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Comments about the soundtrack for The Missing (James Horner)

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Re: Christian's review is right...
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• Posted by: David
• Date: Friday, December 12, 2003, at 6:48 p.m.
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• In Response to: Christian's review is right... (Scorehound)

> the slight similarities to works such as
> Legends of the Fall become nothing more than coincidences. Both films are
> Native based, epic dramas. Naturally Horner would want to continue on with
> the success of Legends of the Fall with a similar look at the music.

> In that respect, The Missing could be considered by some to be
> "Legends of the Fall Part 2", at least from a musical point of
> view.

I agree. However, The Missing has a different flavor than Legends. Legends of the Fall beautifully captures the grandeur and magnificence of the upper American West (Montana, Wyoming) and its beautiful mountain ranges. I think that The Missing represents the raw, barren wilderness of the lower West (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico) with it's slightly darker, laid back themes, the abundance of Native American instruments, and most of all the Indian chants. The emotion of the music is very similar to Legends though. I definitely agree with the 5 star rating. I've been looking for this caliber score from Horner for awhile. Whenever Ron Howard and James Horner get together, good things happen!

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  • Christian's review is right...  (3218 views)
       Scorehound - Friday, December 12, 2003, at 12:29 p.m.
    •      Re: Christian's review is right...  (2924 views)    We're Here
         David - Friday, December 12, 2003, at 6:48 p.m.

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