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Comments about the soundtrack for The Hurt Locker (Marco Beltrami/Buck Sanders)

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Re: Solid effort, but... strange
• Posted by: Scott W. Williams   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 11:33 a.m.
• IP Address: adsl-250-182-99.ard.bellsouth.net
• In Response to: Solid effort, but... strange (Flo)

> This score is different for a change, maybe not
> the most pleasant thing around, but different.

If nothing else, that is so true. Which is one of the reasons I think it's Oscar-worthy.

> To those people who speak of this more as sound effect than music, I think
> that you don't need a motiv or melody for everything. Sometimes a certain
> sound suffices (I think of what Zimmer did with the Joker Theme). Totally
> depends on what you are aiming for. So I wouldn't bash those people who
> like this score with sarcastic comments about them having some emotional
> problem.

Great point about the Zimmer Joker Theme. That was a really interesting idea of his, so simple and different but worked just as well as any melody could have. It suggested a cold, aloof and menacing theme for the joker with just a slow rising synth noise.




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