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In 1997, two high-profile films involved the 14th Dalai Lama. How would you rate their scores?

In 1997, two high-profile films involved the 14th Dalai Lama. How would you rate their scores?  

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  1. 1. Kundun by Philip Glass (5 is top rating)

  2. 2. Seven Years in Tibet by John Williams (5 is top rating)



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3 stars Glass, 4 stars Williams.

 

Almost none of Glass's film scores has worked for me even if it is still decent music, this while Tibet is among Williams's most underrated scores (if there is a such thing).

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I have never seen or heard the Mishima score in its entirety, so I can't comment on it. The Hours I am not a fan of; I pretty much agree with the music critic in NYT on it who wrote that it was mindless and a miscalculation: https://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/02/arts/film-the-great-film-score-catch-it-if-you-can.html. I don't think it is BAD though, just not a very good score. Of the film scores of Glass's film scores I have heard, I regard Koyaanisqatsi as his best film work, but even that I find somewhat overrated. Don't get me wrong, it is admittedly an original score, but I don't find myself returning to it. I kind of like it, but never really listen to it.

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