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Something to Talk About
(1995)
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Co-Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Composed by:
Graham Preskett

Orchestrated by:
Bruce Fowler
Ladd McIntosh
Suzette Moriarty
Elizabeth Finch

Co-Produced by:
Jay Rifkin
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(August 29th, 1995)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you seek a more genuine and intimate variation on Hans Zimmer's wild hoedown material from Thelma & Louise and Cool Runnings.

Avoid it... if banjos, Hammond organs, guitars, and harmonicas in bouncing Western rhythms of bright, exuberant character are exactly what you're typically trying to escape when seeking Zimmer's otherwise brawny music of the middle to late 1990's.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,694
WRITTEN 4/7/10
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Something to Talk About: (Hans Zimmer/Graham Preskett) Despite its promising cast, Lasse Hallstrom's 1995 romantic comedy was a flop because the film turned out to be nothing worth talking about. Julia Roberts is the center of attention, the story telling of her interactions with family members as she tries to determine if she could reconcile with her (inexplicably) philandering husband. No real spark between her and Dennis Quaid on screen was as fatal as lazy performances by Robert Duvall and Gena Rowlands in roles as her parents. Only Kyra Sedgewick, who plays her usual feisty self as the sister in the family, was recognized at awards time for her performance. The family drama takes place against the backdrop of their equestrian pursuits, so audience members interested in grand prix horse jumping contests at least had a few distractions in between boring conversational scenes. Hallstrom would later collaborate with composers Rachel Portman and Christopher Young for his more highly acclaimed projects of the late 1990's and early 2000's, though for Something to Talk About he turned to Hans Zimmer and his red-hot Media Ventures production house. Zimmer only had two weeks to write and record a score for Something to Talk About because his production schedules on Crimson Tide and Ninth Months ran past their expected time frames. He therefore turned to Media Ventures arranger Graham Preskett to assist him in finishing on time. Preskett was associated with several Zimmer and Mark Mancina scores in the mid-1990's, usually as an orchestrator or arranger, though his collaboration with Zimmer extended to a few projects in the 2000's. The score for Something to Talk About was at something of a disadvantage to begin with because the film's title reflects the famous Bonnie Raitt song of 1991 and the movie's soundtrack features that recording. Zimmer had made a career out of weaving between song placements for these sorts of underachieving dramas and comedies throughout the early 1990's, and Something to Talk About (along with The Preacher's Wife the following year) in many ways represented the final hurrah for the composer as he transitioned into his blockbuster phase and handed assignments like this one off in totality to his assistants. As such, it's a pleasant epilogue to an era when Zimmer's music was comfortably contemporary and arguably more original.

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Average: 2.82 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 36:56
• 1. Dysfunctionally, Yours (9:36)
• 2. Kings of Carolina (1:21)
• 3. Dinner for Two (10:02)
• 4. The Witches (2:10)
• 5. Grace (5:39)
• 6. Southern Comfort (3:10)
• 7. Tall Horses (4:50)

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