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In praise of Howard Shore.

andwise
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Feb 4 2013, 5:18pm


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I have at last got round to buying a copy of the hobbit soundtrack and am enjoying it a lot.my point is that on first view of the movie I did think that one or two 'old' themes seemed to re-ocur too often,namely the shire theme and the elves themes....BUT on repeated viewings and listening to the CD it is not so.there have been plenty posts on here complaining about the score not being as good as LOTR but I have to defend Howard shore now.the most repeated theme is the dwarves/erebor/misty mountains theme which is quite right as that is the premise of the film.the dwarves themes are utterly fantastic and easily match anything in rings.the shire theme HAS to be there as does the rivendell theme because these are pieces of music not just wrote for the rings movies but to BE a part of the middle earth landscape and history and we are going to some of the same places.the one thing thatpuzzled me first time round and has been commented on by others was the inclusion of the ringwraiths theme at the end for azog facing thorin,seemed strange,but could it be that because azog is a gundabad orc which would have been under the rule of angmar at one time,then this theme represents that connection..?!? Anyway,whether that's right or wrong is not important.the thing is Howard shore has yet again created a masterpiece that sends shivers down the spine and brings a smile to the face just when it should do.awsome.!! Oh yes and does anyone else think that the music used for the eagles rescue echoes very slightly the lighting of the beacons from ROTK?? Neil Finns 'song of the lonely mountain' is also excellent.some didn't like it but I think its spot on,a bit folky,a bit different to what enya did for FOTR and very clever use of some of the lyrics from misty mountains and imagary from the end of the film.not what we expected at all,but surely that's a good thing!?all in all fantastic music once again and a pleasure to listen to.what do you think? Smile

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(This post was edited by andwise on Feb 4 2013, 5:22pm)

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In praise of Howard Shore. andwise Send a private message to andwise Feb 4 2013, 5:18pm
    I think extended the films to 3 hurt him stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 4 2013, 5:30pm
        It seems Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Feb 4 2013, 6:19pm
            I would add that anyone who thinks Shore.... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Feb 4 2013, 6:29pm
                Mods way up!// Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 4 2013, 6:32pm
            Where the split is (minor book spoilers) arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Feb 4 2013, 6:36pm
                Interesting Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Feb 4 2013, 6:51pm
                movie split. andwise Send a private message to andwise Feb 4 2013, 10:04pm
            I understand how it works for a normal film stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 4 2013, 6:39pm
                I don't think Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Feb 4 2013, 6:50pm
                    To each his own stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 4 2013, 7:06pm
                        To each his own indeed Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Feb 4 2013, 8:15pm
                        I agree with you shadow0421 Send a private message to shadow0421 Feb 7 2013, 2:25pm
    I agree with you Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 4 2013, 5:30pm
    I agree! Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 4 2013, 5:32pm
        ringwraiths theme.... andwise Send a private message to andwise Feb 4 2013, 10:30pm
    OST Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 4 2013, 8:08pm
        people should listen carefully and judge afterwards! Silmaril Send a private message to Silmaril Feb 5 2013, 7:34am
            looking forward too andwise Send a private message to andwise Feb 5 2013, 8:03pm
    So right! GloryBox Send a private message to GloryBox Feb 4 2013, 8:59pm
    Can anyone Name That Tune...er, theme for me? Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 4 2013, 11:34pm
        Theme Lonely Mountain Send a private message to Lonely Mountain Feb 5 2013, 9:07am
    I agree and disagree with you! Foromir Send a private message to Foromir Feb 5 2013, 9:52am
        Thats ok Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 5 2013, 6:23pm
            Well, that's ok too ;-) Foromir Send a private message to Foromir Feb 5 2013, 7:21pm
                virtual high five Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 5 2013, 7:29pm
                    Now on that I can wholly agree! // Foromir Send a private message to Foromir Feb 5 2013, 7:34pm
                        Virtual High Five 2x :) Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 5 2013, 7:49pm
    I thought it was a good score Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 5 2013, 6:17pm

 
 
 

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