Posted by: Alexander Klein <Send E-Mail> Date: Friday, September 23, 2005, at 6:24 p.m. IP Address: dynamic-ip-cr20011881219.cable.net.co
Ok, after reading the review that Filmtracks put up and reading all the comments the readers made, i'll say a few things.
First of all, we all know that Clint Eastwood is NOT known as a composer, and his work here demonstrates it. But at the same time, not everyone can write such a simple but beautiful melody like Eastwood did. The shame is that this is basically all there is in the score. I think it's a great melody, very simple but very nice. The fact that it is simple doesn't mean that it can't be nice......example? John Williams' main theme for Jaws is the most simple theme i've heard, and yet, it IS one of the most famous and acclaimed themes in film music history (a film music college student can certainly do something more complex than that!!! don't you think so, who ever wrote the review in Filmtracks?). So lets stop judging and give this guy some credit, because he does deserve something!! It is obvious that Mr. Eastwood wants to look and be the biggest star ever, by producing, directing, acting and scoring Million Dollar Baby, but his job was decent.
I bought the score, and i like it very much. It's just a matter of selecting the best variations on the main theme (and only one) that you liked the best.