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Score is truer to the book than the movie
• Posted by: Mark   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, September 1, 2003, at 6:34 p.m.
• IP Address: 165.134.188.88

Maybe you'll disagree with me on this (or maybe I'm just crazy), but I think the score conveys the same feeling i felt as when i read the book. I started it before the movie came out, and there was always this feeling of not only magic, but mystery. Hedgewig's Theme encompasses this PERFECTLY. You all know how it goes; it starts soft, and sounds like there should be more to it, and then he lets it all out, just like J.K. Rowling does (only she let's it out in smaller doses than Williams' music). The movie itself, as much as I enjoy it and watch it repeatedly, doesn't have as strong a feeling of mystery as the book and the score; and what a magnificent score it is.

As far as the comparisons to The Lord of the Rings go; they are completely different scores. The Lord of the Rings is more dramatic and overpowering, but Harry Potter is, like I said, magical, mysterious, and occasionally joyful (Diagon Alley). There is hardly any joy in Lord of the Rings, save "Concerning Hobbits." Just because they are both classical scores doesn't mean they should appeal to all who like soundtracks. I personally like both, but these soundtracks are about as similar as the Beach Boys are to Smashmouth (they're both Rock and Roll, right?)






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