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Sideways
(2004)
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Composed and Produced by:
Rolfe Kent

Conducted by:
Stephen Coleman

Orchestrated by:
Tony Blondal
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
New Line Records
(America)
(October 12th, 2004)

Silva Screen Records
(Europe)
(October 12th, 2004)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The New Line Records album is a regular U.S. release. The identical Silva Screen album is the European counterpart.
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AWARDS
Nominated for a Golden Globe.
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Buy it... if a resurrection of the era of charming, small-scale 1950's and 1960's Italian comedies and 1970's American lounge jazz jives with your sense of grooviness.

Avoid it... if a highly consistent and repetitive underscore saturated with those upbeat retro styles, complete with vibes and flutes, could make you pull your hair out.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #961
WRITTEN 1/14/05, REVISED 10/21/11
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Kent
Kent
Sideways: (Rolfe Kent) Serving as 2004's surprise independent entry to the arthouse scene, Fox Searchlight's Sideways picked up widespread critical and, to a slightly lesser degree, popular momentum as it launched itself into mainstream attention often sought by such films during the awards season. Directed by Alexander Payne of About Schmidt and Election fame, Sideways renewed a collaboration with screenwriter Jim Taylor, who not only worked with Payne on those prior successes but was strikingly out of his league with Payne on the writing of Jurassic Park III. Payne and Taylor seemed to love taking jabs at American culture during this period, whether satirically or affectionately. Based on Rex Pickett's novel, Sideways does the latter, following two middle-aged men on their comical, narcissistic mid-life-crisis journey through Northern California's upscale wine country. One man a failed, divorced novelist and the other a has-been television actor about to get married, the two spend most of the film using discussions about wine as metaphors for real-life emotional issues. The comedy of the story not only extends from the funny twists on viniculture and the fine twists of metaphor throughout, but Sideways also features snippets of outrageous sexual material. Those flagrant depictions of fornication and full-frontal nudity, along with a certain amount of womanizing that occurs to the two lovely leading ladies in the film, offered the foundation for Christian religious organizations and other squeamish types to take aim at the film with protest. The vulgarity throughout the picture is strangely soothed by Rolfe Kent's continuously upbeat and light-hearted jazz score. Payne claimed that he had been influenced in the past by Italian composers more than any others, and it's fitting for the wine-related subject of Sideways that an approach befitting a snazzy Italian subgenre be taken with the music this time in particular. Kent was also already a regular collaborator with Payne, and Kent's career there and beyond has been most widely publicized for its modern and lightly orchestral comedy tones. He is, in short, a workhorse in the movie genres in which you're least likely to notice the underscore in the background.



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Alternate review of Sideways on Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - February 14, 2005, at 3:41 a.m.
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Sideways Wins Golden Globe for Best Comedy/Musical *NM* *NM*
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 37:24
• 1. Asphalt Groovin' (4:00)
• 2. Constantine Snaps His Fingers (3:03)
• 3. Drive! (3:56)
• 4. Picnic (2:15)
• 5. Lonely Day (1:40)
• 6. Wine Safari (2:13)
• 7. Miles's Theme (2:59)
• 8. Los Olivos (2:43)
• 9. Chasing the Golfers (3:03)
• 10. Walk to Hitching Post (2:32)
• 11. Abandoning the Wedding (3:25)
• 12. Slipping Away as Mum Sleeps (1:00)
• 13. Bowling Tango (0:49)
• 14. I'm Not Drinking Any #@%!$ Merlot! (1:13)
• 15. Miles and Maya (2:26)

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The insert includes a note from the director about the score and Rolfe Kent.
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