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Nine Months
(1995)
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Co-Composed and Produced:

Co-Composed and Conducted by:
Nick Glennie-Smith

Orchestrated by:
Bruce Fowler
Ladd McIntosh
Suzette Moriarity
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Milan/BMG
(July 18th, 1995)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you gravitate towards Hans Zimmer's tender and innocent romance music and would enjoy a consistent 30 minutes of its hopelessly aloof orchestral sensibilities.

Avoid it... if the same clarinet theme over and over and over again, interrupted by almost no deviation in rhythm or instrumentation, could drive you to the conclusion that you never want to have children of your own.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #440
WRITTEN 3/15/97, REVISED 11/10/11
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Nine Months: (Hans Zimmer/Nick Glennie-Smith) Would anybody really have paid attention to Nine Months in the summer of 1995 (when theatres were full of many outstanding films that season) if its heartthrob star, Hugh Grant, hadn't been caught in a car with a Hollywood hooker of dubious gender? In the process of benefitting from thousands of young and middle-aged women standing in streets with big sandwich-board signs saying "I would have done it for free, Hugh!," the movie turned out to be a moderate success at the box office. Director Chris Columbus adapted Nine Months himself from the French screenplay "Neuf Mois" and attempted to once again use individually hilarious scenes to float his newest endeavor the same way both Home Alone and Mrs. Doubtfire had captured immense audience interest. The problem with Nine Months, however, was that Columbus attempted to combine the slapstick comedy common in his films with a dramatic look at issues involving pregnancy. The stellar supporting cast stole the show away from Grant and co-star Julianne Moore in their portrayals of awkwardly funny characters, including Robin Williams' token bit role. The film has few moments of shady emotions, instead mostly featuring one charming sequence after another, and this lofty romantic sentimentality translated directly to Hans Zimmer's score for the film. For a project that would have seemed tailor-made for Rachel Portman, Zimmer actually produces a piece of music that shares several distinct characteristics with Portman's typical writing for the genre. Zimmer's inspiration for the film's theme was reportedly the birth of his own child, and the omnipresent title theme in Nine Months is actually derivative of an idea which the composer had developed before shooting even began on this project. The fit between Zimmer's own inspiration and the film's demeanor is snug, and the resulting score would be one of few completely innocent and lovely romance pieces that Zimmer would write in his post-Crimson Tide era of action and adventure, foreshadowing Something's Gotta Give and Lauras Stern.

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158 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.88 Stars
***** 28 5 Stars
**** 30 4 Stars
*** 33 3 Stars
** 30 2 Stars
* 37 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 44:46
• 1. The Time of Your Life - performed by Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul (5:56)
• 2. Let's Get It On - performed by Marvin Gaye (3:58)
• 3. Turn Back the Hands of Time - performed by Tyrone Davis (2:38)
• 4. Baby, Baby (4:00)
• 5. It's a Boy (9:17)
• 6. Voodoo Woman (3:54)
• 7. Baby's Room (4:13)
• 8. From Russia... - composed by Nick Glennie-Smith (0:59)
• 9. We Can Work It Out (5:04)
• 10. Open Your Eyes (4:32)

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