Sound Track.......awful


I found the soundtrack to be awful. The same note from a string instrument over and over again. Then overly loud chamber music. Now, I have admired the work of Phillip Glass who uses repetative schemes but he adds to them building a hypnotizing and elegant piece.Sarah Giles is no Philip Glass! I found this soundtrack to be intrusive at times. And, at other times, distracting. Rather than adding to the film, it was irritating.

PS It is a great film.

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Soundtracks are supposed to be effective at supporting the story, which does not always translate to musically pleasing, though it’s nice when both are satisfied. Personally, I found the long repeated notes incredibly effective at supporting the scenes the cues were used in, and, the period music was equally enjoyable. Then again, there’s no accounting for taste.

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"Then again, there’s no accounting for taste."

Hmmm, there is accounting for taste. It is the critic's raison d'être. It is the reason this site exits. To afford people the ability to express their views and spark cordial and healthy debate. The soundtrack did not propel or enhance the overall story telling, in my opinion. To my taste, it was obtrusive. Of course we know about Clint Eastwood's famous/?infamous quote regarding opinions.

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I know several people who were put off by the soundtrack. For me, the repetitive note had the feel of a heartbeat that added tension. I also enjoy Baroque music but will not be buying the soundtrack. Also, a couple of the pieces had not yet been composed during the reign of Queen Anne, but were no less effective in supporting the film and were not a distraction for me.

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So, you know other people that are in my 'camp.' There are probably more people in 'your camp.' The music from the Baroque period is fine. This soundtrack was too loud and obtrusive. Rather than enhance the story telling, it was distracting. But, that is why the ice cream stores have 25 flavors.

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