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Comments about the soundtrack for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Marco Beltrami)

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Re: Terminator Music
• Posted by: Neil Medlam   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at 11:19 a.m.
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• In Response to: Terminator Music (Matt McCann)

Yeah I agree. Brad Friedel's score serves its purpose in T2 very well. Infact without it, the emotion Cameron wanted to portray to the audience would not be nearly as strong and effective. I remember seeing the opening sequence when I was young to T2 where the giant tracked HK's ride over human skulls and the whole furture war scence. The score here was "terrifying" as I really felt intimadated by the machines. Albeit I was young but even now the score is still frightening and it serves its purpose very well. Throughout the film Fridel encompasses the feeling of the characters (mainly Sarah and John Connor) bringing the scene to life and making the audience feel like they are going through the emotions of the characters. The final scene where Arnold is lowered into the molton steel is very emotional thanks to the incredible heart felt terminator theme coming into play.
Perhaps the soundtrack is not "easy" to listen to by itself but it serves its purpose in the film, better than just about any other film! Exactly what a film score should do, help the director portray the character's feelings without the audience consciencously knowing it is.

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       Matt McCann - Saturday, December 13, 2003, at 10:57 p.m.
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         Neil Medlam - Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at 11:19 a.m.

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