Posted by: Crichton <Send E-Mail> Date: Thursday, May 27, 2004, at 1:35 p.m. IP Address: ppp-69-39-170-9.ras1-jcnj.tellurian.net
It may well be true that Mr. William's Azkaban score is not as enjoyable a listen as Stone or Secrets; there was a wealth of memorable themes in those two scores. However, I don't think I've been this interesting in listening to a score and seeing the accompanying images as I am this new score/film. The medieval flavor of a number of the cues should mix well with the pallette and fresh direction of the film. Even the Knight Bus cue should work well with the slapstick approach of Potter's bus ride (I saw a clip of the scene on television two nights ago). I really do admire this score a lot. It's a brave move considering how easy it could have been for Mr. Williams to continue the Potter Movie Themes approach. That might sound like a slap at the first two scores but it is not. My only point is that Mr. Williams has really written something different to compliment it's source material.