Category Archives: Soundtracks

Mission Accomplished!

Finally, a decent score to a Mission Impossible movie! Well, that’s an understatement. Joe Kraemer’s score to Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is both suspenseful, inventive, and not least very catchy. He respects Lalo Schifrin’s musical themes and style from the … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Score

Here it is, my initial thoughts about the score for the first installment of The Hobbit—An Unexpected Journey—with Howard Shore back in the role as the composer. Going straight for the extended Special Edition version of the soundtrack, I sat … Continue reading

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Minimalistic Film Music

In this post about Clint Mansell’s score for The Fountain, I compared one track to Philip Glass’ score for The Hours. To me this is one of the truly great scores out there and it’s just as gripping without the … Continue reading

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The Classic Film Scores Series is Back!

Yes, the Classic Film Scores series is indeed back. Initially recorded and released on long playing records in the 70s by RCA Victor and then rereleased on compact discs in 1990-91, most of the titles have now been out of … Continue reading

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Clint Mansell: The Fountain

Before I watched Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain I had already checked out the score by Clint Mansell. He had caught my attention with his strange music for the same director’s Requiem for a Dream from which I especially liked the … Continue reading

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