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Comments about the soundtrack for Michael Clayton (James Newton Howard)
How can you rate this 1 star?


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Gavin Salkeld
How can you rate this 1 star?   Wednesday, February 13, 2008 (7:24 a.m.) 

This is not a score "equiped" with a huge orchestra or nothing like it, itīs basically electronic but it works SO WELL on the film...How do you rate this 1 star?Does a score need a large amount of instruments to be good?I loved the film and i'm a huge fan of Newton Howard's music so OF COURSE i will buy this album as soon as i can. You shouldn't rate this one star,itīs a "crime"!The Academy Awards are no example but this one they got it right, it will not win the Oscar but it was deservely nominated. Congratulations Mr. James Newton Howard!

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Re: How can you rate this 1 star?   Tuesday, February 26, 2008 (7:41 p.m.) 

He gave it 1 star because he hates ambient music (check out his review for Traffic, which is a 5-star score in my eyes). Also, he doesnt watch every film for every score he listens to. Which is a MAJOR POINT, here. Watch the darn movie, and THEN review the score.

I completely gree with you, the score works so well in the film. I loved this because it was so dark and moody - JUST like the film, yet he slates it for being mood in the review. Again, WATCH THE DARN MOVIE and then rate it. You can just give ambient stuff 1 star cos you hate it, what kind of unbiased review is that?!

I found Michael Clayton to be an intricate and fascinating score, and it deserves a lot more than 1 star. It fits the film, it carries the emotions, it's more than serves its purpose. And well done Academy for nominating it, its great.

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