November 10, 2001

Lukewarm Soundtrack
Nam N.

I'm kind of luke warm about the sound track. It seems to be constantly climaxing which is emotionally exausting to listen to. It relies too consistantly on a sense of awe and emotional intensity which is only effective when used in small doses at key points in the story.

It'll be hard to believe in the events on screen if the the music keeps dwelling on the novelty and otherness of being in middle earth. How will the audience know when to have a catharsis if there is cathartic music throughout the entire film?

I didn't dislike any specific tracks. I would just prefer if there was more earthy, rustic, understated music in the mix to make things more emotionaly believable. 

Maybe there will be enough scenes without music that the soundtrack will seem more appropriate and not so overblown.