Posted by Heather on October 29, 1997 at 15:42:08:
In Reply to: Re: Thanks posted by Marcia on October 29, 1997 at 14:18:50:
: Tom wrote:
: at that moment the Clannad music starts playing. A huge mistake on Mann's part putting that anachronistic music in this film. In every theater I saw the film the audience would become noticeably restless during the duration of that song.
: Tom, it is amazing to me how we all perceive things differently & have our own very specific opinions about this film. For me, I wait every time for Chingachgook's foot to step down on the rock as they climb out of the river...this is the exact moment that Clannad begins to sing "I Will Find You." I have always thought it was so utterly perfect for that moment. I've never seen the movie in a theater, so there you have me, but I have watched it with quite a few people at a sitting, and no one ever seemed to dislike this part of the soundtrack. I guess, once again, that this is why they have chocolate, strawberry & vanilla in the ice cream freezer...there's something for everybody that way, because it's a sure thing we will each like something different.
I agree, Marcia. "I Will Find You" is perfect for the scene. Obviously time was put into choosing that particular song because the version edited for the movie is different from the version on the soundtrack, which is different from the version on Clanned's CD. I also feel that the Celtic tone of the music is somewhat in keeping with the Scottish melodies throughout the movie. The pause is significant because at that moment in the movie, the three men experience and emotional link, it seems. Another thing is that if you think back, there was a pause in the movie in the beginning when Uncas NOTICES Alice. The camera pans down to the river and the rush of water is heard, then it fades to silence. Actually, now that I think about it, throughout the movie significant emotional moments are either preceeded or followed by moments of silence. Anyone else notice this?
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