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My Week With Marilyn
(2011)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:
Conrad Pope

Additional Music by:
Alexandre Desplat

Co-Orchestrated by:
Bill Newlin
Clifford J. Tasner
Jon Charles
Nan Schwartz
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(November 29th, 2011)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you desire a very satisfying souvenir of the soundtrack from the film, including Alexandre Desplat's somber piano theme, Conrad Pope's original drama and jazz, and the numerous source songs used prominently on screen.

Avoid it... if you expect extended sequences containing any of the above elements, because as good as Desplat's theme and Pope's various identities can be, the album requires significant rearrangement to achieve even minimally consistent doses of each facet.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,545
WRITTEN 12/1/11
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My Week With Marilyn: (Conrad Pope/Alexandre Desplat) Long in development, the 2011 British production of My Week With Marilyn experienced a year of influence by independent film legend Harvey Weinstein that culminated in significant awards season hype for the BBC Films endeavor. The story is based upon the memoirs of Colin Clark, a British filmmaker who was an assistant director fresh out of school during his work on the 1957 movie The Prince and the Showgirl. That movie starred Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier, and the shooting in Britain was also meant to serve as Monroe's honeymoon with her husband, writer Arthur Miller. When Miller departed the country, however, Monroe was left largely alone and was escorted by Clark, who naturally developed a crush on the famous American actress. During the week they spent together, Clark's inevitable heartbreak and Monroe's less glamorous and insecure side are both explored, the duality of Norma Jean and her screen persona exposed during this turbulent time. A highly acclaimed performance by actress Michelle Williams in the primary role caused much of the praise and hype generated in late 2011 for My Week With Marilyn, and riding that wave of relatively unexpected interest is composer Conrad Pope. The career orchestrator has for decades labored behind the scenes for countless famous film scores, applying his expertise to innumerous projects by John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and other major Hollywood composers. More recently, his association with Alexandre Desplat (which includes orchestration work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, bringing another aspect of continuity back from the original three Williams scores) is what led to his assignment on My Week With Marilyn. Pope has always been one of those orchestrators who, like Mark McKenzie, has maintained a significant rooting section from within the film music collecting community, especially after his impressive work for Pavilion of Women in 2001. His attachment to My Week With Marilyn may not have come via glamorous means, but he tackled the assignment with workmanlike attention to several competing musical interests in the film.



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398 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.25 Stars
***** 95 5 Stars
**** 91 4 Stars
*** 87 3 Stars
** 69 2 Stars
* 56 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 58:39
• 1. Marilyn's Theme* - includes performances by Lang Lang (1:48)
• 2. "When Love Goes Wrong, Nothin' Goes Right" & "Heat Wave" - performed by Michelle Williams (2:10)
• 3. Colin Runs Off to the Circus** (3:02)
• 4. Colin Joins the Circus/Mr Jacobs** (2:06)
• 5. Driving Through Pinewood** - includes performances by Lang Lang (0:48)
• 6. Paparazzi*/** - includes performances by Lang Lang (2:55)
• 7. Colin and Vivian*/** (1:28)
• 8. "Memories Are Made of This" - performed by Dean Martin (2:19)
• 9. Rushes*/** (1:28)
• 10. Lucy** (0:47)
• 11. Uno, Dos, Tres - performed by La Tropicana Orchestra (2:46)
• 12. Arthur and Marilyn*/** (2:12)
• 13. Marilyn Alone* - includes performances by Lang Lang (1:41)
• 14. Arthur's Notebook** (2:17)
• 15. Vivian Screens Marilyn** (1:38)
• 16. The Getaway*/** (1:46)
• 17. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" - performed by Nat King Cole (2:39)
• 18. Eton Schoolyard** (1:20)
• 19. "Autumn Leaves" - performed by Nat King Cole (2:44)
• 20. Overdose** (3:31)
• 21. Colin's Heartbreak* (1:49)
• 22. Colin and Marilyn*/** (3:08)
• 23. It's a Wrap**/"I Found a Dream" - includes performances by Michelle Williams and Lang Lang (2:38)
• 24. Such Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of** (3:37)
• 25. Remembering Marilyn* - includes performances by Lang Lang (3:19)
• 26. "That Old Black Magic" - performed by Michelle Williams (2:44)
* composed by Alexandre Desplat
** composed by Conrad Pope

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The insert includes a short note about the film.
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