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Patriot is no Seven Years

Daniel Ball
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Patriot is no Seven Years   Sunday, April 1, 2001 (10:35 a.m.) 

While I haven't heard a majority of the dramatic Williams scores of the 90s, I can safely say that The Patriot has a lot more to offer for the TESB-era Williams fan than say Hook or Jurassic Park. In "First Ambush and Remembering the Wilderness", I would be an idiot if I said Ben Martin's monologue about his French and Indian War days weren't a bit reminiscent of Quint's USS Indianapolis monologue from Jaws. Once I finally saw the movie and heard the music, I thought, "My goodness! He's still got it in him to score! That's the Indianapolis story!" No doubt about it, either! But the added trumpet solo in the background gives the campfire "Ghost" story scene a more haunting, malevolent overtone (in addition to Mel's graphic monologue).

I think it's a bit interesting that Williams is working with violinist Mark O'Connor for violin solos, after having worked on Seven Years in Tibet-soloist Yo Yo Ma. Both O'Connor and Ma just released "Appalachian Journey" with Edgar Meyer. Just a bit of worthless trivia. The violin solo has a better composition to go through than the cello solo from 7YIT, but Ma just does a better job of playing, I think.

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Re: Patriot is no Seven Years   Sunday, April 15, 2001 (6:19 p.m.) 

> While I haven't heard a majority of the dramatic Williams scores of the
> 90s, I can safely say that The Patriot has a lot more to offer for
> the TESB-era Williams fan than say Hook or Jurassic Park. In
> "First Ambush and Remembering the Wilderness", I would be an
> idiot if I said Ben Martin's monologue about his French and Indian War
> days weren't a bit reminiscent of Quint's USS Indianapolis
> monologue from Jaws. Once I finally saw the movie and heard the
> music, I thought, "My goodness! He's still got it in him to
> score! That's the Indianapolis story!" No doubt about it,
> either! But the added trumpet solo in the background gives the campfire
> "Ghost" story scene a more haunting, malevolent overtone (in
> addition to Mel's graphic monologue).

> I think it's a bit interesting that Williams is working with violinist
> Mark O'Connor for violin solos, after having worked on Seven Years in
> Tibet
-soloist Yo Yo Ma. Both O'Connor and Ma just released
> "Appalachian Journey" with Edgar Meyer. Just a bit of worthless
> trivia. The violin solo has a better composition to go through than the
> cello solo from 7YIT, but Ma just does a better job of playing, I think.

One thing that you must keep in mind though is that Ma though he plays the cello, he was taught to play by Issach Stern (a violinist)not everybody has the chance to learn from a master like that.


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