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Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Horner's combination of synths, chorale, and orchestra perfectly underscores the action in director James Cameron's 20th-century melodrama. It's a finely honed piece of Hollywood craftsmanship from a composer who has tackled more musically adventuresome projects in his career. FYI: Horner's follow-up to Titanic was the score for a different disaster: Deep Impact. --Jerry McCulley
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4/5- "Never an Absolution": I'm not really sure where this played into the movie, but the vocals really give boost to the instruments.
4/5- "Distand Memories": This isn't my favorite, but I love the beginning sounds. They're very calming...
5/5- "Southampton": This is one of my favorites. Plain and simple.
5/5- "Rose": One of the best songs on the soundtrack. The vocals and instruments mix wonderfully. Not only is it played in one of the best scenes of the movie [the flying scene], but it is very well written.
5/5- "Leaving Port": Again, one of my favorites. What else is there to say?
3/5- "Take Her to Sea, Mr. Murdoch": I usually don't really pay attention to this song, since it sounds similar to "Leaving Port", but nonetheless, it is still moving.
4/5- "Hard to Starboard": This song leads into the sinking part of the movie, and it is where the soundtrack starts to turn darker. It fits very well with the scene, although it is a little long...
5/5- "Unable to Stay, Unwilling to Leave": This is my favorite track. The vocals are so haunting, and they really make tears come to your eyes. It is very moving and powerful, and it fits well in the different scenes it is played in, very smooth.
4/5- "The Sinking": This is a track that is really dark. It shows true emotion, and that is one of the reasons why it fits so well...
3/5- "Death of Titanic": The title just makes me sad. The instruments are loud and clear, full of emotion, but the song drags on.
4/5- "A Promise Kept": This song sounds dark, too. Darker than the others.Read more ›
I first became aware of James Horner when Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan premiered in June of 1982. Director Nicholas Meyer, anxious to give his entry in the Star Trek franchise its own identity apart from the less-than-acclaimed first motion picture, commissioned the young Horner to write a score that evoked the nautical traditions Meyer wanted to infuse into his vision of Starfleet and the starship Enterprise. He asked for, and got, music that calls to mind seagoing sailing frigates and the age of Horatio Hornblower, albeit with a 23rd Century backdrop of dueling starships.
Considering Horner's penchant for composing scores with nautical or exploration-adventure themes (Clear and Present Danger, Apollo 13), it's not surprising that director James Cameron would ask the now-established composer to write the music for his 1997 tale of star-crossed love aboard the even more star-crossed Titanic.
And why not? Horner uses all his expertise with seafaring and action-adventure themes in creating one of the most popular film scores in history and the one that would earn the composer an Academy Award for Best Original Score in March of 1998.Read more ›
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near far wherever you are this is a great soundtrack for relaxing toPublished 1 month ago by Sara H.
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