Minority Report Soundtrack
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Recently, Williams has been branching off, and covering new ground for himself, while also reminding listeners of his previous efforts. That is the magic of John Williams's music: You know when you're listening to him.
I was highly anticipating the score for "Minority Report", while at the same time, I was fearful. After all, this man has produced scores to dozens upon dozens of films. After after the recent successes "A.I." and "Attack of the Clones", I wondered: Could he still do it?
The answer is yes. With the score for "Minority Report", I found something very different than what I expected, and yet something that thrilled me at the same time. This is a much harder-edged film, which calls for a much harder score. There aren't many of the soaring melodies that Williams is known for here. Instead there is some very Bernard Herrmann-like suspsense chords, haunting vocals, and some very futuristic-sounding tones.
And if this sounds like a major step in the wrong direction to fans of the old John Williams, then you'd be wrong.Read more ›
He did use the 1st movement of Franz Schubert's very famous "Unfinished Symphony" as the backdrop for the moments when Tom Cruise's character was in the "Pre-Crime computer". That is, where he sees the flashes of images and tries to put them together with his hands from the Pre-Cogs' inputs as if playing the Theremin.
Williams also used some slow movements from a Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky symphony and snatches of another Romantic era composer I can't recall at this moment - perhaps Robert Schumann.
All that aside, Williams has served his craft well again with a marvelous and evocative score. Williams is maturing finally and has demonstrated that he will not be a servant to "Sound-bite Tunes" or "Signature Tunes" to each movie - merely to add cohesion as in the symphonic fabric of a full-length classical work. These are simply not always necessary.
The best music, it has been said before, it that which you do not hear while you are watching a movie.
Perhaps Williams has finally taken note and just scored the movie as it should be....a collection of actions and feelings..and not just Top 40 hits bundled up into an orchestral framework.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I find this score interesting for a number of reasons, the main one being it came out around the same time as A.I. Read morePublished 7 months ago by SogeKing
The output was clear and glad to have this CD among my collection. Amazing underrated movie, John Williams never fails to deliver a exquisite score to an emotional story.Published on June 23, 2014 by Kyle Begaye
Purportedly an homage to Bernard Herrmann, this soundtrack is reminiscent in the best way of those great film noire scores. Read morePublished on October 17, 2013 by TheMightyConsumer
This is a high impact score from Williams. It has the epic feel you want to have in this sci if action film. It is another perfect item to have of John Williams.Published on January 17, 2013 by Musician101
This one falls a little flat for me, especially having come out around the same time as the far superior AI soundtrack. Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by Daniel Pfeiffer
Williams' music sometimes overwhelms a film and I think the most effective score is the unnoticed one. Read morePublished on October 30, 2008 by Yoga Punguin
You only have to listen through John Williams' intensely spooky score a few times to realize that it is the emotional potency of film music in the Williams style that makes Tom... Read morePublished on September 20, 2007 by David A. Baer
This is an amazing addition to any John Williams fan's collection. It has many exciting tracks, like three quarters of the disc is comprised of action and suspense. Read morePublished on July 8, 2005 by Media Lover
Seems to me that the centrally important music in this movie was not written by John Williams: it was Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony, the first movement of which was played (in... Read morePublished on April 26, 2005 by Joseph Horton