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Patriotic Music for the Entire World!

Advantages: Rousing, Evocative and descriptive, good use of transformation of melodies
Disadvantages: Too Short,

...I've tried to structure this review carefully, as it's rather long and you may just wish to dip into the relevant section. For those of you who don't know the Independence Day Film there's a brief overview of the film at the end (so those of you who know ...

JTubs 04.08.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Independence Day (Original Soundtrack) - David Arnold

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Did you like Stargate?

Advantages: Great music
Disadvantages: It is a bit like Stargate - but so what?

It must be difficult for film music composers. They come up with a great score like Stargate, and then a film director approaches them, asking for "something like that" for a new film. As a result, some composers tend to write several scores which are ...

Big-Al 04.09.2000 · Read full review

Review of Independence Day (Original Soundtrack) - David Arnold

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A must for film score lovers

Advantages: Musically very good
Disadvantages: none

David Arnold does seem to have a talent for writing music which captures the general atmosphere of a scene - and here is no exception. Many other composers focus on fitting their music around the action as it happens on screen, so there is often little c ...

tbreeze 11.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Independence Day (Original Soundtrack) - David Arnold

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Plunkett and Macleane OST: An odd mix of styles that work well.

Advantages: Very strong soundtrack, some epic tracks
Disadvantages: Doesn't include The Tiger Lillies songs

This is one of those soundtracks that seems to get forgotten, much like the film despite one of the tracks being one of the most recognisable as it features on many film trailers and Top Gear has used it rather a lot too - the track is 'Escape' and it's e ...

lazywolfeyes 06.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Plunkett & Macleane [Original Score] (Original Soundtrack) - Craig Armstrong

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Plunkett and Macleane soundtrack - Craig Armstrong

Advantages: Different, exciting and composed by a renound Electronica artist
Disadvantages: not a lyrical album with 'songs'

...This is an incredible soundtrack written for the 18th Century action/drama film Plunkett and Macleane starring Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Liv Tyler. It is composed by Craig Armstrong, also composer to some of the famous heavy instrumental tracks ...

catbradbury 19.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Plunkett & Macleane [Original Score] (Original Soundtrack) - Craig Armstrong

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