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Comments about the soundtrack for Panic Room (Howard Shore)

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• Posted by: Jockolantern   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at 2:39 p.m.
• IP Address: fa011805.uwyo.edu
• In Response to: 30 minutes!? (Miz)

> Just browsing, not particularly interested in this score, but who would
> pay for a 30 minute album?! I regretted buying SpiderMan, at 45 minutes,
> and try and maake my purchases last over an hour. I thought Sixth Sense
> was cheapo with 35 minutes, but THIS?! Madness. Why market such CDs?

1) Because fans of Shore and film scores in general will purchase it, and Varese Sarabane knows that well.

2) It's solid compositional work and hardly "themeless" as Christian purports. As one of the fellow Scoreboarders here notes quite often: "Less equals more," and that really does hold true quite often.

Besides, you can't represent the minimal amount of music in a movie like Panic Room on CD by plugging an extra 30 minutes of music on it that doesn't exist; the music that Shore composed is what we get, no matter how long or short it may be. Also, Spider-Man, while missing a few minor cues, is the perfect running length at 45 minutes and is quite a great listen. Besides, I find myself NOT wanting to listen to a longer album release if I simply don't have the time to listen to most or all of it. Short albums do have their advantages, like being able to listen to them in one sitting, something I consider extremely important.

And, heck, if you don't wanna' fork out $14 for it, then just go to Half.com or something where you can actually get it cheaper. It's not too hard to think of money saving solutions, you know.

Sayonara!
Jockolantern




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