American History X Soundtrack
Top Customer Reviews
Anne Dudley has composed and conducted a haunting score for this film. Her orchestral score is at times mournful, and often very beautiful. Although I think the score works better as a complement to the film than as an independent piece of musical art, I still recommend this disc to serious collectors of film music.
Dudley's score most reminds of Bernard Herrmann's work for "Fahrenheit 451." Though not as animated, she brings similar pathos and tragic beauty to the compositions. There's also a touch of Howard Shore ("Silence of The Lambs," "Se7en")here and there. Where her earlier score for "The Crying Game" was more romantic, the music for "X" reflects the tragedy and sorrow of the story.
Some may find certain passages (e.g., "We Are Not Enemies") schmaltzy in a John Williams fashion. However, I'm a Williams fan. A good score communicates the director's intentions; while the images show us WHAT, the music can express WHY.
The score by Anne Dudley is impressive. If you're a fan of the movie, buy this soundtrack; you won't be disappointed. This score is truly the heart and soul of the film.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although the music on here is great what I was looking for was the songs from throughout the movie.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Anne Dudley was in the group, "The Art Of Noise". I wouldn't expect her work to be anything less than "haunting" or "moving".
Tracks 14 and 15 are etched into my brain. Read more
This score by Anne Dudley, successfully shows the redemption from hate monger to human being by Derek Vinyard. Track 15 to me shows this the most. Read morePublished on September 30, 2005 by Robert P. Del Grande