Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment,
embark on a week long trip through California's wine country,
just as one is about to take a trip down the alter. The jazz
inflected score perfectly accompanies this story of two friends...
humorous and touching movie which revolves around two old
friends who have known each other since college. Apart from
that, they have nothing else in common. The
music to this film accompanies Miles and Jack as they drive
through the countryside in California - arguing, getting into
difficult situations, tasting fine wines and trying to pick
jazz influenced score for Sideways works incredibly
well: from the toe tapping Wine, Safari to the almost
Parisian Picnic to the romantic Miles and Maya.
There does, for some strange reason, seem to be an element
of French influence in this soundtrack - the composer's English
in case you were wondering.
spent ages trying to work out where I'd heard the track Abandoning
(elements of which are also present in the track Los Olivos)
before. It niggled me whilst I was watching the movie and
then again when I listened to the soundtrack. Then it hit
me. It is an almost note for note copy of a prominent piece
of incidental music in Carter Burwell's score for Being
Tut! Tut! Kent! Did you think no one would notice?
a fine wine, this matures with age. After listening to it
a few times you'll soon discover that this not only offers
a fine accompaniment to the movie, but also works well as
a stand alone album.
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