The Score!!!


Does anyone else agree that music scores aren't taken into consideration enough in Hollywood these days, or they just don't care?

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Requiem For A Dream has a great score / sound track. Many Thanks.
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This is certainly one of the best film scores I've ever heard. I bought the album in 1983 right after I saw the film.

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LOL I saw this film just for the music.

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same.
The film was a good touch to the music though.

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Clint Mansell is a monster. I'm not as high on the film as some, but the score, admittedly, is among the best that cinema has seen in a good quarter century, maybe ever. As for Ôshima's film, I thought the score was one of the major flaws in the film, but after the film ended I found that I couldn't shake off the main theme. It resonated with me.

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Just saw the tralier for this on a video ex-rental, and that haunting score playing in the background is now stuck in my mind.


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it does stay with you, doesn't it?

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Yeah, just watched this last night and the one thing that really stood out for me was the score- haunting and evocative. Great stuff.

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The score is haunting, wholly original and completely unforgettable. But why not a single song by Bowie (not counting "Rock of Ages," which he sings intentionally off-key)?

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He was not willing to do any music so as to remove any connotations with his musical style and leave it up to Sakamoto to do the score. Bowie I think only had interest in the film's emotional impact and story/ character's development.

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That makes sense. If Bowie was involved in the score, Sakamoto would get little or no recognition. Thanks.

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I agree that the score is haunting, wholly original and completely unforgettable, however for some reason I find it annoying. I don't even know why that it is, and I realize it's purely subjective, but I thought I'd throw it out there so that if anyone else feels like me they won't feel lonely.

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i understand your point of view. in some films one part of what's going on can totally overwhelm the rest and if you're a fan of the original story, or of the acting, all the other film's "effects" can put you off the whole endeavor. the director is the one to blame here, as he has the say-so (excepting the cases where the studio takes over).

I think for some, the music in this film may have done that... or sakamoto's makeup in early scenes when meeting celliers. there are just tons of movies that are ruined for me in such ways. for some reason, other filmgoers never seem to notice that stuff.

I hated the lord of the rings movies for example, but i must be the only one.

but i really liked the music in this film. I wouldn't have seen it at such a young age otherwise.

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the soundtrack is on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5Cyk8Zqepg&playnext=1&list=PLE 8629D80884FC0C4

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Personally I felt that the soundtrack seemed out of place. Not that it's bad or anything, but it just felt like it... didn't fit. Like it didn't match the setting or the story. I especially felt this way in the courtroom scene. I kind of got used to it as the movie went on, but still, it never seemed to quite fit the movie.

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