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Comments about the soundtrack for The Lost World: Jurassic Park (John Williams)

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Re: I guess I have a soft spot...
• Posted by: Scott M.   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, July 3, 2009, at 9:35 a.m.
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• In Response to: I guess I have a soft spot... (Indiana Schwartz)
• Now Playing: The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Also, doesn't anybody actually take into consideration the movie this music accompanies? This is a different island where everything has gone native and it's survival of the fastest.

As "controversial" as this might sound, I believe the film didn't really give Williams much choice but to abandon most of the original thematic material from the 1st film. Gone is the fresh wonder of seeing the dinosaurs and present is the frenzied, brutal escape from the island's locals.

I actually applaud Williams for trying something different here. Keeping the above mentioned facts in mind, The Lost World: Jurassic Park can be a thrilling, even exhilerating journey into the heart of an island gone wrong!

> I guess I must have a soft spot for this score... I agree with your
> review, but there wasn't much by way of pointing out the good in the
> review.

> "The Hunt" is an interesting cue, but I actually don't believe
> the main theme is stated. There is a different theme there, possibly an
> up-tempo variation on the main theme, but a different melody all together.
> The construct of it actually sounds similar to "Flag Parade"
> from Phantom Menace, sort of an extended march. Is this what you
> meant?

> Despite the film's "I can't believe I'm watching this schlock"
> feel at the San Diego portions, "Visitor in San Diego" actually
> has some very wild, frantic orchestrations and in my opinion, it's one of
> Williams' more complex and enjoyable action cues, along the lines of
> "The Ultimate War" from Hook. The transfer into the
> jungle rhythm about 3/4 way into the cue is a great moment. "Rescuing
> Sarah" is highly percussive, but some great crescendos are reached
> and it's I think it's exciting to hear John Williams reach into this
> brutal sound that he rarely goes for.

> I agree with your rating of 3 stars, I just think you sounded a tad on the
> negative side. Yes, it's a disappointment due to it's departure from the
> original spirit (and material) of Jurassic Park, but John Williams
> on a mediocre day is ten times better than most others on a good one.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • I guess I have a soft spot...  (3018 views)
       Indiana Schwartz - Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at 11:27 a.m.
    •      Re: I guess I have a soft spot...  (2550 views)    We're Here
         Scott M. - Friday, July 3, 2009, at 9:35 a.m.

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