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American Beauty (Original Motion Picture Score)

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Album Review

Shortly after the release of the American Beauty soundtrack — which featured tantalizing excerpts from Thomas Newman's music bookending a collection of pop songs — came the release of the full score. From the film's haunting main theme and "Any Other Name" to the witty, percussive "Dead Already," "Choking the Bishop," and "Mr. Smarty Man," Newman's score evokes as much feeling and humor as the film itself does. Even more so than the first volume of the soundtrack, the score from American Beauty is a necessity for the movie's fans.

Customer Reviews

Absolutely beautiful

The movie, a postmodern masterpiece directed by Sam Mendes, has the most perfect soundtrack. The film itself brings up many modern-day life issues to reflect on, but so does the music. Not only do the pieces illustrate the scenes in the film perfectly, but they can be listened to on their own merit and leave you numb with thought and emotion. Rarely does an OST convey such power and emotion, and who better to do it than Thomas Newman. Buy the entire album if you can, but if you want/have to be selective, then opt for Tracks, 2, 5, 16, 17

Audio Perfection

One of those rare scores that manages to be a listening experience that stands alone, regardless of the images that inspired it.

A Beauty

The music is so pleasantly haunting and intriguing. First heard the track 'American Beauty' as the backdrop for messages on a local radio station - spellbound and drawn to it. Usually the music compliments the movie, in this case I must now see the movie after hearing this wonderful music. I've downloaded the music from iTunes, must buy the DVD now. Plays in my head a long time after listening.


Born: 20 October 1955 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A second-generation member of Hollywood's preeminent musical dynasty, composer Thomas Newman carried on his family's legacy through a series of Academy Award-nominated film scores. He was born in Los Angeles on October 20, 1955, the son of Alfred Newman and the nephew of Lionel and Emil Newman, all three renowned composers and conductors from Hollywood's golden age. (Thomas' brother David also followed in the family business, as did their cousin, the sardonic singer/songwriter Randy Newman.) Thomas...
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