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Thor: The Dark World - OST ~ Brian Tyler
Nice and memorable themes but like Iron Man 3, waaaay tooo long. There's a nice 45-minute album in there somewhere, now it's just overkill. Great fanfare for Marvel though.
The Book Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack&hellip ~ John Williams
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Williams scores have become rare over the years (with the exception of an occasional Spielberg film) so when he scores a movie it's always an event. For me, the man NEVER dissapoints. He's in a league of his own and this score oozes class. It's scored for a relatively small orchestra but the soloists get a real workout. There are hints of older scores (Angela's Ashes, Presumed Innocent) but he makes it sound fresh. Williams doesn't lay it on thick and the whole thing has a sombre feel but a lot of hope comes through. Refreshingly, there's a genuine end credits suite where all the themes come together. Like I said, it's classy. Not a masterpiece but a beautiful score nonetheless.
Romeo and Juliet ~ Abel Korzeniowski
Romeo and Juliet ~ Abel Korzeniowski
5.0 out of 5 stars Polish brilliance, 8 Dec 2013
Hard to understand that this guy doesn't get more big assignments. He replaced a James Horner score that probably would have sounded like Braveheart but this is the real deal. It's heartbreaking and big on emotion without being schmaltzy befitting the story of these two cursed lovers. The themes are instantly memorable and stick in your head. I would say it's almost a big orchestra version of a Philip Glass score..but better. This might just be the score of the year for me.