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Goldenthal: Master Experimenter

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Goldenthal: Master Experimenter   Friday, December 22, 2017 (3:39 p.m.) 

"There seems to be a determination by the composer that any situation requiring dread or despair requires synthetic accentuation. And, yes, Dunkirk is an extremely "processed" score. It's also a cheap and novice approach to a WWII movie that could have been serviced better by the exact same constructs if they had been conveyed by musical instruments and performance capabilities that actually existed at the time. One can only imagine what the Elliot Goldenthal writing techniques of the 1990's could have provided for this context using organic means."

Holy heck, yes! I thought the same thing about Elliot Goldenthal. Just imagine his organic and atonal constructs from In Dreams or Alien 3 wrecking havoc on the beaches of Dunkirk. How far blockbuster music has fallen...


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