Re: Claanad music

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Posted by Tom Kilbane on October 30, 1997 at 20:39:53:

In Reply to: Re: Claanad music posted by Mary on October 30, 1997 at 08:42:42:

Well, I guess I am outnumbered on this point. But I just remember becoming acutely aware of the audience around me when that song started playing-- I was distracted from the movie and I could "feel" others were too. I don't think that song should have been included in the film and I think as the film gets older the more obvious its misplacement will become.

The idea of throwing a "song", out of the blue, in a film with a completely instrumental score is not a new idea; in the early 70's this practice was also in vogue. Maybe at the time this was considered a good idea but as those films aged; boy, do they sound cheesy when in the middle of the film a some silly folk/love song starts playing during scenes of some montage of young couples in love. (Examples: Cahill: US Marshall and Chisum both with my favorite actor of all time, John Wayne). I just don't think "songs" in a movie soundtrack work unless the actors are themselves singing or the film is a musical. I have always felt that the soundtrack of LOTM should have been kept strictly instrumental.

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