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Changeling
(2008)
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Composed and Produced by:
Clint Eastwood

Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Lennie Niehaus

Arranged by:
Kyle Eastwood
Michael Stevens

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(November 4th, 2008)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
Awards
AWARDS
Nominated for a Golden Globe.
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Buy it... if you have appreciated Clint Eastwood's soft, melodic writing for his previous, similarly intimate character dramas.

Avoid it... if you demand music that transcends the description of "basically functional" and actually provides badly needed depth and density to the film.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,177
WRITTEN 11/22/08
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Changeling: (Clint Eastwood) The transformation of Clint Eastwood into a director of bittersweet, weighty dramas continues with 2008's Changeling, a vintage police story with early aspirations of Oscar gold. Unfortunately for Eastwood and Universal Pictures, the film failed to meet any of its expectations, revealing significant production problems that caused audiences to quickly lose interest in the director's newest heartbreaker. The story by "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski was the frequent target of early criticism for Changeling. He attempts to balance two unique storylines and slowly bring them together at the end of the film, though there is no doubt that the half of the plot dealing with a single mother and her lost son is the stronger element. The mostly-true story from 1928 Los Angeles follows the corruption of the city police and the mother's desperate search for her real son when the police offer another boy in his place. A parallel story involves a serial killer whose murder of boys at the same time in Southern California generated another famous investigation. Along with Straczynski's script, Angelina Jolie's lead performance also did not live up to initial hype, dulling an already morbidly grim subject. For film score collectors, the prospect of another Eastwood film featuring his own score writing abilities is cause for a collective groan, since nearly all of his compositional work has been badly underdeveloped in his previous attempts to score his own productions. As a pianist with a musically talent family, Eastwood obviously enjoys writing these themes for his scores and giving them a general orchestral direction.



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383 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 1.91 Stars
***** 19 5 Stars
**** 24 4 Stars
*** 50 3 Stars
** 103 2 Stars
* 187 1 Stars
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Changeling review way off.
Marc D. Cappello - December 5, 2009, at 6:43 a.m.
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I'm not sure if I agree...
Hasan Abood - November 27, 2008, at 6:52 p.m.
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Alternate review of Changeling at Movie Music UK   Expand >>
Jonathan Broxton - November 23, 2008, at 9:41 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 41:30
• 1. Main Title (2:00)
• 2. Ride to School (1:23)
• 3. Mom's On Call/Late to Trolley (1:39)
• 4. Looking for Walter/Waiting for Police (1:41)
• 5. Where Do You Live/Who Are You (2:34)
• 6. I Want My Son Back (1:53)
• 7. Arrive at Ranch/Looking for Sanford (2:13)
• 8. People Can't Change (1:41)
• 9. We Killed Some Kids (6:19)
• 10. I Won't Sign It (2:45)
• 11. Sanford Digs (2:53)
• 12. Room 18 (0:54)
• 13. What is Happening/Trial Montage (1:47)
• 14. Davey Tells Story (4:38)
• 15. I Want to Go Home (1:02)
• 16. End Title (6:18)

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The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the score or film.
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