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Proof
(2005)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Paul Englishby
Nick Cooper

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Nick Ingman
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(September 13th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you'd enjoy a creative combination of James Horner's rhythms from A Beautiful Mind for a crazed mathematician and Stephen Warbeck's own layered strings from Shakespeare in Love.

Avoid it... if you find fault in the elements described above, or have adverse reactions to minimalistic piano-dominated underscore.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,380
WRITTEN 11/12/05
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Proof: (Stephen Warbeck) While it is very tempting to compare Proof, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Auburn, to Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind from four years ago, the two films differ in that A Beautiful Mind was about a crazy mathematician whereas Proof is about the daughter of a crazy mathematician. Both films reflect the tortured tales of how the madness of the mathematician affects the family around him, and both handle dementia in an extremely intelligent fashion. Launched from its success on stage, Proof received some worthy critical responses on film, although many have said that some of the theatrical flare has been lost in the film version. Director John Madden has experienced success before, and it was his teaming with Gwyneth Paltrow and composer Stephen Warbeck that assisted his success with Shakespeare in Love, including some controversial Academy Awards. The comfortable relationship between director and composer has led to a score for Proof that serves as an interesting combination of Shakespeare in Love and A Beautiful Mind in its thematic structure. For A Beautiful Mind, James Horner adapted an almost maddening, but sharp rhythmic progression that he had used in several other scores and refined it to its most beautiful and dense form for moments when the mathematician's mind was calculating at full speed. Warbeck doesn't have the Hornerisms to work with, nor does he have the voice of a rising, young opera star to grace the cover of the soundtrack, but he perhaps confirms that Horner's theme for A Beautiful Mind may have established the permanent standard by which all themes for future insane mathematicians on the screen should be crafted. The technique, interestingly, works once again, and is this time tempered by some of the softer strings of Warbeck's usual variety and a touch of minimalism for much of the score for Proof.



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Alternate review of Proof at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - December 17, 2005, at 7:09 p.m.
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Total Time: 41:55
• 1. Proof (4:08)
• 2. Hope (2:29)
• 3. Catherine (3:53)
• 4. The Kiss (1:10)
• 5. Writing the Proof (4:53)
• 6. The Chapel (2:39)
• 7. Lost Days (2:27)
• 8. Testing the Proof (3:45)
• 9. You Imagined You Wrote It (2:29)
• 10. The Airport (5:45)
• 11. Line by Line (7:51)

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