All About Eve / Leave Her to Heaven


Film Score Monthly 11/15/1999 CD - 3000 copies
 

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# Track Artist/Composer Duration
All About Eve
1.Main Title1:04
2.Prologue3:24
3.The Award1:13
4.Eve's Narration2:43
5.The Friendship Begins0:27
6.Margo0:41
7.Exit Music1:48
8.The Party0:47
9.A Theme for Piano0:48
10.Liebestraum/Liebestraum 2 Franz Liszt1:16
11.Eve's Dream0:45
12.The Audition0:22
13.Margo and Bill0:29
14.Karen's Decision1:51
15.Beau Soir Claude Debussy2:02
16.Eve's Success0:41
17.Karen's Guilt0:32
18.Margo and Bill's Reconciliation0:45
19.Karen's Resignation1:21
20.The Real Eve0:36
21.Eve's Photo0:25
22.Phoebe's Award1:00
23.All the Eves1:38
24.Encore0:46
25.All the Eves (stereo)1:39
26.Encore (stereo)0:46
 
Leave Her to Heaven
27.Prelude1:20
28.Ash Ritual2:41
29.Bar Harbor2:06
30.Unrest1:21
31.Homicide2:49
32.Arsenic1:40
33.Redemption1:19
 43:04
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All About Eve (1950)

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

All About Eve/Leave Her to Heaven (1950/1945)

Alfred Newman's music graced many fine films from the 1940s, '50s and '60s, but none was more celebrated than the classic All About Eve. Directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, Eve starred Bette Davis in her defining role, that of a cantankerous aging starlet. The film was a witty dissection of the backstage lives of a crowd of theater people who find an overly ambitious newcomer wedged into their midst. Packed with more than its share of clever dialogue and relevant statements on relationships, Eve was a smash success with both critics and filmgoers.

Alfred Newman's music graced many fine films from the 1940s, '50s and '60s, but none was more celebrated than the classic All About Eve. Directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, Eve starred Bette Davis in her defining role, that of a cantankerous aging starlet. The film was a witty dissection of the backstage lives of a crowd of theater people who find an overly ambitious newcomer wedged into their midst. Packed with more than its share of clever dialogue and relevant statements on relationships, Eve was a smash success with both critics and filmgoers.

In 1950 Newman was fresh off his successes with Prince of Foxes and Twelve O'Clock High. The composer treated Eve with his usual sense of emotional delicacy, but here with a theatrical sense of placement and a chamber-sized scope. The music's warm emotional presence is continually threaded with subtle intertwining details and clever thematic developments. The tone of the writing drifts between bravura fanfares and bittersweet fragility, but Newman cleverly connects everything with a series of interrelated themes that practically 'act out' the film independent of the picture. Film Score Monthly's new Golden Age release presents Newman's entire mono score in film order with two cues—including the score's mellifluous finale—repeated in stereo as a bonus.

Coupled with All About Eve is Newman's dark, brooding score to Leave Her to Heaven (1945), a psychological thriller featuring Gene Tierney as a woman violently obsessed with love. This score shows Newman at his most macabre with devilish flute solos and thudding timpani patterns. The main theme is an ominous set of bass chords, making it the perfect flipside to All About Eve's florid writing. Newman's short score is also presented in its entirety and in chronological order.

This Golden Age release marks the first time Newman's classic original recordings have appeared on CD, complete with the unsurpassed 20th Century Fox Studio Orchestra and Newman's inimitable conducting style. Packaging includes a deluxe booklet complete with film stills and liner notes by Doug Adams.

About the Composer

Alfred Newman (1901-1970) is one of the most important figures in the history of movie music, a nine-time Oscar winner (with 45 nominations overall) who was head of music at Twentieth Century-Fox in the 1940s and '50s. His influence as a composer and executive cannot be overstated; he invented the 'Newman System' of synchronizing music to picture and is the patriarch of the Newman family of composers and musicians (Lionel, Randy, David, Thomas and others). Just a sampling of his work as a composer includesHow Green Was My Valley, Captain From Castile, All About Eve, The Robe and The Diary of Anne Frank.IMDB

Line: Golden Age
CD Release: November 1999
Catalog #: Vol. 2, No. 7
# of Discs: 1


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All About Eve / Leave Her to Heaven (2004)

Other releases of Leave Her to Heaven (1945):

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