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Comments about the soundtrack for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Tan Dun)

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I normally agree with Filmtracks but....................
• Posted by: Parjanya Sen   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, June 22, 2006, at 1:56 a.m.
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I really felt that this review was very biased. Even in the separate page about the 2000 Oscars, Tan Dun's score has been curiously overlooked. The best love theme has been chosen as Gabriel Yared's theme for Autumn in New York, which could easily be replaced by "The Eternal Vow" theme from Crouching Tiger, that was not only THE strongest of the year, but one of THE best themes I have ever heard, and I am quite the music fanatic (be it being Williams, Goldsmith, Menken, Howard Shore, Zimmer or Max Steiner).

It is also extremely curious that Filmtracks which covers each review in meticulous detail, has kept this review strangely short, WITH NO MENTION WHATSOEVER of "The Eternal Vow Theme" which is no less emotive than Williams' theme from Schindler's List.

All this made me wonder, is Filmtracks, which I have always touted as THE best critic on film music, really xenophobic?

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