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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for June, 2012:





6/28/12 Gods and Monsters  (Carter Burwell) - All New Review
Buy it... only if you fully understand the reasons why Carter Burwell expresses such sadness and respect in this occasionally warm but depressing and highly restrained score.
Avoid it... if you have no tolerance for scores that intentionally leave their melodic structures unresolved and their instrumental layers in slight discord, both techniques meant to accentuate the feeling of loss in this intimate story.


6/24/12 Three Newly Expanded Reviews Debut
Recently revised versions of the following reviews are now available:


6/20/12 A River Runs Through It  (Mark Isham) - All New Review
Buy it... if you, like many, became infatuated with this respectfully beautiful and restrained period score in the context of the movie's memorable visuals.
Avoid it... if vibrant and dynamic Western melodrama is your desire, for Mark Isham's music intentionally maintains static thematic structures and extremely conservative ambience during its entire length.


6/16/12 Three Newly Expanded Reviews Debut
Recently revised versions of the following reviews are now available:


6/12/12 Dave  (James Newton Howard) - All New Review
Buy it... if you have fond memories of the film's charming wit and seek the translation of that likeable personality into James Newton Howard's thematically rich orchestral score.
Avoid it... if you require something other than just a more comedic and outwardly playful sibling to Marc Shaiman's The American President.


6/8/12 Three Newly Expanded Reviews Debut
Recently revised versions of the following reviews are now available:


6/4/12 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  (Thomas Newman) - All New Review
Buy it... if you appreciate Thomas Newman's ability to address dramatic situations with unconventional instrumentation, his application of regional tones in this score a tremendous match for the context.
Avoid it... if outwardly enthusiastic Bollywood sounds and scores that rely upon emotionally diverse vignettes rather than tight thematic and narrative cohesion drive you as mad as crawling through heavy traffic in a tuk-tuk on a scorching day.


6/1/12 Four Newly Expanded Reviews Debut
Recently revised versions of the following reviews are now available:







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