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The Object of My Affection
(1998)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jeff Atmajian
Simon Chamberlain
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Pangaea Records
(March 24th, 1998)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you are either a Sting fan or you don't mind somewhat outdated light rock music for a harmless drama/romance environment.

Avoid it... if you expect George Fenton's score to exhibit the inspired, genre-bending intelligence of his larger career.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #386
WRITTEN 4/24/98, REVISED 3/27/07
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The Object of My Affection: (George Fenton) There's very little memorable about The Object of My Affection, a Nicholas Hytner crowd-pleaser with inspiration taken from Stephen McCauley's novel. The light 1998 drama is less remembered for its own qualities as much as it is for the surprisingly improved big screen performance of actress Jennifer Aniston, whose career hadn't provided any success outside of her sitcom friendships. In The Object of My Affection, she plays a social worker without any clear direction in life, and after becoming pregnant by a boyfriend she doesn't intent to marry, invites a like-minded gay man to live with her and potentially help raise the child. As you could imagine, complications arise, though the film never takes itself seriously enough to present any true drama. It's because of this flaccid sense of relational crisis that the somewhat serious message at the end of The Object of My Affection doesn't strike a convincing chord. The film was a moderate success, though it certainly didn't do any wonders for composer George Fenton at the time. He didn't need the help, however, for his concurrent scores for Dangerous Beauty and Ever After were both receiving critical raves and/or commercial success. It's no wonder that The Object of My Affection quickly disappeared from the film music spectrum; Fenton's contribution to the film was predictable, constricted in size, and minimal in length, with the soundtrack album for the film offering only 26 minutes of regular score. The remaining ten minutes are variants on Sting's contribution to the project, a rather weak song that is varied in vocal and instrumental performances throughout the film and album. Together the song and score are haphazard in their attitudes, never latching on to a central theme or other sense of identity that can often give these kind of fluffy romance scores a magical touch. The most head-scratching part of The Object of my Affection is the fact that Fenton, for his infinite talents in nearly every imaginable genre of music, seems to write some truly insufferable contemporary rock.



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Average: 2.76 Stars
***** 32 5 Stars
**** 48 4 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 36:56
• 1. You Were Meant For Me - performed by Sting (3:49)
• 2. The Object of My Affections (2:31)
• 3. The School Show (Front Titles) (2:21)
• 4. Schon Rosmarin (1:54)
• 5. Off to Work (1:40)
• 6. Nina's News (1:34)
• 7. The Dance Class (You Were Meant For Me) (1:55)
• 8. Father and Son (1:04)
• 9. Julie Calls/Off to College (4:29)
• 10. The Announcement (You Were Meant For Me) (0:39)
• 11. Home from the Hamptons, Part I (2:44)
• 12. Home from the Hamptons, Part II (1:16)
• 13. Berceuse (2:03)
• 14. New Friends (2:18)
• 15. Lewis Reflects (1:16)
• 16. George Moves Out (1:05)
• 17. You Were Meant For Me (New York Version) - performed by Sting (4:11)
(track times not listed on packaging)

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