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Comments about the soundtrack for Skyfall (Thomas Newman)

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Reviewing music? or # of leitmotifs?
• Posted by: Theowne
• Date: Friday, December 28, 2012, at 10:23 a.m.
• IP Address: 76-10-151-37.dsl.teksavvy.com

Serious question - why exactly is film music reviewed here according to the number of leitmotifs present in the score? Is it really such an odd idea that a composer may not consider this trope as fundamental or important to the art of scoring films as another might be? That some composers might consider scoring for atmosphere or as a backdrop to be more important than inserting a leitmotif at every point that a certain face props up on the screen?

Just a little amusing to see how much of the review here is dedicated solely to counting the number of motifs in the score.






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