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We're No Angels
(1989)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Christopher Palmer
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Only 1,500 copies were printed as the 12th entry in the Varèse Sarabande CD Club. It sold at a highest value of $75 in the 1990's.
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Buy it... if you are a sucker for intelligent comedy writing and robust orchestral performances that make you forget at times that this is a comedy.

Avoid it... if you prefer anything resembling consistency in your scores, and a combination of epic action and 30's swing in the same score deters your ears.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,135
WRITTEN 6/26/97, REVISED 6/23/06
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We're No Angels: (George Fenton) A more recent adaptation of Albert Husson's play "La Cuisine des Angels," the 1989 We're No Angels directed by Neil Jordan follows a 1955 film and a Broadway production. It's a tale of mistaken identity that the 1989 film blows up to huge proportions. As the story opens, two convicts of the 1930's era are repressed in an absolutely hellish prison with freakish guards and inmates. After their escape, they are mistaken for two lost priests in a town on the American/Canadian border, and they decide to play along with the game until they can sneak across the border to freedom from pursuing police. One falls in love with a local woman along the way, the other discovers religion in the process of playing the role of priest. The critics largely blasted the film for trying too hard to extend the humor of the mistaken identity, though others admired the pairing of Robert DeNiro and Sean Penn as the two convicts, and their highly comical facial expressions throughout the picture. Among the film's best assets, though, were the authentic British Columbia location and English composer George Fenton's outrageously fun score. Fenton was already active in both American and British cinema by 1989, with several high profile scores that had earned him respect as a rising star in film music composition. We're No Angels was among a few silly comedies that Fenton scored in this period, and of the better known projects, it's by far the most engaging and entertaining. Fenton's approach to the film was one of over-the-top enthusiasm, and his score is vast in size and performance. One of the criticisms leveled against the film involved a lack of balance between the action and the comedy, and the same could be said about the score (which likely contributed to the problem on screen). But for film music fans, We're No Angels is a riot that shows Fenton's wide range of talents almost as well as his Blue Planet work a dozen years later.



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Average: 3.24 Stars
***** 34 5 Stars
**** 28 4 Stars
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** 15 2 Stars
* 25 1 Stars
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Alternative review at movie-wave.net
Southall - March 29, 2012, at 3:23 p.m.
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Total Time: 41:53
• 1. Introduction and Main Titles: "We're No Angels" (3:59)
• 2. Escape from Northridge (4:12)
• 3. First Light (3:02)
• 4. Fathers Brown and Riley (3:52)
• 5. The Waterside (1:27)
• 6. The Weeping Madonna (2:19)
• 7. More Trouble (2:12)
• 8. Molly's Theme (2:01)
• 9. Almost Home Free (1:51)
• 10. The Tavern (1:17)
• 11. "Get Me That Priest" (1:41)
• 12. Drawing the Lottery (2:44)
• 13. The Dam (4:13)
• 14. "Free Street" (3:09)
• 15. "We're No Angels" End Credits (3:08)

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The insert includes information about the score and film. All copies are numbered.
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