Posted by: Hyun21K <Send E-Mail> Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 12:31 p.m. IP Address: pool-71-106-235-80.lsanca.dsl-w.verizon.net
I've noticed that many Mr. Clemmensen's reviews but the background cues as "unfortunate" parts of music.
Isn't background music forced onto the composer? When nothing is happening or too much is happening in the film, does the composer have any choice but to provide a muted accompaniment?
Likewise, isn't it the structure of the plot that determines which themes will be heard? Also, film composers have to write a lot of music, on average an hour per film. Most film composers are not at the liberty to endlessly revise their scores, but instead have to meet the demands of the production schedule, including rehearsal and recording times.
On a random note, bagpipes do sound harsh, especially the Scottish ones, but that's the part I RELISH of their sound!