Posted by Mary on October 30, 1997 at 08:42:42:
In Reply to: Claanad music posted by gretchen on October 29, 1997 at 13:41:18:
: Tom wrote:
: LOTM has a "dead part" too. A dead part, in my opinion, is a scene in the film that is so pointless and out of place that the audience loses touch with film. In LOTM it was after the waterfall scene and Russel Means is pulled out of the water. Our three heroes then start their pursuit of the Hurons and 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. It was if the "hypnoptic spell" of the movie had been broken by a snap of the fingers but in reality it was Maire Ni Brennan's lovely but out of place voice.
: I am so surprised to hear this! I have never seen this movie in a theater but my husband and I both felt the same thrill when this music played. We thought it was so beautiful and haunting and very fitting for the scene! It is funny how a theater full of people will react to a scene or a movie. When I saw The Crucible, the theater audience snickered and outright laughed throughout the film. When DDL was hanged at the end I was only able to squeeze out one tear (not because I felt like crying, just because I wished DDL could've had a chance to brush his teeth before he met his maker!) Others have told me the audience they were with broke into sobs!
I'm with you on this one, Gretchen. I thought the music at
that particular point was exactly right -- eerie and haunting
and mysterious. Martin Scorsese did a very similar thing in
the middle of Age of Innocence by using an Enya version
of"Marble Halls" -- not historically accurate, maybe, but
"emotionally" accurate, if there is such an animal! G
PS If everyone loves the music to LOM as much as I
do, check out a CD called Music of the Great Smoky
Mountains by Gary Malkin -- it's music in a very similar
vein -- very beautiful.
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