The Help

August 2, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • Copyright: 2011 DreamWorks II Distribution Co LLC
  • Total Length: 59:24
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  • ASIN: B005I22GSE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,987 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kaya Savas VINE VOICE on September 19, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Thomas Newman hasn't really had a great benchmark score in quite some time. For The Help I wasn't expecting him to pull out all the stops and give us another score to sit with The Road To Perdition and The Shawshank Redemption. While it won't be remembered for being an iconic Thomas Newman score, it will strike a resonating chord with the listener. Newman's trademark strings open the first track and I immediately got a chill. The score is peppered with his piano accents that truly make it a Thomas Newman score. As a story the music is extremely well structured with some nice motifs.

Newman eases us into the serious subject matter of the story by starting things off light. In some cases you may think he's getting a little too saccharine, but then again the film is sugarcoated for mass appeal. The second half of the score is where it truly shines. The music has a deep resonating presence that gently carries you to a compassionate state. The true emotion of the film finally finds room to poke out and then this music truly becomes something spectacular. Newman hits all the right beats with the score's ups and downs. There is such a strong sense of human spirit in the score that you can't help but be moved by it. To add a little atmosphere and setting Newman incorporates a little guitar now and then to echo the southern setting of the film. In the end the score brings everything to a gentle and subtle conclusion.

The Help reminded me a lot of The Shawshank Redemption because of how Newman made audiences sympathize with the characters. His music is a pure echo of human emotion and that is true for his score for The Help. It's a beautiful score. It may go unnoticed and while Newman isn't doing anything bold here, but it doesn't mean it isn't special.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barbara-Jo Osborne on October 10, 2011
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This soundtrack is worth buying and the music is lovely! however, it does not include any of the songs that were used in the movie, so if you were hoping to purchase the songs, this isn't the CD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By john pence on February 21, 2013
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Beautiful music. Great price, great and speedy service. This CD is relaxing and can be motivating as well.. It's a mood suitor! Excellent movie as well. Highly recomend ordering from this company!
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Thomas Newman produces these kinds of soundtracks....full of sounds and changes but not nerve wracking...just very, very interesting and eminently listenable. Over and over.
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