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Comments about the soundtrack for The Russia House (Jerry Goldsmith)
Wrist-slitingly depressing.

dagwill
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Wrist-slitingly depressing.   Thursday, July 8, 2004 (6:11 a.m.) 

Amazing score, fine. Complex and rewarding delivery, fine. Snazzy, jazzy, bluesy. Depressing as HELL. It even outranks Schindler's List on the depresso-meter, which is no mean feat - it really gets to you if you listen to it, say, on a snowy day, but do not listen to it when a ray of sunlight still burns in the sky. I mean it.

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As depressing as Requiem for a Dream? *NM*   Friday, July 30, 2004 (10:54 a.m.) 



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Re: As depressing as Requiem for a Dream?   Friday, August 6, 2004 (4:53 p.m.) 

Ah, very good ... having just recently listened to "Requiem ...", I must admit that it is very, very depressing - but more than that, creepy. The violins breeze through a theme with syncopated, illogical rhythm, and more than anything the final scenes starring Harry Goldfarb in the movie, coupled with the main theme of the film is enough to send anyone screaming ... "The Russia House", depressing though it is, is listenable, because of its' very jazzy, snazzy character. "Requiem for a Dream" is not a proper score to my ears. Or eyes for that matter.

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Re: As depressing as Requiem for a Dream?   Sunday, August 8, 2004 (5:59 p.m.) 

> Ah, very good ... having just recently listened to "Requiem
> ...", I must admit that it is very, very depressing - but more than
> that, creepy. The violins breeze through a theme with syncopated,
> illogical rhythm, and more than anything the final scenes starring Harry
> Goldfarb in the movie, coupled with the main theme of the film is enough
> to send anyone screaming ... "The Russia House", depressing
> though it is, is listenable, because of its' very jazzy, snazzy character.
> "Requiem for a Dream" is not a proper score to my ears. Or eyes
> for that matter.

I should get the Russia House then.

Either I'm sick or just a real glutton for gloom, because I watch Requiem for a Dream for fun.

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Re: As depressing as Requiem for a Dream?   Saturday, August 14, 2004 (4:03 a.m.) 

Oh, no, it's natural, I personally watch the last ten minutes because it's so funny. Well, effective I should say. Considering that for the whole movie you've only seen snapshots of our friends shooting themselves up and then you see Harry's horribly mutilated veins ... haha, it cracks me up just thinking about it. In that particular scene, ie, the ending with Harry's woman, mother and friend all going pear-shaped the music is #####ing effective. But not in any other place, unfortunately.

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