Posted by: Seongyong Cho <Send E-Mail> Date: Thursday, September 14, 2000, at 10:37 a.m. IP Address: cache.kaist.ac.kr
After first listening, I was really dissapointed by Jerry Goldsmith's music. By the way, I listened to the music again, and watched the movie to check the effect of music. After, I concluded that "The Hollow Man" is an low-average action score; also, it's another Goldsmith's stock-action music like "Deep Rising".
First track, which is the main title, is really works well in the movie, and it's the most enjoyable part in this soundtrack. With distictive title design, string play from "Basic Instinct" warns us that something strange will be happen, and then brass play frighten us with "bloody" invisible creature at last. After main theme, the music becomes boring because of repetive brass attack, but, from the end of track 12, very eerie electronic sound is appeared, and this sound makes the last track, which is really good finale, interesting.
In brief, "The Hollow Man" is adequate score for the movie about invisable man, but it's not impressive on CD. It's very dissapointing that "The Hollow Man" is Jerry Goldsmith's first work in 2000