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Comments about the soundtrack for The Hurt Locker (Marco Beltrami/Buck Sanders)

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Re: Solid effort, but... strange
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• Posted by: Flo   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 1:26 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Solid effort, but... strange (Scott W. Williams)

>Which is one of the reasons I think it's Oscar-worthy.
I am not sure if I would give anything for Oscar-Nomination or not. The score is a strong entry in Beltramis work, the Oscars on the other hand is the most opinionated, studio-controlled - and worthless - award that there is. (Speaking for that part of the world population that has to live with sharing ONE best foreign movie award )
As I mentioned earlier I'd like to see other people come forward with the kind of instrumental creativity as Beltrami does. He may not be the "best"(who is the best anyway?) composer in the world but he sure has an interesting voice and from what I have seen in interviews he is very interested in approaching a score from a fresh point of view. Something I thought - that was long ago, after listening to his Scream and other horror scores - he would never achieve. Alas I was wrong

> Great point about the Zimmer Joker Theme. That was a really interesting
> idea of his, so simple and different but worked just as well as any melody
> could have. It suggested a cold, aloof and menacing theme for the joker
> with just a slow rising synth noise.

I also think it gave the actor more room as other themes do. The Joker was a lot about improvisation and that theme, although just one note, somehow also had a very improvisatory feel to it. I am usually not into the recent Zimmer scores, but sometimes he manages to surprise me


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