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Comments about the soundtrack for Gattaca (Michael Nyman)

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A lack of understanding
• Posted by: Trimen   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, October 8, 2006, at 3:03 p.m.
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The guy before me has some social issues. However I would say that there was a lack of understanding of the style that Nyman composes in. He is what is called a minimalist, and he is a very good one at that. I'm guessing that you would say that Glass' music is crap too, because he doesn't throw two hundred different notes in that are completely different every 2 measures(He's the best minimalist known, I like him and Nyman a lot, their my two favorites). Learn about music first. His music functions very well in the movie, but not all of it (as is expected for ANYONE who composes) is great. The comment about the over use of strings I beleive has a little bit of weight to it. I would have liked to have heard more action out of the low brass and the double reeds which could have been put to wonderfull use in this score(As seen in the Morrow). I think Nyman may have been on a strings craze or something when he wrote this score. Good score in general, not Nyman's best work in the world, but very good.

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