the film would have been a disaster without the music??
Posted by: Jack Paladin <Send E-Mail> Date: Sunday, December 19, 2004, at 12:41 p.m. IP Address: core25.interbel.net
I always find it indicative when someone shows their bias by saying a movie, such as Legends of the Fall has ..."simplistic themes in a Western sort of way..." and says the film would have been a disaster without the great and mighty LONDON---symphony orchestra. It's like someone saying "The Shining" by Stephen King was just a horror show, and missing the beautiful allegory between the main POV character and the boiler. Gosh--I wonder it that person is from the UK?
Ahem... "One mustn't criticize other people on grounds where he can't stand perpendicular himself." - Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
And... "I believe that the trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all trades, and that it has no real value--certainly no large value...However, let it go. It is the will of God that we must have critics, and missionaries, and congressmen, and humorists, and we must bear the burden."
- Mark Twain's Autobiography
The music would have been nothing without the tale. The London symphony orchestra should be grateful to get the work.
By the way... I live in the mountains of Northwest Montana...