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Comments about the soundtrack for Minority Report (John Williams)

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Re: The Day I got "1492" I knew I'd conquered Paradise!
• Posted by: CS^TBL   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, November 2, 2002, at 2:27 p.m.
• IP Address: hmm-dca-ap02-d05-178.dial.freesurf.nl
• In Response to: Re: The Day I got "1492" I knew I'd conquered ... (Pawel Stroinski)

You can't compare the music from bladerunner with MinRep. You can't even compare the movies themself. While MR probably is a realistic view of the future, Bladerunner is a spooky/lonely/mysterious view of the future. The same story for the music, being a fan of both Williams and Vangelis, I'd say that Vangelis's music for blader *is* spooky/lonely/mysterious. Bladerunner is one of those movies where the music is 1:1 with the movie. When I went to the cinema to watch MR, I expected more, based on the art-concepts on the MR website. In the end I have to conclude that the story of MR could have been played today.. it's imo a today-story, playing in the future, while Bladerunner is a future-story playing in the far future.. compared to MR, I'd place Bladerunner somewhere in 2315 orso

The music of Vangelis is played on synthesizers which you can't just give a place on the timeline of life.. ok, it's what was possible on synths in 1981/1982.. but still today the music sounds like the future.. that's because it isn't orchestral.. (which sounds 'familiar' to us, which makes it sound like 'today') Vangelis' music contains those weird beeps, slide-downs, big booms, an emotional minimalistic sounding rhodes, all elements which suits a future movie very well..

I'd say that Williams is briliant, but that both Spielberg and Williams should do what they do best.. which is basicly, nearly everything they did before A.I.
And about Vangelis, he does what he does.. and he does that very well.. if you ever need futuristic music for a futuristic movie like Bladerunner.. hire Vangelis.. guaranteed succes.




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