> That is what brought me into film music collecting...so Van Helsing is
> like a dream come true. I'm not too keen on "background music"
> scores that rarely make a highlight appearance, and given the subject
> matter of Van Helsing, I would think that a movie about the Wolfman,
> Dracula, Vampires and the like would consists of loud brass and feverish
> strings compared to a harp and cello.
I am so with you on this. I love a boistrous score, like Van Helsing, The Mummy Returns, Cutthroat Island, The Musketeer and Timeline. These get my pulse going and are a LOT of fun, especially while driving.
I like a nice sensitve, interesting score as well, but nothing gets my mortor running like a loud, orchestral action score