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Meet Joe Black is a American romantic fantasy film directed and produced by Martin Brest Music by, Thomas Newman. Cinematography, Emmanuel. Listen to music from Meet Joe Black Soundtrack like What A Wonderful World. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Meet Joe Black Soundtrack. Stream Meet Joe Black Soundtrack (Someone Else) by Samuel François from desktop or your mobile device.
Susan meets a vibrant young man at a coffee shop. He takes an interest in her and tells her that lightning may strike.
She is enamored but parts without getting his name. Unbeknownst to her, the man is struck by multiple cars in a possibly fatal accident.
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Death arrives at Bill's home in the uninjured body of the young man, explaining that Bill's impassioned speech has piqued his interest. Given Bill's "competence, experience, and wisdom", Death says that for as long as Bill will be his guide on Earth, Bill will not have to die. Making up a name on the spot, Death is introduced to the family as "Joe Black".
Bill's best efforts to navigate the next few days, knowing them now to be his last, fail to keep events from going rapidly out of his control. Drew is secretly conspiring with a man bidding for Parrish Communications.
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He capitalizes on Bill's strange behavior and unexplained reliance on Joe to convince the board of directors to vote Bill out as Chairman, using information given to him inadvertently by Bill's son-in-law, Quince, to push through approval for the merger which William had decided to oppose. Susan is confused by the appearance of Joe, believing him to be the young man from the coffee shop, but eventually falls deeply in love with him. Joe is now under the influence of human desires and becomes attracted to her as well.
After they make love, Joe asks Susan, "What do we do now?
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As his last birthday arrives, Bill appeals to Joe to recognize the meaning of true love and all it encompasses, especially honesty and sacrifice. Joe comes to understand that he must set aside his own desire and allow Susan to live her life. They both have a certain restrained, intense passion to them that sends shivers down my spine each time I sit down to listen.
Out of many current composers for film, Newman takes one of the more "classical" approaches to scoring. His music has a timelessness to it. The score for Meet Joe Black has these elements, and a few more. It also has many dark undertones that were not found lurking anywhere in Quilt or Women.
Considering the story, this makes sense. Pitt plays Death, come to roam among humans in the body of a newly deceased pro bono lawyer. He approaches Hopkins' character with a proposition: I give you an extension on life in return for you giving me a tour of your world. He chooses Hopkins for his success in life, and the wisdom that comes with it.
Along the way, he just happens to fall head over heels with Claire Forlani, Hopkins' daughter in the film. Nothing good, of course, can come of flirting with death, and the story progresses from there. I would not say that the music is as consistent as some of Newman's past scores, but it is stirring.