SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Incredibles 2
    2. Solo: A Star Wars Story
   3. Deadpool 2
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
 5. A Quiet Place
6. Ready Player One
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
        2. Gladiator
       3. Blade Runner 2049
      4. Batman
     5. Thor: Ragnarok
    6. The Avengers
   7. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  8. Avatar
 9. Dunkirk
10. Phantom Thread
Home Page
Menu Options ▼
Comments about the soundtrack for The Missing (James Horner)
Christian's review is right...

Scorehound
<Send E-Mail>
(d142-59-36-183.abhsia.telus.net)


  Responses to this Comment:
David
Christian's review is right...   Friday, December 12, 2003 (12:29 p.m.) 

This score is definately a 5 star score...

After listening to the Cd over and over again I tryed to find these similarities that Horner bashers have been using against the man for so long...I looked for his old work in there, but found none. There are brief moments when he almost goes into a motif from another score, but changes his theme and moves into something else. Most of these tracks are so unique and amazing, there is no way Horner could have done it in any other score... such and the Rescue and Breakout cue...

Some parts of it are reminiscent of other scores, maybe because we know Horner likes to use these instruments in his music. But when you consider that other scores, like A Beautiful Mind and Bicentennial Man contain blatent repetition of earlier themes, (A Beautful Mind contains the main theme for Bicentennial Man, and Bicentennial Man contains music from Braveheart, and so on...), the slight similarities to works such as Legends of the Fall become nothing more than coincidences. Both films are Native based, epic dramas. Naturally Horner would want to continue on with the success of Legends of the Fall with a similar look at the music.

In that respect, The Missing could be considered by some to be "Legends of the Fall Part 2", at least from a musical point of view.

Post Full Response         Edit Post         Threaded display


David
(clt74-24-083.carolina.rr.com)
Profile Picture
  In Response to:
Scorehound
Re: Christian's review is right...   Friday, December 12, 2003 (6:48 p.m.) 

> the slight similarities to works such as
> Legends of the Fall become nothing more than coincidences. Both films are
> Native based, epic dramas. Naturally Horner would want to continue on with
> the success of Legends of the Fall with a similar look at the music.

> In that respect, The Missing could be considered by some to be
> "Legends of the Fall Part 2", at least from a musical point of
> view.

I agree. However, The Missing has a different flavor than Legends. Legends of the Fall beautifully captures the grandeur and magnificence of the upper American West (Montana, Wyoming) and its beautiful mountain ranges. I think that The Missing represents the raw, barren wilderness of the lower West (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico) with it's slightly darker, laid back themes, the abundance of Native American instruments, and most of all the Indian chants. The emotion of the music is very similar to Legends though. I definitely agree with the 5 star rating. I've been looking for this caliber score from Horner for awhile. Whenever Ron Howard and James Horner get together, good things happen!


Post Full Response         Edit Post         Threaded display



Copyright © 1998-2018, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.