Rachel Roberts and Al Pacino

Film Info

Written and Directed by Andrew Niccol

Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by Carter Burwell
Music Editor: Adam Smalley
Music Scoring Mixer: Mike Farrow
Contractor: Sandy Park
Recorded at National Edison Studio
Mixed at The Body Studio

Starring Al Pacino, Winona Ryder, Catherine Keener, Rachel Roberts, Evan Rachel Wood

U.S. Release August, 2002


Winona Ryder and Al Pacino


"As he's proven in such Coen Brothers scores as Fargo and Barton Fink, Burwell is a master of the absurd, using off-kilter instrumentations and string-heavy orchestrations to make ironic commentaries on his often absurd subjects. Without resorting to high-tech musical cliches, Burwell's music for Simone has a neat, futuristic edge. Not only do you hear the clicks and whirrs going in the creation of the cgi supermodel, but Burwell's frantic percussion also lets you hear the crazed mind of her creator. From tangos to Jamaican riffs, Burwell pulls off a madcap comedy of stylistic choices that's never 'funny' music as such, but wry and ingenious, with a particularly beautiful and haunting theme for its heroine who never was." - Daniel Schweiger, Venice Magazine, October, 2002.