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Comments about the soundtrack for Eragon (Patrick Doyle)

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Capture the Spirit
• Posted by: Reptile Cynrik   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2007, at 2:15 a.m.
• IP Address: pd9e18c31.dip.t-dialin.net

Of course, the opinions and comments about a fantasy movie in these days are quite different - especially, when we're talking about "ERAGON".
Making a fantasy movie has never been easy due to that genre. And if you make a movie after a book... we all know, you can either agree or disagree about the success in the end.

But I am talking about the MUSIC itself!
Overall in my opinion, the "ERAGON" score captures the spirit of the thematic and the story very well. The cues are brilliantly connected and you never get bored. But a rich mixture of themes can be a curse, as well.

Clemmensen did a fantastic and fair review, but I suppose he was missing one aspect, due to his "fairness" and objective critique (which is great):
It is simple... being a listener, you can either HATE or LOVE the "ERAGON" main theme(s). If you do, the score is most satisfying and moves you for almost an hour and takes you to another universe.
If you dislike the themes (which can surely be interpreted to be quite "odd" and generic sometimes), the rest of the score will make you shiver and flee in the end.

There are many and nicely made variations of all the themes and even if there is that "aw, that theme again" feeling, "ERAGON" is one of Doyle's best works in a long time!



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