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In Desplat's Defense
• Posted by: Glass
• Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 11:48 p.m.
• IP Address: cpe-76-170-177-154.socal.res.rr.com

While I agree that the weakness of this score is how anonymous it is, I think there is a good reason for it.
The anonymous nature of Desplat's score for Part I prevents obvious musical continuity issues between the two parts if Williams returned for Part II. (Although I'd prefer the same composer for musical continuity, as it's technically one film)

At the same time, if Desplat does return for Part II, he could allowed more freedom to be more expressive with the themes he has introduced.

I'm a bit hesitant to blame Desplat, as it seems the anonymous nature of his score and hoopers' scores could be the musical preferences of Director David Yates. Still, at least there are still some awesome standalone cues to enjoy (Snape to Malfoy Manor & Sky Battle).

Thanks again Christian for a great review!




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