Posted by: TheDoppel <Send E-Mail> Date: Monday, April 10, 2017, at 12:38 a.m. IP Address: 75-163-7-241.lsv2.qwest.net
Now Playing: Not Arrival
Arrival is one of the single best movies I've ever seen, at least as a sci-fi fan anyway. I won't spoil it, but this film called for a truly special score by its structure alone (think palindromes and linguistic contextualization)—and then just imagine if it had a memorable theme to go with it. I'm just pained to see such an opportunity for intelligence and lyricism go to waste.
Maybe it's just me, but I think Howard Shore would have been a stellar pick for this movie, especially if he was given a good year or two to compose the score (that's not realistic but still). Instead we got this upsettingly bland ambience.
So. . . . Howard Shore? Someone else? Who do you think'd be a good pick?