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Comments about the soundtrack for Beyond Borders (James Horner)

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One of the Weakest Complaints I've ever heard; there's a subtle power
• Posted by: Paul
• Date: Thursday, November 20, 2003, at 10:09 a.m.
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• In Response to: One Of the Weakest Scores Ever Heard (Jack)

> I'm goona tell you one thing!!! James Horner has nothing to say good since
> 2000.His Scores are similar to his projects like Beautiful Mind , Deep
> Impact.It's not the same as beautiful instrumental scores like : The
> Legends of The Fall or even Casper or Titanic.This music is weak and
> Beyond Borders very weird. I don't know what it is?Jack from Poznan.

If by weird you mean "different/unusual." Sure it is. Weak? No. I think i takes a subtle ear to appreciate this score. I has some truly great moments. not everything will slap you in the face with power like legends of the fall or braveheart lets say.
I think this score will affect you more if you have any interest for what it represents (ie- humanitarian struggles in the third world) I mean, ignoring the failure of the film due to its romance/humanitarian divide, if you can sense at all the ideal the movie was trying to represent and put yourself in that place, this score soars.
I haven't seen the film myself, but the ideas of it in my mind (of humanitarian work in africa, asia, and europe) make the main theme seem so poignant to me, while the dark parts represent the suffering of the world that most of us will never realize.
Maybe it's just a personal thing, but there is untold beauty in Horner's work for Beyond Borders, you just have to know what you're looking for from it.

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