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Scooped by Christopher Coleman
February 9, 2012 10:31 AM
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9 Favorite Western Film Scores | Film Score Click Track

9 Favorite Western Film Scores | Film Score Click Track | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
I’m not a fan of Westerns particularly. The mythological images created by Hollywood seldom bear any resemblance to reality and their political leanings are often less than honorable. But those wide, open spaces and America’s dramatic past (even filtered through Hollywood’s gauze) arguably have inspired more great film scores than any other cinematic subgenre.

 

As always, with so many great scores to choose from, narrowing down a list to nine is a typically foolish task. Some composers specialized in Westerns, so to make this list more equally balanced, I only allowed one score per composer. Otherwise, I could have populated the entire list with scores by Elmer Bernstein and Dimitri Tiomkin. So strap on some spurs and saddle up for a wild ride across the rich, fertile ground of Western film music.

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Scooped by Christopher Coleman
January 18, 2012 9:25 AM
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CD Review: Iris | Film Score Click Track

CD Review: Iris | Film Score Click Track | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
When his Serenada Schizophrana was performed live at Carnegie Hall in 2005, Danny Elfman seemed to shed the shackles and demands of film, providing some of the freshest music of his career. With IRIS, Cirque du Soleil’s new stage show, Elfman is inspired once again to new heights of inventiveness with one of his most joyful musical creations.

 

The show, which is currently playing at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, explores the history of cinema and its various genres through a combination of dance, acrobatics, live video, filmed sequences and animation. In interviews, Elfman has said that writing the score was “more akin to writing for the ballet than film.” Inspired by the show’s acrobats, the music has an energy that has been missing from much of Elfman’s film work of late.

 

http://www.filmscoreclicktrack.com/2012/01/cd-review-iris/

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