Some of you know how I feel about checking out a “blockbuster” movie at the local theater. If you don’t know, check out a previous post about how HD has totally spoiled me and my movie-going experience. Not only for me, but for my family. But anyway. . . .
With that said, I finally took the time to check out the hit movie The Avengers. I’m not here to do a review of the movie, but that was a DAMN GOOD MOVIE. I loved the action and special FX. I’m here to discuss a habit of mine. I don’t know about you, but watching movies that I thoroughly enjoy leads to a pattern.
1. I decided on purchasing the movie for re-runs at my leisure
2. I research the movie’s composer.
Yeah that’s right, the composer, not the movie writer. Why? Because in my opinion, not only the plot and effects make a good movie, but you have to have an outstanding theatrical score to ENHANCE the scenery. I can’t help feeling this way. I’m a music nerd/dork. I sometimes wonder how my momz put up with me as a kid and teen playing classical or whatever on my sax, then conversely listening to some old rap music or R&B. Band got me listening to music a lil’ differently. I’m sure none of my musical patterns made sense to her. (Lol)
As I was chatting with a friend of mine on Google+ and commenting on her blog post, paying attention to a movie’s score allows for me to get through it differently and easier. Especially if it turns out to be a movie I don’t care for.
Example: Twilight Saga
I could care less about those movies or books, but Carter Burwell’s composition is both beautiful and a driving force in that movie. My favorite song on that album has to be Bella’s Lullaby playable here.
Now take a battling scene from a movie such as The Avengers or maybe even Pirates of the Carribean. Watch a scene like that and imagine it with a different soundtrack or none at all other than the explosions/gun fire. Better yet, I’ll make it easier for you, when a scene like that is on, just close your eyes. Listen to the dialog at hand, the sound of things blowing up or crashing and I bet you’ll notice the crash of a cymbal or a majestic brass section driving the scene. Imagine Pirates of the Carribean with out this song while the ships are firing canons or the swords are clanking? I’ll answer it for ya. . .NO FREAKIN’ WAY.
What are your thoughts on this? Is this how you react after you see a great movie in the theaters? I’m sure the answer is “no.” I’m curious. Hit me up in the comments and feel free to share this post with others.