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Thomas Newman — Still Dead
Album: American Beauty Soundtrack
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7.7

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Released: 2000
Length: 2:35
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 moocray wrote:
 
 Was this exchange when they were in bed or at the drive-thru where Lester was working?



drive-thru - Classic scene!
...Newman!
I kept thinking my cell phone alarm was going off...
 unclehud wrote:
Dude can write music, and no electric guitars, either.

Had to fetch this from IMDB, as Lester walks in on his wife Carolyn and Buddy, the Real Estate King, in bed:

Carolyn Burnham: Uh, Buddy, this is my...
Lester Burnham: Her husband. We've met before, but something tells me you're going to remember me this time.

 Was this exchange when they were in bed or at the drive-thru where Lester was working?

Amazing bass.
>>>>>
he kinda looks like a cross between Lennon & McCartney
watched this on my own in Bray cinema, co. wicklow. ireland. loved this song. loved this film.
I own two movie soundtrack albums.  This one, and In the Bedroom.  Both are by Mr. Newman, and both are truly extraordinary.
Reminds me of the theme song of the HBO series  Six Feet Under.

Ooo, turns out he wrote that theme.
 Businessgypsy wrote:
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
His dad was Alfred Newman. He was also a film composer. 
The family business. From Wikipaedia:

Alfred Newman was the head of a family of major Hollywood film composers:His brother Lionel Newman scored three dozen films and several TV series, adapting and conducting scores for hundreds of other films.
His brother  Emil Newmanscored over 80 films.
His son David Newman has scored nearly 100 films, including Hoffa, Galaxy Quest, The Nutty Professor, The War of the Roses, and Ice Age.
His son Thomas Newman has scored over 75 films, including Finding Nemo, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, Fried Green Tomatoes, Road to Perdition, American Beauty, and WALL-E, and has received ten Academy Award nominations.
His daughter Maria Newman is an eminent musician and composer.
His nephew Randy Newman is a two-time Academy Award winner noted not only for his film work but also for a series of popular albums as a singer/songwriter.
His grandnephew Joey Newman has scored many TV series, films, and video games


 
No relation to Alfred E. Neuman, however.
Totally enjoyable. Leave the movie and Spacey out of it. It's only music. Did I say only?
 Dazzerb wrote:
The music was so important in this great movie.  
 

 
{#Yes}
 fredriley wrote:
I'll second that sigh. It was a fine movie, very funny in parts, and a bucket of cold water over every menopausal middle-aged man's lustful fantasies about young women. Maybe more middle-aged men should watch it so that they grow up instead of trying vainly and sadly (both meanings of that word) to recapture lost youth by riding fast motorbikes and chatting up 20-year-olds. 


 
Ironic, now that we know more about Spacey.  Apparently he was acting naturally.  With the obvious difference, of course.
Perhaps a tribute today to the less illustrious Kevin Spacey?
OMG!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SONG, and this movie.
 scraig wrote:

Did you forget about the middle-aged woman banging the Realty King?

The movie was a critique about many different parts of society. Interesting how that one stuck in your craw.  

 
A fair point, and you're right, it was a multi-faceted movie. However, seeing as the central character was Kevin Spacey's menopausal man, I think it's not unreasonable for his middle-aged travails and fantasies to be the main thing that I remember about it.
The music was so important in this great movie.  
 
Loved right out the gate!
Both films - American Beauty and K-Pax - are as great as are their soundtracks :) Kevin Spacey before Frank Underwood. (Not that F.U. isn't good. Just well..not as likable as these two characters, Prott especially).
Theme music for the CBS series "The Mentalist."
if you have a good stereo listen to this
{#Laughing}
Amazing movie and a great score by Thomas Newman. I'd love to hear more soundtracks on RP!
Can you dance to this?  YES.
One of the best movie soundtracks ever. Thomas Newman is my fave modern composer.
The movie still remains, to me one of the best movies I've ever seen.
It also won best picture of the year. 

 fredriley wrote:

I'll second that sigh. It was a fine movie, very funny in parts, and a bucket of cold water over every menopausal middle-aged man's lustful fantasies about young women. Maybe more middle-aged men should watch it so that they grow up instead of trying vainly and sadly (both meanings of that word) to recapture lost youth by riding fast motorbikes and chatting up 20-year-olds. 

Not so fast there, big boy.  I ride a motorbike and enjoy chatting up women from 20-year-olds to 80-year-olds, always without lecherous intent ... well, almost always without lecherous intent. My youth may be gone, but not my enthusiasm for life. 

And if I'm middle-aged now, I'll live to be 120.


Awesome soundtrack from Thomas Newman. American Beauty is on my list one of the Top 10 Best Movies of All Time.
Thomas Newman is the best composer today. 
Hard to divorce the track from the film... both great...
{#Music}....... wonderful stuff  {#Cheers}
Mellow :) 9
 SmackDaddy wrote:
fixed
 

We be slow dancing!  Hope you are having a marvelous day right this minute, SmackDaddy!
 
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be slow dancing buck ass naked... love this song... love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 

fixed

Everybody in my church loves this music, and the movie...
 
my name is lester burnham...
Wow! what a family - see previous post by businessgypsy from Wiki - amazing talent.  On the album this great track is called "Dead Already".  His latest movie was the new James Bond - "Skyfall", all available on Spotify. {#Notworthy}
Love the movie, Love the music.
 DeeCee1109 wrote:
Love the music, loathed the movie.
 
Me, too.
One of my all time favorite movies and soundtracks!
Nice to hear!
Loved the movie, Loved the music.
Love the music, loathed the movie.
Contemplating a bump from 9 to 10.
Just clicked on to see if this WAS from the movie...thought I'd heard it before.

AB is easily in my top 5 all-time flicks..
Outstanding movie, memorable mus
ic.
 fredriley wrote:

I'll second that sigh. It was a fine movie, very funny in parts, and a bucket of cold water over every menopausal middle-aged man's lustful fantasies about young women. Maybe more middle-aged men should watch it so that they grow up instead of trying vainly and sadly (both meanings of that word) to recapture lost youth by riding fast motorbikes and chatting up 20-year-olds.

 
Did you forget about the middle-aged woman banging the Realty King?

The movie was a critique about many different parts of society. Interesting how that one stuck in your craw.  
 romeotuma wrote:
This is great music...  hard to believe this movie was 11 years ago... the theme of the movie is that there's no going back...  sigh...
 

I'll second that sigh. It was a fine movie, very funny in parts, and a bucket of cold water over every menopausal middle-aged man's lustful fantasies about young women. Maybe more middle-aged men should watch it so that they grow up instead of trying vainly and sadly (both meanings of that word) to recapture lost youth by riding fast motorbikes and chatting up 20-year-olds.

I love Thomas Newman's compositions - beautiful
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
His dad was Alfred Newman. He was also a film composer. 
The family business. From Wikipaedia:

Alfred Newman was the head of a family of major Hollywood film composers:

His brother Lionel Newman scored three dozen films and several TV series, adapting and conducting scores for hundreds of other films.
His brother  Emil Newmanscored over 80 films.
His son David Newman has scored nearly 100 films, including Hoffa, Galaxy Quest, The Nutty Professor, The War of the Roses, and Ice Age.
His son Thomas Newman has scored over 75 films, including Finding Nemo, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, Fried Green Tomatoes, Road to Perdition, American Beauty, and WALL-E, and has received ten Academy Award nominations.
His daughter Maria Newman is an eminent musician and composer.
His nephew Randy Newman is a two-time Academy Award winner noted not only for his film work but also for a series of popular albums as a singer/songwriter.
His grandnephew Joey Newman has scored many TV series, films, and video games


 AvoidingWork wrote:

And he never worried...
Alfred E Newman 

 
Doesn't he look like that country singer named Scotty on "American Idol"?  (I think I just did permanent damage to a couple of synapses in my brain.)


Musical beauty!
 LaurieinTucson wrote:

His dad was Alfred Newman. He was also a film composer.
 
And he never worried...
Alfred E Newman 


Dude can write music, and no electric guitars, either.

Had to fetch this from IMDB, as Lester walks in on his wife Carolyn and Buddy, the Real Estate King, in bed:

Carolyn Burnham: Uh, Buddy, this is my...
Lester Burnham: Her husband. We've met before, but something tells me you're going to remember me this time.

 Giselle62 wrote:
I remember thinking this was good during the set but I'm not remembering how it went about 10 songs on. I may rate it higher next time I hear him. Was his dad Thunderclap Newman?
 
His dad was Alfred Newman. He was also a film composer.

"This will be the highlight of my day."
great tune from an amazing movie!
So excellent!  Gotta love the opening music from one of America's darkest films first thing on a Friday morning.

Bill, The name of the song is 'Dead Already', not 'Still Dead.'
Wow!  REM, the Beatles and Thomas Newman...all in a row.  I love RP!  Thanks, Bill. {#Notworthy}
One of the best composers ever.
TOOO BAD Bill never plays some Basil Poledouris' stuff. I tried soooo many times to have him play some Conan The Barbarian tune, even the very day of the composer's death...


Love it!
 auburntigerrich wrote:
Newman
 

Hello...Newman!
Focus Duuuuuude!
My 15 year old son just looked up from his homework and said "Hey, it's the Nature Documentary Song." 
Bill can you kick this up in the rotation? I'd like to hear it more often. {#Yes}
Thomas Newman has got it all goin on......great soundtracks......recently Revolutionary Road -
Newman
10 years! Still sets a tone whenever I hear it.
 Giselle62 wrote:
I remember thinking this was good during the set but I'm not remembering how it went about 10 songs on. I may rate it higher next time I hear him. Was his dad Thunderclap Newman?
 
Joking right?  His father was the legendary Alfred E. Newman (What, Me Worry?) and his uncle is Lionel Newman. One of his cousins is Randy Newman.
great, great, great movie.  It said a lot.

I like the tune too.
I remember thinking this was good during the set but I'm not remembering how it went about 10 songs on. I may rate it higher next time I hear him. Was his dad Thunderclap Newman?
Nah,,not even with good cans on.{#Music}
I will sell a house today. I will sell a house today.
 Misterfixit wrote:

Yeah Yeah Yeah, smoking and pokin ...  then they catch a baby and you gotta marry 'em and join the Army and then the ciggies turn into weed and then the dregs of addiction, crack, meth, crystal, rocks, and Doom, laid in a shallow grave by the Green River Killer, all chopped and minced and pathetic and you got you gramma to raise the kid and he turns into a switchblade slashing greaser kind o'kid always in Trouble and onsellin his ritalin and snorting his aderall.

Nope, no smoking gals for me.

 

Wow.."smokin" response.  I'll buy your book when it's written.
Killer movie, of course, but the music!  I own two soundtracks, and they're both from Mr. Newman:  this one and "In The Bedroom."

His father had the unfortunate name of Alfred E. Newman.  If you don't get it, just say, "What? Me worry?"


ITUNES HERE I COME.
 Misterfixit wrote:

"A Civil Action" with John Travolta.

 
"Meet Joe Black" with Anthony Hopkins/Brad Pitt and, I think... "Horse Whisperer" with Robert Redford.

 Smoove_D wrote:
My name is Lester Burnham. This is my neighborhood. This is my street. This is my life. I'm 42 years old. In less than a year, I'll be dead. Of course, I don't know that yet. In a way, I'm dead already.
 
Great opening.  I think it's time to get the movie out again.
 romeotuma wrote:


This music is good for the ears...
 
...i like how you roll.

 Marley wrote:
For some reason, when I hear this song, I want to grab my camcorder and  shoot footage of plastic bags blowing in the wind.....

 

and weep?
For some reason, when I hear this song, I want to grab my camcorder and  shoot footage of plastic bags blowing in the wind.....

Ravi Shankar meets Eno.
 Misterfixit wrote:

Yeah Yeah Yeah, smoking and pokin ...  then they catch a baby and you gotta marry 'em and join the Army and then the ciggies turn into weed and then the dregs of addiction, crack, meth, crystal, rocks, and Doom, laid in a shallow grave by the Green River Killer, all chopped and minced and pathetic and you got you gramma to raise the kid and he turns into a switchblade slashing greaser kind o'kid always in Trouble and onsellin his ritalin and snorting his aderall.

Nope, no smoking gals for me.

 
Wow...maybe your should try some of that Ritalin.

Definitely in my top 3 movies of all time.

 Geecheeboy wrote:
Horstman! Surely you remember high school: Girls who smoke will poke.
 
Yeah Yeah Yeah, smoking and pokin ...  then they catch a baby and you gotta marry 'em and join the Army and then the ciggies turn into weed and then the dregs of addiction, crack, meth, crystal, rocks, and Doom, laid in a shallow grave by the Green River Killer, all chopped and minced and pathetic and you got you gramma to raise the kid and he turns into a switchblade slashing greaser kind o'kid always in Trouble and onsellin his ritalin and snorting his aderall.

Nope, no smoking gals for me.

 AliGator wrote:

Shawshank Redemption

Also, nice!

 
"A Civil Action" with John Travolta.

My favourite soundtrack ever! {#Clap}
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
Thomas Newman is a brilliant composer. Also check out the soundtracks to "A Series of Unfortunate Events," and even "Finding Nemo." There are many more, I just can't think of them at the moment.
 
Shawshank Redemption

Also, nice!

NEWMAN!!!
musikalia wrote:
This music was in Six Feet Under?
I know it was the same creator/writer as American Beauty (Alan Ball) and the same composer for the SFU music....but I don't recall having heard this particular song on SFU ever.

sorry, it reminds me of the intro, the name helped/same guy

 jools wrote:
This wonderful piece was sampled about 2 years ago - anyone out there know what it was called?

Thanx
 

THink it was called 'American Dream' - by Jakatta
This wonderful piece was sampled about 2 years ago - anyone out there know what it was called?

Thanx
musikalia wrote:
I don't recall having heard this particular song on SFU ever.
It's from American Beauty!
jenakle wrote:
awww I miss 6 feet under :(
This music was in Six Feet Under? I know it was the same creator/writer as American Beauty (Alan Ball) and the same composer for the SFU music....but I don't recall having heard this particular song on SFU ever.
awww I miss 6 feet under :(
joanbcn wrote:
Hi! Not on House but I think they play it on 6 Feet Under... May be we are both trippin
And on Dead Like Me, if I'm not mistaken.
horstman wrote:
Girls with cigarettes aren't even worth one look!!!
Horstman! Surely you remember high school: Girls who smoke will poke.
keller1 wrote:
Love this tune. Not an easy one to find for download.
I bought it off of iTunes...its on a Leonard Maltin favorite movies songs CD, or something like that....
kindermanltd wrote:
Amazing use of contrast in this composition. Kept it simple and it sounds smart.
perfect description!
My name is Lester Burnham. This is my neighborhood. This is my street. This is my life. I'm 42 years old. In less than a year, I'll be dead. Of course, I don't know that yet. In a way, I'm dead already.
Thomas Newman is such a fine creator of film scores, no matter the genre.
Thomas Newman is a brilliant composer. Also check out the soundtracks to "A Series of Unfortunate Events," and even "Finding Nemo." There are many more, I just can't think of them at the moment.
God I love this movie.
The song ist called "Dead Already" not "Still Dead"......
Alpine wrote:
Saw Genesis last night at Arco in Sacramento. This was playing while we were sitting and waiting for the show. Cool song.
THEN GENESIS CAME ON STAGE...AND EVERYBODY LEFT!
DrCyKosis wrote:
I love the scene where the Peter Gallagher and Annette Bening characters are in the hotel. He says something like "Do you like getting nailed by the King?". And she says "Oh yes your Majesty!" Friggin' hilarious!
that is classic! love this movie.
Love this tune. Not an easy one to find for download.
I love Thomas Newman. I so want to have like ten thousand of his babies!
Amazing use of contrast in this composition. Kept it simple and it sounds smart.
nm
Thanks so much for playing this!
You can never tell me what to do ever again!!!! A classic.
I love the scene where the Peter Gallagher and Annette Bening characters are in the hotel. He says something like "Do you like getting nailed by the King?". And she says "Oh yes your Majesty!" Friggin' hilarious!
Why do I feel the urge to grab a video camera and start shooting plastic bags blowing around?
horstman wrote:
Girls with cigarettes aren't even worth one look!!!
That's a young Stockard Channing on the left.
This song is amazing on its own, but with the ties to American Beauty, this one will always be a ten for me.
Saw Genesis last night at Arco in Sacramento. This was playing while we were sitting and waiting for the show. Cool song.
Darkmatter wrote:
"I mean, he didn't even like, look at me once!"
Girls with cigarettes aren't even worth one look!!!
i'm not sure what this movie would have been without the music. this song in particular.
I love hearing his soundtracks- such a great alternative to the overwrought syrupy strings too many film composers use.
Although the movie has less and less effect on me as the years pass, the music remains a constant "10"