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Haunting Score

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Haunting Score   Tuesday, October 26, 2004 (10:27 a.m.) 

A contemplative and haunting score woven with a meandering dance of violin and piano. Tracks 1,3 10 and 11 offer the most enjoyable listening experience with the rest of the CD tracks either quiet underscore or jarring electronics. In the film's delicate moments the score supports well and is both moving and stirring. As a Hornerphile I welcome this latest effort and savor the departure from his more recent full orchestra scores.

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Re: Haunting Score   Tuesday, October 26, 2004 (3:20 p.m.) 

> A contemplative and haunting score woven with a meandering dance of violin
> and piano. Tracks 1,3 10 and 11 offer the most enjoyable listening
> experience with the rest of the CD tracks either quiet underscore or
> jarring electronics. In the film's delicate moments the score supports
> well and is both moving and stirring. As a Hornerphile I welcome this
> latest effort and savor the departure from his more recent full orchestra
> scores.

So you prefer his electronics scores (Patriot Games/ Unlawful Entry/ Beyond Borders/ The Forgotten) over his orchestral masterpieces (Glory/Willow/ Rocketeer, etc)? It seems like you enjoy the orchestarl parts of The Forgotten more (track 1, 11, etc). I hope Horner returns to his "full orchestra scores" soon... To Each his own, I guess

-Carlton

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Re: Haunting Score   Wednesday, October 27, 2004 (7:13 a.m.) 

> So you prefer his electronics scores (Patriot Games/ Unlawful Entry/
> Beyond Borders/ The Forgotten) over his orchestral masterpieces
> (Glory/Willow/ Rocketeer, etc)? It seems like you enjoy the orchestarl
> parts of The Forgotten more (track 1, 11, etc). I hope Horner returns to
> his "full orchestra scores" soon... To Each his own, I guess

> -Carlton

Hi Carlton,
May I suggest that you drew the wrong conclusion. I love Horner's orchestral scores, dearly. But for the same reason I do not eat steak every night, a change of pace or style is always welcome. I value and appreciate all his music and live for each new piece. Whether orchestral or synthetic I always hear his heart speaking. After reading the DaVinci code I wait with grand anticipation for his score.

Have a nice day.

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Re: Haunting Score   Friday, October 29, 2004 (10:57 a.m.) 

> Hi Carlton,
May I suggest that you drew the wrong conclusion. I love
> Horner's orchestral scores, dearly. But for the same reason I do not eat
> steak every night, a change of pace or style is always welcome. I value
> and appreciate all his music and live for each new piece. Whether
> orchestral or synthetic I always hear his heart speaking. After reading
> the DaVinci code I wait with grand anticipation for his score.

> Have a nice day.

That is exactly how I see it as well.:) To me, there is no difference in terms of quality when it comes to Electronic or Orchestral scores. Electronic scores like "Beyond Borders" ( a dear favorite of mine, harsh synths and all) allow for more experimental approaches, not only for the film, but also for the composer.8)


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Re: Haunting Score   Sunday, November 14, 2004 (1:19 a.m.) 

May I suggest that you drew the wrong conclusion. I love

> That is exactly how I see it as well.:) To me, there is no difference in
> terms of quality when it comes to Electronic or Orchestral scores.
> Electronic scores like "Beyond Borders" ( a dear favorite of
> mine, harsh synths and all) allow for more experimental approaches, not
> only for the film, but also for the composer.8)

Very good debate... I personnaly prefer Hornerīs more orchestral scores but from the more electronic field I really love Gorky Park, Commando - but almost hate Red Heat
Also very good electronic score was My Heroes have always been cowboys - but would deserve to be release in much better form than as song album with about 7 minutes of score...
In fact I would say that Horners orchestral scores are great and can be very well appreciated without seeing the film, his electronic scores relies much more on work with the image... have not seen The Forgotten yet but probably will like the score much more after seeing it in the movie... On his own it did not caught me as Gorky Park did (also Gorky is a very good film) and almost every track in the first half of the disc brings something new and can work with samplers very well without sounding too oldfashioned as most of the electronic scores of the 80īs era.

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Non-Harsh Electronics   Wednesday, October 27, 2004 (10:26 a.m.) 

I don't think the electronics are as harsh as in Beyond Borders whatsoever, and think track 4 is a great show of Horner's talent with electronics. I think this score and House of Sand and Fog represent Horner's best use of electronics in his career.

Tim

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Re: Non-Harsh Electronics   Thursday, October 28, 2004 (6:18 a.m.) 

> I don't think the electronics are as harsh as in Beyond Borders
> whatsoever, and think track 4 is a great show of Horner's talent with
> electronics. I think this score and House of Sand and Fog represent
> Horner's best use of electronics in his career.

> Tim

I agree! I thought the electronics were a lot less grating and didn't last as long as they did in Beyond Borders, which in my book made this score easier to listen to the whole thing without skipping tracks. I think this score is an atmospheric journey into the mind of Julianne Moore's character and really hit the nail on the head in the movie and every emotion and fear coming through in the soundtrack. I personally have enjoyed it ;-)

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