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Re: Give Clemmensen a break
• Posted by: Kevin L.
• Date: Friday, May 28, 2004, at 12:41 p.m.
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• In Response to: Give Clemmensen a break (Mark)

I agree that
> Clemmensen's review was terrible, but if he wants to make a fool of
> himself by claiming "'Window to the Past' is the primary musical idea
> in Prisoner of Azkaban," that's fine.

Actually, I agree with Clemmensen on this one. If there is a single theme which can be said to unite the album, it's "A Window to the Past". After all, it's the only "new" theme which appears in more than one track (not counting "Mischief Managed", which is just an edit of a whole bunch of previous cues). And it's a pivotal appearance taking place at the climax of the score.

That said, my main problem with the HP3 score (well -- actually it's more of a frustration, since what's on the CD is already so good it easily warrants ***** in my book) is that it doesn't develop its *new* themes enough. You hear a whole bunch of cool themes like Buckbeak's Flight once, the Quidditch fugue once, Hagrid's theme once, Window to the Past maybe a couple times, etc. It doesn't really bother me that the old themes don't come back -- didn't we have enough of them on the first two soundtracks? -- but it's a shame that the new ones don't get more air time.


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