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Comments about the soundtrack for Iris (James Horner)

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Re: Iris is more "Beautiful" then "Mind"
• Posted by: Joseph   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at 3:41 p.m.
• IP Address: spider-to021.proxy.aol.com
• In Response to: Iris is more "Beautiful" then "Mind" (Ryan)

> If BEAUTIFUL MIND sounded too much like BICENTENNIAL MAN, then IRIS will
> please you. It goes much farther back into Horner's filmography for
> inspiration...

> http://www.cinemusic.net/reviews/2001/iris.html Ryan

Call me crazy, but I happen to find Iris to be dull and uninspired. I have heard the little twinkling Horner sound effects till I almost throw up when I hear them. Iris is nothing more than Spitfire Grill incognito. No, not even incognito. It's just Spitfire Grill. And it doesn't seem to care.

I find Beautiful Mind to be a much more in depth and personal score. Granted, BM steals from the other BM (Bic. Man), but Horner at least juices it up a bit with added voice and woodwinds. Beautiful Mind is not an action score. It is, however, a deeply moving and INSPIRED score. Of course, that's just my opinion.
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