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Comments about the soundtrack for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (James Horner)

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Yeah, guess I almost fall into the avoid it category too
• Posted by: JBlough (formerly TUBA)   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 6:26 p.m.
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• In Response to: I cannot believe this copy paste score ... (kharol)
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I'm puzzled how this score gets an effectively fresh label. It recycles a theme note-for-note and gets lost in driftings and chord shifts noticeable from far too many Horner scores. I'm not against a subtle listen, but too much familiarity with this kind of stuff can cause it to become nothing more than background wallpaper. Nonetheless, it still is a pleasant package, and despite its flaws the album is still a decent showing from Horner. An acceptable 3 stars, but nowhere near the quality of the other scores on Christian's best of list, or even any of mine.




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