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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for May, 2007:





5/31/07Little Giants: (John Debney) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you're a sucker for inspirational kiddie sports music... the kind of hopelessly optimistic marches that John Debney has seemingly perfected.
Avoid it... if, like the film, the score is so formulaic that its endlessly positive orchestral vibes become tiresome after ten minutes.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


5/28/07The Shawshank Redemption: (Thomas Newman) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you are among the Thomas Newman collectors who prefer the composer's harmonic melodies and layered orchestral constructs.
Avoid it... if not even one of Newman's most effective and popular scores in the orchestral realm can compete with your preference for his instrumentally eclectic and synthetic side.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/24/07Renaissance Man: (Hans Zimmer) - All New Filmtracks Review, Replacing a Donated Review
Buy it... if you dig Hans Zimmer's early electronic jazz stylings and want to hear a well-balanced, dynamic merging of his synthetics with an orchestra.
Avoid it... if parody march music for dumb military settings tries your patience after only 30 seconds.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


5/21/07City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold: (Marc Shaiman) - All New Filmtracks Review, Replacing a Donated Review
Buy it... if you seek a score with the same themes and humor of City Slickers, but with a far more boisterous, dramatic, and muscular orchestral and choral presence.
Avoid it... if no amount of dramatic elegance in this score can counter Marc Shaiman's usual shamelessly upbeat and overly-enthusiastic attitude.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/18/07Gremlins: (Jerry Goldsmith) - All New Filmtracks Review, Replacing a Donated Review
Buy it... only if you've already sought and enjoyed the more readily available (and possibly easier to appreciate) Gremlins II score on album.
Avoid it... if you tend to be annoyed by Goldsmith's harsher electronic tones that existed primarily in his mid-80's scores.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/15/07Schindler's List: (John Williams) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you're not afraid of being moved by an emotional, artistic masterpiece, a more subtle triumph in the career of John Williams.
Avoid it... only if the subject matter bothers you too greatly to enjoy its powerful musical accompaniment.
Rating:*****   Read the entire review


5/12/07My Life: (John Barry) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you typically relax to John Barry's soothing, thematically simplistic compositions for strings and woodwinds in the 1990's.
Avoid it... if Barry's other early 1990's dramas tend to put you into a funk of boredom and restlessness.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/9/07Much Ado About Nothing: (Patrick Doyle) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you're a fan of Kenneth Branagh's Shakespearian adaptations and want the Patrick Doyle score that most heavily influenced a Branagh film of the era.
Avoid it... if Doyle's hopelessly optimistic orchestral and vocal themes are nothing more to you than useless, whimsical fluff.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/6/07The Man Without a Face: (James Horner) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you are comfortable hearing trademark James Horner styles performed with dramatic restraint for a simple, but lovely score.
Avoid it... if Horner fails to impress you with his relative lack of diversity within the light drama genre.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


5/2/07Jurassic Park: (John Williams) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you want a superior John Williams crossover score that connects the high-flying fantasy of his early 1980's efforts with the more complex rhythms, instrumentation, and density of his 1990's scores.
Avoid it... only if you have clearly established that you have no interest in Williams' large-scale action and adventure scores.
Rating:*****   Read the entire review







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