famously by Rosemary Clooney, with each succeeding entry painting an even more obvious picture of pop Italian culture of yesteryear. As a collection of songs, the album by Milan is lineup of Dean Martin and Louis Prima beltings that served as the clear selling points of the product.



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220 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.41 Stars
***** 20 5 Stars
**** 28 4 Stars
*** 44 3 Stars
** 59 2 Stars
* 69 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 41:44
• 1. Mambo Italiano - performed by Rosemary Clooney (2:31)
• 2. Luna Mezzo Mare - performed by Frank Simms (1:57)
• 3. Truckers On Time* (0:46)
• 4. (I Don't Know Why) But I Do - performed by Clarence "Frogman" Henry (2:19)
• 5. On An Eveing In Roma - performed by Dean Martin (2:22)
• 6. Going To Gina* (1:26)
• 7. Wedding Reception** (1:33)
• 8. Violino Tzigano - performed by Achille Togliani (3:10)
• 9. Come Di - performed by Paolo Conte (3:58)
• 10. Ricochet* (0:55)
• 11. Gina Runs From Ambulance* (2:09)
• 12. Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody - performed by Louis Prima (4:42)
• 13. Johnny's Funeral* (1:08)
• 14. Your Picture - performed by Clarence "Frogman" Henry (2:47)
• 15. Death Is OK By Me** (1:22)
• 16. Final Waltz** (1:36)
• 17. Gina Explains* (2:00)
• 18. Buona Sera - performed by Louis Prima (2:57)
• 19. Bonus Track: F*$@%#* Cookie!** (1:30)
* composed by Basil Poledouris
** composed by Wolfgang Hammerschmid

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a note from the film's co-producer, Elizabeth Hurley, about the songs.
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