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Comments about the soundtrack for Minority Report (John Williams)

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Re: A small overlook to Williams's last 3 Scores
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• Posted by: Pawel Stroinski   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, September 27, 2002, at 7:33 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: A small overlook to Williams's last 3 Scor... (Roman Dlouhý)

> I dare say my enthusiasm for Williams' music has been sealed as
> "unflagging", still and all I think we are not going to hear any
> type of that "old great" Williams anymore, the man to whom you
> refer through scores such as Superman or E.T.
I hate to even pronounce
> the words as "old" or "blasé" but I think it may
> slowly come with his --and generally any artist's-- aging.
For me, the
> last real grand movie score was Seven Years in Tibet or even Angela's
> Ashes (which I accidentally happen to enjoy more than when it came out).
I don't think John Williams' flair for composing is flat out gone, I
> mean I believe this craft he's always had is something a human never
> loses, only he's lately begun scoring as if he's been unimpressed with
> what he writes to. Seems like he underestimates the projects he's been
> working on recently. Perhaps.
The same "slackness", in my
> opinion, can't be said of his non-film music works. They always deliver
> what his movie scores haven't managed in last couple of happenings; his
> concert pieces are sealed with brilliance and longevity. Luckily.

I happen to like the "New" Williams as you put it. I actually found myself enjoying Stravinsky's "Rite of Springs" and the new Williams is closer to it.

Minority Report is a thriller. What did you want? 1941?

But yes, old Williams is more listenable. I have problems with rhythm in his scores . I sometimes don't know in what signature did he write.


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