Author! Author!
Includes Johnny Mandel's unused score

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Movie | Released: 2007 | Film release: 1982 | Format: CD
Limited edition: 2000 copies

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# Track   Duration
Music Composed by Dave Grusin
1.Main Title Theme2:58
2.Ivan's Problems2:06
4.Always Leaving2:02
5.Out and About6:11
6.Making Progress?3:42
7.Opening Night2:01
8.Good Reviews and Finale5:05
Unused Score Composed and Conducted by Johnny Mandel
9.Reel One4:10
10.Reels Five and Six4:28
11.Reel Eight3:17
12.Reels Nine and Ten5:56
13.Reel Eleven0:51
14.Reel Twelve Includes an excerpt from ''The Four Seasons'' by Vivaldi4:45
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Music Composed by Dave Grusin

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AUTHOR! AUTHOR! The unused score by Johnny Mandel

Life is getting complicated for Broadway playwright Ivan Travalian (Al Pacino). His flaky wife Gloria (Tuesday Weld) is moving in with her lover, his director hates his new play and his leading lady (Dyan Cannon) is a terrified movie star who's never been on the stage. With five children to look after (most of them Gloria's), a budding romance with his leading lady, and a producer (Alan King) demanding a rewrite, it's no wonder the emotionally and financially unstable Ivan starts to exhibit all kinds of irrational behavior.

Returning to our CD Club for our latest set of titles is the great Dave Grusin. A legendary pianist, and the composer of the much-loved scores for On Golden Pond, My Bodyguard, Tootsie and The Goonies, Grusin's absence from the scoring stage has been one of the more lamentable aspects of modern film music.

For this special release we take a look back to an enchanting film and score from 1982. Grusin's pop-infused score is warm and inviting and features infectious melodies that are always eminently comfortable and easy to love. Dave Grusin suffered along with everyone else during the 1980s, when it came to score album releases, and so we are particularly thrilled to present Author! Author, just in time for a new DVD release of the film, coming in April.

Dave Grusin's score for Author! Author! was actually a rescore job, and as a very special bonus, we also present the unused original score for the film by none other than Johnny Mandel! Two legendary jazz composers both scoring the same film! Perfect casting for both of them, yet only Grusin's music has ever been heard. Mandel's is a darker take on the story - a beautiful work, the very existence of which is a revelation. What a happy surprise, making this an even more exciting release!

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