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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for July, 2007:





7/30/07A Patch of Blue: (Jerry Goldsmith) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you are a Jerry Goldsmith collector who has done some research into the importance of this small, intimate score and its place in history.
Avoid it... if you expect any tiny part of this score to get your pulse racing and you generally avoid scores that require a significant increase in volume to even hear them.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


7/27/07Volcano: (Alan Silvestri) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you typically enjoy all of Alan Silvestri's action material, even those scores that stir up significant noise without really grabbing your attention.
Avoid it... if you are tired of formulaic and predictable action scores that essentially don't offer anything you haven't heard before (in greater length, too).
Rating:***   Read the entire review


7/24/07True Women: (Bruce Broughton) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoy large-scale television Western scores like Lonesome Dove and Buffalo Girls and want to hear one of Bruce Broughton's best ventures into the genre.
Avoid it... if only a small dose of typical Broughton action material can't justify the very lengthy sequences of quiet and respectful pastoral beauty.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


7/21/07Swept from the Sea: (John Barry) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you simply can't get enough of John Barry's repetitive, predictable, and elongated romance writing from the 80's and 90's.
Avoid it... if you're the type to celebrate the fact that this would be Barry's final venture into full-scale romance writing.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


7/17/07The Saint: (Graeme Revell) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you'd like a good James Bond imitation score that serves as the best blend of symphony, choir, and electronics that Graeme Revell has ever achieved.
Avoid it... if the score's darker, more ambient half is too similar to Revell's usual electronic output to ignore.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


7/14/07The Rainmaker: (Elmer Bernstein) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you are a true Elmer Bernstein collector and enjoy a trip down memory lane when hearing his easy themes and innocently perky rhythms.
Avoid it... if the scores late in Bernstein's career have all seemed somewhat mundane and outdated to you.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


7/11/07Men in Black: (Danny Elfman) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if the memorable, retro-style title theme over chopping string rhythms is enough to sustain your interest in the entire score.
Avoid it... if the title theme and a few robust crescendos of fantasy in the latter half of the score can't float Danny Elfman's chaotic and less effective slapstick underscore in between.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


7/9/07 - Rarely are future Fuax Pas Page entries so entertaining that they demand immediate publishing, but this one makes the cut. The woman who committed a faux pas last night had searched for name of one of the rappers who performed the end title song "When Da Dawgs Come Out to Play" from Blood Diamond and consequently found the Filmtracks review. Unfortunately, she seems to have thought --like surprisingly many who find Filmtracks from the search engines-- that the review was of the film and not the score. In response to my criticism of that song, she stated:

"to paraphrase your own, poor, film school, wannabe analysis of a film set in AFRICA, did you actually have a hand in writing that trash comment on the African songs on the film Blood Diamond? Yes, let's ignore all real African contributors to the film and pretend we're watching a nice safe Disney version of events in Sierra Leone, and that ugly rap sound, my my you are showing your racism and ignorance.  I would suggest you to stay away from analysing any African films or music in future as you clearly know nothing and are neocolonialist in your stance to say the least..."

Until the long overdue updates to the Faux Page Page are finished, you can enjoy more of the visitor's rant at the Filmtracks Scoreboard.


7/6/07Into Thin Air: Death on Everest: (Lee Holdridge) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you own a few of Lee Holdridge's scores and seek more of his engaging action material and grand, harmonic themes.
Avoid it... if you prefer your victory or tragedy tunes to be dripping with more obvious melodrama and readily listenable action rhythms.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


7/3/07Hoodlum: (Elmer Bernstein) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you're interested in a flamboyant, spirited, and diverse score that serves as Elmer Benstein's last great action and romance work.
Avoid it... if you prefer the tender sensibilities of Bernstein's low-key dramatic scores typical to the 1990's for the composer.
Rating:****   Read the entire review







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