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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
• Posted by: iBug   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, July 15, 2002, at 12:25 p.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 agree with you. I happen to like Angela's Ashes a lot, it's really a great score with a great theme. I don't have Seven Years in Tibet but I have it's theme in a compilation album and it's great. You say he's not impressed by the new movies, that's also true. E.T. was a really great movie with great music, also Hook was the same kind of movie. The new movies don't have that much emotions together, the new movies are becoming more dramatic but less emotional. A.I. was filled with emotions and Monica's theme is magnificent I think but we really need more movies of that kind. I also don't think we will hear another E.T. from Williams some day but still he can do better than Minority Report or Eposide 2 I'm sure. : )

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