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The Illusionist


  • 1. Chanson Illusionist
    2. Illusionist: Paris London, The
    3. Illusionist: Military Opera, The
    4. Molly Jean
    5. Love of Another Man
    6. My Girl Blue
    7. Illusionist: London Iona, The
    8. Illusionist: Iona Oban, The
    9. Illusionist: Oban Edinburgh, The
    10. Illusionist: Blue Dress, The
    11. Illusionist: Jenners, The
    12. Illusionist: Fakir, The
    13. Illusionist: The Clown, The
    14. Illusionist: City Lights, The
    15. Illusionist: North Sea, The
    16. Illusionist: Arthur's Seat, The
    17. Illusionist: Illusionist Finale, The
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 36538

  • Credits
    ProducerTerry Davies
    Engineer

    Composer: Sylvain Chomet.
    Audio Mixers: Steve Price; Rupert Couldsen; Niall Ascot.
    Director Sylvain Chomet's 2010 film The Illusionist, his second animated feature following The Triplets of Bellevue, is based on a sketch by Jacques Tati and shares the French filmmaker's sad charm. Equally sad and charming is Chomet's musical score for the film, which serves the story by having both French and Scottish flavors to it. (The French aspect comes up right away in "Chanson Illusionist," while the Scottish element is heard in "London Iona.") A British rock group called the Britoons plays a few songs ("Molly Jean," "Love of Another Man," "My Girl Blue") that sound like they date from the 1960s British Invasion. Elsewhere, Chomet either comes up with cues in a cool jazz mode la early Miles Davis or contemplative piano themes with another instrument, a flute or bassoon, added. ("Fakir" responds to a plot point by suggesting Indian and other Middle Eastern styles.) The music is functional, and it serves the small-scale, melancholy treatment of the story. ~ William Ruhlmann

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  • Genre: Pop
  • Label: Milan 36538
  • Distributor: ADA
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Released: 1/4/2011
  • UPC: 731383653827
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