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HANGING UP – David Hirschfelder

February 18, 2000 Leave a comment

hangingupOriginal Review by Jonathan Broxton

Following the world-wide praise (and Oscar nominations) he received for his original scores for Shine and Elizabeth, it was surely only a matter of time before Australian composer David Hirschfelder got the call from Hollywood. In the end, the call came from Diane Keaton, wanting him to write the score for her new movie Hanging Up, a modern comedy about three sisters (Keaton, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow) who have to deal with an incorrigible, obnoxious father (Walter Matthau), and who seemingly spend 99% of their lives on the phone with each other. As I write this, Hanging Up has been receiving atrocious reviews from the American press, and causing me to wonder whether attaching himself to this film will ultimately prove to be a good move or a bad move for Hirschfelder. Read more…