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• Posted by: J.R. Riley   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, July 22, 2007, at 2:02 p.m.
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(The following donated review by J.R. Riley was moved by Filmtracks to this comment section in July, 2007)

The X-Files: Fight the Future: (Mark Snow) Let me imply first by saying that I've been an avid viewer of the X-Files since the pilot episode first aired. And also being a regular enjoyer of soundtrack scores, Mark Snow has imprinted largely in how I analyze film and regular television scores. With the release of the X-Files television score soundtrack that featured various themes and moments of the X-Files domain, I could easily determine that Snow is a diverse character in the scoring world. His use of spiking overtones enriches pivitol sequences throughout every episode and peaked to its evolution in the X-Files: Fight the Future movie score that permanently encompassed my interest in Snow's dynamic impression that is the X-Files phenomena.

Most have viewed his score as something contemporary or less than average to what he has proven in the movie as opposed to what we've witnessed in episodes. Given that this was Snow's first major opportunity to utilize a full orchestra to create a different rendition of how we see the music, I'd have to compliment his use of the fundamentals that appear in every episode. The nominal X-Files theme was extrapolated into a more keen audible sensation that is heard from track one and reprised only so many times in the minimal sense to leave you with more of his wonders that exist predominantly in the rest of the score. Now it does remain arguable that this isn't Snow's most reluctant score of what he's shown us divinely before. You have to remind yourself that this was Snow's first film relating to the X-Files and that the next film has much to be desired now that he has the grounding work squared away to exceed and fulfill in the next score.

No matter what adversity exists relavently in Mark Snow's aspect of the scoring world, he'll always surprise us in the bewildering idea that he knows what he's doing even if we don't acknowledge that. Until the X-files dramatically calls upon its exodus I have a reliable faith that Snow will chart for more righteous themes and melody's that will surpass his previous works so that he'll master a whole new universe that will immerse us in euphoria that he has done his job well. So in conclusion I commend his qualities as a score artist and hope to hear from him in a more charitable sense as the years progress in the X-Files culture. So for any eager fan who dismisses this piece falls too candid of what they think they may know. The X-Files: Fight the Future is decorated with X-Files enchantment that proclaims Snow a worthy and a formidable composer. From the first track to the track titled "Nightmare" do you become enveloped in Snow's blood rush of terrifying antics conceived by the ongoing onslaught of horrific alien hell that pursues up until the very ending of the movie. It's over sixty of the most exquisite minutes that Snow has enlightened us with and shouldn't be overlooked as insignificant. ****






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