Posted by: Tom <Send E-Mail> Date: Friday, December 9, 2005, at 8:19 a.m. IP Address: d51a5cfa1.access.telenet.be
It was so hard getting this score in Belgium, it seemed ages when I finally found it (hidden in the Hans Zimmer collection, horrible disgrace!!! ) Anyway, I popped it in my Cd player and I loved it, enjoyed the wonderful themes and still, I missed something! There's something about this music that causes me to feel completly different than his other scores. There doesn't seem to be an overruling feeling, no romantic, nor suspense or any overwhelming feeling. It's so odd. I've been trying to listen to it, and still... nothing. As a huge James Newton Howard fan, I was completely in shock!
Luckily his other scores are still SUPERB!!!! Mister Howard's just top! Can't wait for his 'King Kong' score.
One last remark to conclude this odd twist of mind: why is everyone regarding John Williams as THE composer to which every other composer should be compared. He's not a saint, and i must say not all of his writings are good. of course, the majority are wonderful, but still, i'm getting it on my nerves, especially with the harry potter saga, that everyone thinks oh so greatly of Williams.
There are other composers who write complex and noticeworthable scores! and James Newton Howard is definately one of them. (Listen to 'Snow Falling on Cedars' and be convinced.