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.