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Re: I can totally see why too!
• Posted by: pippin   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at 3:05 a.m.
• IP Address: node250-208064012.biola.edu
• In Response to: Re: I can totally see why too! (Amuro)

1) Return of the King
This is an absolutely amazing soundtrack, by far the best one i have ever heard. And to top it off, it has one of the coolest movies on the planet to accompany it. In most movies, the music is made to add emotion to the visual part of the film. In the ROTK, i defintely felt like the visual was made to accompany the music. The grandeur and amazazing power of the music disassociated me from the movie. As I have said in many post under The Return of the King, "The White Tree" is by far the best track of all of the soundtracks. Alone (without the movie) its power is absolutely enthralling. Adding the Lighting of the Beacons brings invisible tears to my eyes. The Shelob's Lair track puts chills up my spine, in a good way. And Ben Del Meastro in Minas Tirith makes me want to die listening to him sing.

2) The Fellowship of the Ring
This one seemed to give the LOTR is distinctiveness and set stage for the mood of the rest of the films. It definetely booted james horner out of the way, and put howard shore at the top of my list. I definetely say that he captured tolkien's theme in this movie through the extreme varitions between the happy go lucky hobbiton and the evil tamed isendard. The best track would have to be "The Bridge of Khazad Dum", especially with ben del maestro. also, for me my favorite part of the film with the balrog and all that good stuff. my next favorite would have to be "The Breaking of the Fellowship"; this one seems to contain the strongness and power the is contain in the other pieces, while staying low key. Its hard to describe.

3) As much as I loved the rohan theme, it didn't quite beat the fellowship's theme. The best part of this piece would have to be Samwise the Brave...phenomenal piece, kind of like The Breaking of the Fellowship in the FOTR. Gollum's Song is one of the coolest "suicide" songs i have ever heard. I absolutely love its eiery (sp?) feeling. This soundtrack is fun to listen to, but doesn't give me the same kind of feeling as the ROTK. (except Forth Eorlingas)

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pippin




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