Goldsmith effectively recreates the dark side of '50s Los Angeles. by filmfactsman (February 28, 2005)
There are those who think that Jerry Goldsmith ripped off his prior masterpiece score for "Chinatown" in composing this period film score. I'm not one of them. I think he does an admirable job in recreating the steamy, sleazy, scandalous atmosphire that sorrounds this riveting film about corruption in the Los Angeles Police Force in the early 1950s. A multiple Oscar nominee in 1997 (including Goldsmith for his score), the film was ultimately railroaded by "Titanic" at the Academy Awards. But with other films like "Pulp Fiction" and "Fargo", time will tell.