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• Posted by: E. W. Korngold
• Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at 12:51 p.m.
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Hmm ... nice movie; barely-adequate soundtrack, for me. Long sections
of this music sound like they were scored straight from the
synthesizer temp track by a first-year composition student. Sustained
low-register chords (for the *left* hand), and a single melody line
(for the *right* hand). The meter is consistently stodgy (everything
cut into 4-bar phrases); all of the melodies have the same little
half-turns and two-note stepwise runs; the awkward modal harmonies
sound too faux Vaughan-Williams.

And then, just to get Modern, the chorus yelps in 12-part tone
clusters, the brasses overplay, some junkyard percussion whumps a few
times, everyone bleats their way up to fortissimo, followed by the
requisite Movie Silence.

No thanks; I'll think I'll go take some Bax symphonies, Bliss's 'Color
Symphony' and a little William Alwyn and go cobble my own LOTR
soundtrack and imagine how good the music *could* have been.

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