Unexpected Power

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

In Paul Thomas Anderson's new film "The Master," Jonny Greenwood's striking score doesn't only heighten the emotions of the story, it adds new dimension by not "playing" the scene in an expected way.

In the 1997 movie "The Ice Storm," composer Mychael Danna brought the unexpected sounds of Indonesian music and a Native American flute to a story set in suburban Connecticut. David Garland presents these and other film scores that provide unexpected power, through the power of the unexpected.


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Comments [1]

Tiffany from Lawn Guyland

One film score that comes to mind in this vein is "One Hour Photo". I used to turn it on to fall asleep to, but it's a movie that is anything but soothing.

Oct. 21 2012 08:00 PM

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