Milburn Stone March 20 Share March 20 @paramitch: 1. I too have a friend who loved the movie because it was "hilarious." When I saw it, my main thought regarding his reaction was: "What movie were you watching!?!?" Polarization not only exists between those who loved the movie and those hated it; it also exists within the subset of those who loved it, between those who found it hilarious and those who don't know what the hell was so funny! (I smiled at the wit on offer, at the performances of the leads, and also the folk-tale quality; I do think the tone of the movie was gently comic mixed with the seriousness of the sadness that life can be--like a Sholom Aleichem story, as I commented earlier.) 2. Thank you also for mentioning some Carter Burwell scores with which I'm unfamiliar (having not seen the movies they were written for). From his scores with which I am familiar, I put him in the very small category of composers who can do no wrong. 3. And also for the summary of his activities on behalf of all film composers. 4. And also for the link to the Vanity Fair article about composers who farm out their work to anonymous toilers. In the article's list at the top of estimable film composers (implicitly ones who don't farm out their work), it names Hans Zimmer, but I wonder if it did so as a misdirect. (Based on what I've heard/read about his methods. But hey, what do I know?) 1 Link to comment
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