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Comments about the soundtrack for War of the Worlds (John Williams)

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Re: A Disappointment
• Posted by: hunboy
• Date: Thursday, July 21, 2005, at 3:43 p.m.
• IP Address: 82-131-134-94.vnet.hu
• In Response to: A Disappointment (Craig)

I agree with you. I'm disappointed too. This soundtrack adds nothing special to the film. The music works OK in the movie but that's all. Even a horror or thriller needs a theme, yes an 'emotional-tune' theme that reminds to the movie itself (after years...). This is what differentiates a good soundtrack from an average one (usually). And Williams was always able to write such themes, tunes and I hope he is...

This only serves the movie - the action scenes mainly. It's not bad, yeah film-music is written to do this generally. But still, I can't really enjoy listening to the soundtrack from track 1 to track 15.
So I would give ** or *** because of the great rhythmical effects applied, instrumental arrangement for (classical) orchestra and performance.




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • A Disappointment  (2941 views)
       Craig - Monday, July 18, 2005, at 11:18 a.m.
    •    Funny  (2823 views)
         Timmy B. - Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at 1:16 a.m.
    •      Re: A Disappointment  (2837 views)    We're Here
         hunboy - Thursday, July 21, 2005, at 3:43 p.m.


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