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Comments about the soundtrack for Titus (Elliot Goldenthal)

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Interesting review
• Posted by: FalkirkBairn   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, July 14, 2003, at 4:09 p.m.
• IP Address: webcacheb02a.cache.pol.co.uk

I know "Interesting review" suggests a euphemism for "crap review" but it was an interesting review. Interesting in the sense of the comments on a score gelling a film with a consistent score when the visuals are so disparate.

For me, I like the disparity of the score as a stand alone piece as this gives me a feel for the movie itself. Each cue as a separate piece of music has, in the main, a lot of merit (as you rightly say). And the opening cue is a good example.

I'm listening to Schifrin's THX 1138 and this is, in some ways, similar to the disparate style that Goldenthal uses in Titus: cues consisting of varying style. The difference with THX 1138 is that the visuals are consistent (as far as I recall) but the music is disparate.

Both these scores are examples where there is no fence sitting; you either like them as a listening experience or you don't. I like them but accept that I'm in the minority.






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