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Comments about the soundtrack for Erin Brockovich (Thomas Newman)

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Re: It's what the movie asked for, Christian
• Posted by: elva   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, July 1, 2007, at 7:51 a.m.
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• In Response to: It's what the movie asked for, Christian (richuk)

> Only one star for this score?

> In my opinion, the score is so simplistic and electronic because the movie
> didn't need anything more than that - a slightly funky, americana &
> minimalist score. I got the R2 DVD recently (with the isolated score) and
> it works perfectly in the movie, giving a 100% dialogue driven movie a
> good atmosphere. There's also several good string & piano cues you
> seem to have missed.

> Maybe I'm a big Newman fan, but this score does its job and it a solid 4
> star effort for me. You also mention the length of the CD? Well watch the
> movie - it's got less music than the CD does so I think we got a pretty
> damn good deal here.

Yup, I absolutely agree with you. It's music for a movie, you can't just make some music as you like. It's ridiculuous to expect something like "Little Women" and "The Horse Whispeper" style in Erin Brokovich. Though I can't enjoy this movie score, it fits the movie perfectly.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • It's what the movie asked for, Christian  (2924 views)
       richuk - Friday, May 19, 2006, at 5:57 p.m.
    •      Re: It's what the movie asked for, Christian  (2777 views)    We're Here
         elva - Sunday, July 1, 2007, at 7:51 a.m.

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