SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Transformers: Last Knight
    2. Cars 3
   3. The Mummy
  4. Wonder Woman
 5. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales
6. Alien: Covenant


   CURRENT BEST-SELLING SCORES:
       1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
      2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
     3. Willow
    4. The Ghost and the Darkness
   5. An American Tail
  6. The Wind and the Lion
 7. Doctor Strange
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
        2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
       3. Titanic
      4. Avatar
     5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
    6. Gladiator
   7. Star Wars: A New Hope
  8. Animal Farm
 9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
Home Page
Pollock
(2000)
Album Cover Art
Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:
Jeff Beal
Labels Icon
LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Unitone Recordings
(February 13th, 2001)
Availability Icon
ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release, but out of print as of 2007.
Awards
AWARDS
None.
Also See Icon
ALSO SEE




Decorative Nonsense
PRINTER FRIENDLY VIEW
(inverts site colors)




   Availability | Viewer Ratings | Comments | Audio & Track Listings | Notes
Buy it... if you are prepared for a sobering and uneasy work of moody contemplation that compliments the mentality of the title artist in its shifty tones.

Avoid it... if you expect an undemanding listening experience that expresses itself clearly and consistently.
Review Icon
EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,403
WRITTEN 4/2/01, REVISED 2/7/09
Shopping Icon
BUY IT



Pollock: (Jeff Beal) Actor Ed Harris worked for an entire decade to produce a film about 1950's artist Jackson Pollock, a flash in the pan sensation in New York before his death in car crash. Portraying the manic depression-suffering artist was Harris' original goal, though he eventually decided to attempt to direct the film as well. If you are one of those people familiar with the artwork of Pollock, you'll know that it is largely spontaneous and obscure in its expression of emotion and thought. When producing, directing, and starring in the award-winning film about the man's troubled personal life, Harris had a very specific sound in mind for the score. He knew that certain aspects of the real life man should play a part in the score, including a slight preference for jazz and an experience that involved a banjo. After rejecting the preliminary works of two other composers, Harris finally heard the kind of music he wanted for the film from Jeff Beal. An entire score had been recorded by Donald Rubinstein for the picture (eventually released on limited CD in 2007), and while there has never been a confirmed published report about the identity of the other composer, some believe it was Tom Waits. Known throughout circles of jazz followers as a contemporary performer and composer of that genre, Beal's work had previously combined jazzy instrumentation and rhythm with classical overtones. As ultimately the chosen match for Harris' project, Beal's score for Pollock would be critically embraced inside and outside of the industry, though it was largely overlooked by mainstream film score collectors. One of the most intriguing aspects of Pollock is the basic fact that the film presented one of those rare opportunities for a composer to paint an aural picture of the mind frame of an artist hard at work. Cinematically speaking, such rare moments in film offer their music the chance to dominate entire scenes during which the artist toils with the transfer of thought and idea to canvas. Arguably the most successful score to ever accomplish this was John Ottman's Incognito a few years prior, but that film's frenetic energy was conceived from a much larger and riskier sense of elegance.



Ratings Icon
VIEWER RATINGS
188 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.81 Stars
***** 25 5 Stars
**** 33 4 Stars
*** 52 3 Stars
** 39 2 Stars
* 39 1 Stars
  (View results for all titles)

Comments Icon
COMMENTS
1 TOTAL COMMENTS
Read All Start New Thread Search Comments
Rejecting how?
Justin Boggan - January 12, 2006, at 11:33 a.m.
1 comment  (1756 views)
More...


Track Listings Icon
TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 44:41
• 1. Alone in a Crowd (2:14)
• 2. Beauty from Pain (1:55)
• 3. One Man Show (2:02)
• 4. The Window (1:37)
• 5. Stroke of Genius (3:57)
• 6. Plant Your Garden (2:12)
• 7. Stroke by Stroke (2:45)
• 8. Breaking the Rules (2:27)
• 9. Art of this Century (1:04)
• 10. The Look (2:45)
• 11. A Life's Work (1:27)
• 12. Empty (2:42)
• 13. A Letter from Lee (1:52)
• 14. The World Keeps Turning - performed by Tom Waits (4:14)
• 15. Unfinished (4:08)
• 16. The Mural Goes On & On (2:41)
• 17. She Played the Banjo (4:31)

Notes Icon
NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes notes by Jeff Beal, Ed Harris, and Jackson Pollock.
Copyright © 2001-2017, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. All artwork and sound clips from Pollock are Copyright © 2001, Unitone Recordings and cannot be redistributed without the label's expressed written consent. Page created 4/2/01 and last updated 2/7/09.
Reviews Preload Scoreboard decoration Ratings Preload Composers Preload Awards Preload Home Preload Search Preload