Meet Joe Black Soundtrack
Soundtrack - Meet Joe Black: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library. .. That Next Place . And yes, that mix of Wonderful World and Over the Rainbow (played at the end . Meet Joe Black (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Thomas Newman That Next Place. Breakfast At Tiffany's (Music From the Motion Picture Score). Field of Dreams is a American fantasy-drama sports film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, As he builds, he tells Karin the story of the Black Sox Scandal. Ray recognizes him as Shoeless Joe Jackson, a deceased baseball player idolized The next morning, Mark returns and demands that Ray sell the farm.
He, however, did end up reading the script and became interested in the project, stating that he felt it would be "this generation's It's a Wonderful Life ".What a Wonderful World (Meet Joe Black)---Thomas Newman
Since Robinson's directing debut In the Mood had been a commercial failure, Costner also said that he would help him with the production. Amy Madigana fan of the book, joined the cast as Ray's wife, Annie.
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In the book, the writer Ray seeks out is real-life author J. When Salinger threatened the production with a lawsuit if his name was used, Robinson decided to rewrite the character as reclusive Terence Mann.
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He wrote with James Earl Jones in mind because he thought it would be fun to see Ray trying to kidnap such a big man. Robinson had originally envisioned Shoeless Joe Jackson as being played by an actor in his 40s, someone who would be older than Costner and who could thereby act as a father surrogate.
Ray Liotta did not fit that criterion, but Robinson thought he would be a better fit for the part because he had the "sense of danger" and ambiguity which Robinson wanted in the character. Burt Lancaster had originally turned down the part of Moonlight Graham, but changed his mind after a friend, who was also a baseball fan, told him that he had to work on the film.
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The shooting schedule was built around Costner's availability because he would be leaving in August to film Revenge. Except for some weather delays and other time constraints, production rolled six days a week. The interior scenes were the first ones shot because the cornfield planted by the filmmakers was taking too long to grow. Irrigation had to be used to quickly grow the corn to Costner's height. Primary shot locations were in Dubuque County, Iowa ; a farm near Dyersville was used for the Kinsella home; an empty warehouse in Dubuque was used to build various interior sets.
He felt that he was under too much pressure to create an outstanding film, and that he was not doing justice to the original novel.
Lawrence Gordon convinced him that the end product would be effective.
The Chamber folks replied that it could be done and the shooting of the final scene became a community event. The film crew was hidden on the farm to make sure the aerial shots did not reveal them.
In Joe Black however, the very opposite is true, Newman leaving any and all oddness behind and crafting possibly the loveliest symphonic work of his career. How bizarre it is that a work by a major league film composer should be deemed atypical by virtue of its conventional nature, but such is the fascination the composer holds.
Yet, paradoxically, Newman's voice beautiful; bittersweet; sometimes comical shines through from start to finish.
At no point would Joe Black be mistaken for any other composer's work. The familiar chilly acoustic wash opens the album in "Yes" Anthony Hopkins' calm tones intoning the word at the start: It's in "Walkaway" however that Newman's gorgeous central melody first creeps up on oboe and soft strings, one that wrenches the heart even when introduced in minimalist fashion.
Here is another place where Joe Black differs from other Newman scores: There's also a multitude of other motifs floating around in spine-tingling ethereal fashion, playing right to the heart of the film's themes of death, mortality and love.
The warm acoustic guitar in "Death and Taxes" and the brilliantly jazzy woodwind in "Fifth Avenue" are especially notable.
The most prominent secondary idea though would be the love theme, getting the most graceful and romantic airing possible in "Whisper for a Thrill", the first time Newman really lets his ensemble go, although there's still a remarkable degree of restraint that makes one anticipate the climax. And what a climax it is.
For a composer who is often criticised for holding too much back, Joe Black's finale "That Next Place" shows the composer's god-given gift for resoundingly beautiful, triumphant orchestral writing, the main theme rising up to overwhelming proportions on several occasions over 10 mins.