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. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    2. Coco
   3. Justice League
  4. Thor: Ragnarok
 5. Blade Runner 2049
6. Dunkirk


   CURRENT BEST-SELLING SCORES:
       1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
      2. Troy
     3. Justice League
    4. Independence Day
   5. Conan the Barbarian
  6. Murder on the Orient Express
 7. Space Battleship Yamato
8. Willow
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
        2. War for the Planet/Apes
       3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
      4. Valerian: City/1000 Planets
     5. Gladiator
    6. Avatar
   7. It
  8. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
 9. Star Wars: A New Hope
10. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Home Page
Menu Options ▼
Comments about the soundtrack for Paycheck (John Powell)

Edit | Delete
Promising sounds
• Posted by: Phil   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at 11:41 p.m.
• IP Address: d206-116-222-237.bchsia.telus.net

The clips so far sound great. John Powell has a real knack for sounding modern, stylish and cool. The one thing about Powell that I noticed was he started off great in terms of using the orchestra in Face/Off. He then sort of regressed in the Bourne Identity, using only strings for much of it. In the Italian Job, he's a bit more melodic and it seems he's returned to more use of the orchestra. Now I'm pleased to see that continuing with Paycheck. If anything, he's evidently good at melding contemporary and classical sounds (a very important skill nowadays in composing, it seems).

And I agree there is a Bondian sound to at least one of the cues (Hog Chase), what with the brass. But I don't mind it at all (being a Bond fan) and I actually think it shows flexibility and diversity in composing. I'll have to hear more to give this a true review, but so far, it sounds promising, like Powell himself (one of the more unique voices among composers right now).

Phil






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The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast,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.