Posted by: ddueck <Send E-Mail> Date: Thursday, October 4, 2007, at 6:55 p.m. IP Address: dsl081-227-168.chi1.dsl.speakeasy.net
...if you were enamored with this terrific film and liked what you heard in it. Clemmenson likens it to Doyles' 'Much Ado,' but I find it hard to discover similarities between the two. 'Much Ado' was majestic and incredibly romantic, with themes coming out of the wazoo. No such luck here. I bought it mainly for the Ben Kingsley vocals (he's not bad with a concertina!), and was pleasantly surprised to hear how good the score does on its own. But it's not the most incredible score and I can see a lot of people dissing it after paying 40$ for it (that's what I got it for). So be warned: I love it, I find it funny, catchy, and even poignant, but you'll probably have to be a fan of the movie to get the most out of it. This isn't one of those scores you should buy just because you heard good things about it. Listen to it in context and then decide.