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Comments about the soundtrack for Schindler's List (John Williams)

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This would be an even better soundtrack if ...
• Posted by: Sherlock   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, May 22, 2008, at 11:50 p.m.
• IP Address: c-24-10-31-118.hsd1.ca.comcast.net

This would be an even better soundtrack if there are more variations on the theme. I am not bashing about this soundtrack. I love this soundtrack. It's a very emotional score. But I think John Williams should have composed more themes to fit the main characters rather than just one theme and a slight variation throughout the whole soundtrack. The main theme describes perfectly of the holocaust. But I think this soundtrack would be more interesting to listen to if there is a theme for each of the main characters.

If I am the director for this film, this is what I would tell John Williams prior to composing the score. Goeth's theme would sound very cold, harsh, and chilling. This theme should be accompanied by a female vocalist, like "Revenge" from Legends of the Fall. Whereas Schindler's theme would start out very loud to fit his party life at the beginning, and then slowly change to a more emotional piece to the end. The original theme should be used for the idea of the whole story, illustrating the holocaust and the Jews. And then I would ask John Williams to make a theme for Helen Hirsch. A very soft, delicate piano piece to describe her because she is a soft and delicate character. For Stern, the theme should be a variation from the Schindler's theme, since he is his assistant and they are both aiming towards a similar goal. But the piano piece for Helen Hirsch is highly recommended. It always feels like there is something missing in the background whenever I see her.




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