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Comments about the soundtrack for American Beauty (Thomas Newman)

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Filmtracks needs a dictionary
• Posted by: Theowne   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 11:02 a.m.
• IP Address: bas1-toronto35-1279762590.dsl.bell.ca

I constantly hear the author refer to American Beauty's score as "clunky".

Does the author need a dictionary? What exactly is clunky about Newman's score? Clunky means "awkwardly heavy or clumsy". Everything in Newman's score seems well timed, synchronized. Rhythms are all well-defined. Again, what is so "clunky" about it?

I have a feeling the author doesn't really have a clue what he wants to say so just throws adjectives he doesn't understand around.






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