Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:07 PM
Listening to it right now. It's really good. Say what you want, but Horner has class. Especially these days, where all blockbusters sound alike, this score is a surprisingly fresh sounding. Youthful, light, warm-hearted and exciting - everything this character should be. And while not all that terrific, the main theme is well used through out. Even the modern elements add to the whole, rather than overwhelm. Surely, already a highlight of 2012 (Black Gold is up there too). Well done, James!
From a storytelling point of view, from a directing point of view, there is one thing I associate with what he does, which is calm. There is such an inherent calm and inherent trust of the one powerful image, that he makes me embarrassed with my own work, in terms of how many different shots, how many different sound effects, how many different things we’ll throw at an audience to make an impression. But with Kubrick, there is such a great trust of the one correct image to calmly explain something to audience. There can be some slowness to the editing. There’s nothing frenetic about it. It’s very simple. There’s a trust in simple storytelling and simple image making that actually takes massive confidence to try and emulate.
- Christopher Nolan