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Film Noir

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Film Noir

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Carly Simon
Producers:
Arista

We gave it a B-

Carly Simon teams up with pianist/arranger Jimmy Webb for a heartfelt trip back to classic movie songs in Film Noir. Sure, this is the popcorny fodder of cabaret acts, but the toothy one smiles so Ultra Brite-believable through these dusty standards, you can’t help but wish her well. Good choices: ”Lilli Marlene” and ”Two Sleepy People,” a lullaby-gushed duet with John Travolta. Bad choice: the Webb/Simon-penned title track, which misses the film noir point. B-