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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for February, 2007:





2/28/07The Shaggy Dog: (Alan Menken) - All New Review
Buy it... if you enjoy the similarly inventive and entertaining approach of Alan Silvestri and John Debney to their larger comedy assignments.
Avoid it... if no measure of strong, mainstream orchestral writing can compensate for your predisposed negative feelings about Alan Menken's hopelessly upbeat music.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


2/25/07 - Gustavo Santaolalla has won the Academy Award for "Best Score" at the 2007 Oscar ceremonies for Babel. This is the Argentinean musician/producer's second nomination and win, following his win for Brokeback Mountain last year. The last time the same composer won an Oscar two years in a row was Alan Menken for his animated Disney musicals in 1991 and 1992. Also nominated for 2006 were Thomas Newman for The Good German, Philip Glass for Notes on a Scandal, Javier Navarrete for Pan's Labyrinth, and Alexandre Desplat for The Queen. Newman now holds eight nominations without a win. Ennio Morricone accepted his honorary Oscar from Clint Eastwood, and thanked the Academy in Italian. Composer/orchestrator William Ross served as the orchestra pit conductor. Share your thoughts on Santaolalla's Oscar win at the ScoreBoard Forum...

2/23/07Underworld Evolution: (Marco Beltrami) - All New Review
Buy it... if you delight in the dark atmospheric textures and rhythms of Marco Beltrami's trademark thriller/horror sound.
Avoid it... if you expect to hear some of the best score music from the film on this score album, despite its tediously long running-time.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


2/20/07The Lake House: (Rachel Portman) - All New Review
Buy it... if there is no limit to the amount of lightweight and pleasant Rachel Portman romance music you will purchase.
Avoid it... if Portman's predictable return the sound that made her famous in the 1990's leaves you as cold as Keanu Reeves' acting.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


2/17/07Jet Li's Fearless: (Shigeru Umebayashi) - All New Review
Buy it... if you can never get enough of the culturally diverse combinations of Eastern and Western sounds, spanning the ages and leading you on an unpredictable ride.
Avoid it... if within that emerging genre of music you expect a compelling thematic and stylistic journey rather than a clinical and often sterile treatment of a historical epic.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


2/13/07The Return: (Dario Marianelli) - All New Review
Buy it... if a heavy dose of harmonious, but somewhat stagnant contemplation is acceptable in your otherwise stock thriller sound.
Avoid it... if you expect the instrumental and atmospheric creativity of Dario Marianelli's previous mainstream efforts to carry over into this more routine score.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


2/10/07The Good German: (Thomas Newman) - All New Review
Buy it... if you would be interested in a technically accurate homage to the style of film scores in high dramas from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Avoid it... if you expect any sense of warmth or heart in an otherwise accurate, but clinical sound.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


2/5/07The Holiday: (Hans Zimmer) - All New Review
Buy it... if you find Hans Zimmer's non-synthetic romantic comedy writing to be among his most enjoyable, for The Holiday is a very typical entry into that genre.
Avoid it... if you expect any semblance of Zimmer's trademark muscle and bass power for his more substantial projects.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


2/1/07The Painted Veil: (Alexandre Desplat) - All New Review
Buy it... if you are easily engrossed by lightly rolling, rhythmic movements for piano and strings, similar in style to the music of Philip Glass.
Avoid it... if the reliance on its piano solos and lack of any convincing element for the Chinese setting of the film betray the score's effectiveness.
Rating:***   Read the entire review







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