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The Green Knight
(2021)
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Composed, Performed, and Produced by:
Daniel Hart
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Milan Records
(July 30th, 2021)
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Buy it... if you've collected a pandemic-proof collection of hallucinogenic compounds in preparation for this avant-garde mash-up of medieval folk, religious hymns, and post-modern electronic sound design.

Avoid it... if you demand passion, decency, and warmth in your film music, Daniel Hart's intellectual journey providing a maddening blend of grimly wretched, inconsistent ambience for this laughably awful film.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #2,012
WRITTEN 9/1/21
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The Green Knight: (Daniel Hart) Some films are likely much better when viewed while on hallucinogenic drugs. One such entry is David Lowery's aesthetically brutal 2021 revision of the 14th Century story of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," taking liberty with the tale to extend its psychological challenges. The execution of The Green Knight is as memorable as it is laughable, its personality grim and otherworldly to the extent that it crosses into parody territory surprisingly often. During a feast on Christmas day at the Round Table of Camelot, Gawain foolishly accepts a ridiculous challenge from a mysterious and powerful Green Knight who not only knocks out all the lights with his presence but also unleashes a wicked laugh after he is decapitated by Gawain. A year later, Gawain must travel through the magical wonders of medieval countryside to receive the same fate. Along the way, he encounters mysterious babes, becomes attached to his magical girdle, and converses with animals, giants, and odd human characters. While Dev Patel has been highly acclaimed for his performance as Gawain, it's hard not to get the giggles watching him act through this muck. From the opening scene of animals pecking away at each other in front of a house fire to one of cinema's more bizarre depictions of a semen explosion, The Green Knight generates multitudes of head-scratching moments of amusement. Given all the dark and hazy filters used on the cinematography of the picture, it should come as no surprise that Daniel Hart's score strives for an equally stylish effect. Hart continues a long collaboration with Lowery that yielded Pete's Dragon and A Ghost Story most prominently in the late 2010's. To his credit, Hart took an extraordinarily intellectual approach to this assignment, writing a hybrid score that serves as both source material aimed at the era and post-modern electronic and vocal atmospheres seeking to augment the fantasy element. To describe his intent as avant-garde and the result polarizing would be an understatement. While the instrumental ensemble for The Green Knight is fascinating, the choral performances in the work are where Hart really concentrated. When not exploring period folk and religious stereotypes using instruments most closely representing current conceptions of what music of the era actually sounded like, he supplies almost poetic vocal expressions of timelessness that seem to include sopranos performing a senseless mash-up of different languages.


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Average: 2.92 Stars
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**** 24 4 Stars
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* 31 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 69:43
• 1. In Stori Stif and Stronge (2:02)
• 2. Christ is Born Indeed (1:29)
• 3. You Do Smell Like You've Been at Mass All Night (2:34)
• 4. Tell Me a Tale of Yourself, So That I Might Know Thee (2:50)
• 5. Shaped by Your Hands (2:02)
• 6. O Greatest of Kings (2:57)
• 7. Remember It is Only a Game (2:28)
• 8. One Year Hence (3:01)
• 9. I Promise You Will Not Come to Harm (3:15)
• 10. Child Thou Ert a Pilgrim (2:18)
• 11. Rest Them Bones My Brave Little Knight (3:34)
• 12. A Meeting With St. Winifred (1:08)
• 13. Your Head is on Your Neck, My Lady (2:00)
• 14. Are You Real, Or Are You a Spirit? (1:20)
• 15. I Will Strike Thee Down With Every Care That I Have for Thee (1:34)
• 16. Aiganz O Kulzphazur (2:31)
• 17. The Giant's Call (2:58)
• 18. Brave Sir Gawain Come to Face the Green Knight (1:58)
• 19. Should Not a Knight Offer a Lady a Kiss in Thanks? (1:04)
• 20. Hold Very Still (2:31)
• 21. Do You Believe in Witchcraft? (3:07)
• 22. You are No Knight (1:23)
• 23. I Never Asked for Your Help Anyway (2:48)
• 24. Gawain Runs and Runs (1:41)
• 25. Blome Swete Lilie Flour (3:08)
• 26. Excalibur (1:55)
• 27. O Nyghtegale (5:24)
• 28. Now I'm Ready, I'm Ready Now (4:02)
• 29. Be Merry, Swete Lorde (1:30)

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