Posted by: F <Send E-Mail> Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2005, at 5:31 a.m. IP Address: 80-102-224-104.bcn2.dialup.uni2.es
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> And totally underrated. I don't agree with the reviewer. It has everything
> what serious Williams' scoring demands - moving string textures, subtle
> flute solos, cool electronica that evokes nerving nature of the picture,
> plus a very good themes. There is not much dissonant sound here, almost
> all is tonal, providing satisfying melodic lines. Almost every track
> brings some novelty, track 3 - rhythmic percussive/electronic action
> punctuated by brass clusters or track 4 - angelic chorus (who else than
> Williams can adapt the chorus so well!). Of course, there is also much of
> the somber tone that covers such works as Nixon, Saving Private Ryan or
> JFK, but still it has much class of its own. And there is one great theme
> here, full of pain and revenge I'd say (track 7 - Revenge) but is superbly
> balanced by uplifting and inspiring music at the end of the album. One of
> best dramatic works by John Williams. Four stars at least.
Agreed. That nonsense of "lack of focus"... Come on! It has many terrific cues and a somber tone rare in Williams. And new orchestrations. This score does not deserve 2 stars, IMHO.
I suppose it's time to trash Williams' 90's scores. Looking forward for RYAN and AMISTAD.