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Comments about the soundtrack for Hollow Man (Jerry Goldsmith)

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Re: Gimme a break...
• Posted by: Michael Lyons   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, August 7, 2000, at 9:18 a.m.
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• In Response to: Gimme a break... (Zachary Behrendt)

> I simply cannot believe that you would give The Haunting three stars, and
> Hollow Man only two. The Haunting may have a more substantial theme, but
> it opens in such a way that you laugh at it! And the rest of the
> music is either inaudible or a lot more painful than anything in
> Hollow Man. I, for one, think Hollow Man is a terrific piece of work, due
> to the subdued character themes, the intensity of the action, and the
> sheer brilliance of track 11, "Bloody Floor." I think this a lot
> better than Goldsmith's typical horror scores. I can understand those who
> think that it's typical Goldsmith fare, because of the understated theme,
> but Hollow Man is far from subpar.

> Zack

"Bloody Floor," brilliant? Not in the slightest. The cue is awfully constructed, and overdramatic for the scene it accompanies. The score is better than Christian says (and I'm glad someone shares my opinion that the score isn't perfect, like Jens said in his pitiful review), but it surely isn't as good as you're claiming. The really good action cue on the disc is track 10, IMHO, because of it's length and neat string work. Track 11 is a jumbled, grating mess.


Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Gimme a break...  (5509 views)
       Zachary Behrendt - Monday, August 7, 2000, at 8:48 a.m.
    •    Re: Gimme a break...  (5077 views)
         Sergei - Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at 9:49 a.m.
    •      Re: Gimme a break...  (5128 views)    We're Here
         Michael Lyons - Monday, August 7, 2000, at 9:18 a.m.

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