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Re: Actually, pretty colorless
• Posted by: sam   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, October 3, 2002, at 10:27 a.m.
• IP Address: c7144706.state.nj.us
• In Response to: Actually, pretty colorless (E. W. Korngold)

I could not imagine a more perfect score. Howard Shore did not intend to do anything 'new.' He wanted the film to have a feeling of tradition and antiquity. The theme for the hobbits is nothing less than miraculous - an original tune that not only sounds like a traditional English folk song but stands out as one of most lovely melodies ever heard in that genre. There are scenes in the mines of Moria which are simply mesmerizing because of the intensely dramatic power of the musical score - e.g. how the feeling of absolute awe is musically expressed when the fellowship enters the great hall, or how the feeling of the company's horror and shock after Gandalf falls to his apparent death is so exquisitely framed by the single ethereal vocal line. I am sorry for those who are so critical with their ears and training that they cannot listen with their hearts.




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