SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Captain Marvel
    2. HTTYD: The Hidden World
   3. The Lego Movie 2
  4. Aquaman
 5. Spider-Man: Into Spider-Verse
6. Bumblebee
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Batman
        2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
       3. Apollo 13
      4. Edward Scissorhands
     5. How to Train Your Dragon
    6. Jurassic World: Kingdom
   7. First Man
  8. Solo: A Star Wars Story
 9. Justice League
10. Ready Player One
Home Page
Menu Options ▼
Comments about the soundtrack for The Hurt Locker (Marco Beltrami/Buck Sanders)

Edit | Delete
Re: Solid effort, but... strange
Profile Image
• Posted by: Flo   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 4:18 p.m.
• IP Address: g224126041.adsl.alicedsl.de
• In Response to: Re: Solid effort, but... strange (Scott W. Williams)

>Whew! Sorry for rambling!
Long post .

In essence... and much shorter ... you are right.
But I guess it's the same as it was when John Williams composed the music for Star Wars. Currently Hollywood favours selling every aspect of it's productions - and challenging scores being not exactly your idea of a best seller - so they tend to demand stuff that is either pretty bland and only appeals to people the same way that radio makes you buy a CD in a store. Countless repetition.

> I just don't focus on it. I focus
> on the fact that I'm glad that I love film music, I'm glad it's available
> to hear, I enjoy examining different composers, different approaches,
> different ideas, how a composition is designed, why, what different colors
> or textures are used, how it integrates with the film. I love what I
> listen to and I love that I can enjoy it so purely and be entertained or
> moved or excited while still intellectually able to appreciate the art and
> science behind the profession.

Same goes for me. I listen to a lot of different composers. Why? Because I like what they do. Hans Zimmers orchestral works are not really appealing to me, but he composes the hell-of-a-music for smaller ensembles (smaller for HIM) like Black Hawk Down. A lot of people don't like it, i find it terrific. it's something different from a guy who has come to a point where at least I feel that I have heard it one too many times.
So when something as crazy and different as this score by Marco Beltrami comes around, it's like... Hey, that sounds interesting. I know Beltrami can do good things with an orchestra and he knows a lot about electronic effects. But here... that's new. I hope - better, know - he won't abandon his other way, but it's nice to hear something different for a change.
So - to other people who think like Christian in this review - give this thing a chance.




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>


Copyright © 1998-2019, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.