Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Incredible Soundtrack #13: Gone with the Wind (Steiner)

The music attached to a film creates the environment, I believe, moreso than the literal environment depicted through the visuals...

I have been meaning to crack open a classic soundtrack and Max Steiners score for Gone with the Wind, I think is epic and grand enough to continue the soundtrack series with. It was tough to choose the soundtrack because nothing matches the iconic theme tune - but, I did manage to find a couple of tracks that seemed to have some interesting points for discussion.

[I have just found out that the tracks are not available on YouTube! But still ...]

Highlights from the Soundtrack available on itunes:

12. I'll Never Be Hungry Again - small hints of the theme litter this track until the final thirty seconds whereby the strings take second-place to the brass belting out the Main Theme from Gone with the Wind.

10. Escape from Atlanta - Only a short track - 2mins 48secs, but the stringed beginning has a incredible fast pace and a strange similarity to the scores Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard completed for Nolan's Batman films. Until it becomes very 'epic' and dated ...

1. Main Title - the only one I could find on YouTube...

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