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 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   ahem   (Member)

Does anyone else quite like this beautiful score?

Can you suggest other Newman scores like this one?

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Taylor Fenno   (Member)

This is my favorite Thomas Newman score. I absolutely love it!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Just another Goldsmith fan...   (Member)

Does anyone else quite like this beautiful score?

Can you suggest other Newman scores like this one?


Thomas Newman has written a whole catalogue of great music and like many of his peers, he carries his own musical voice. LITTLE WOMEN is a fine score. However, if you like this, then knock yourself out with MEET JOE BLACK, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, SCENT OF A WOMAN, ROAD TO PERDITION, WALL-E........................................etc. I'm a big Newman fan and anything he does is worth a listen or two.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

My recommendations would pretty much be Just Another Goldsmith Fan's, although I might add Fried Green Tomatoes.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I rarely emotionally connect to Newman's scores, but I've always thought Little Women was a lovely score.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

The Good German is superb!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 8:19 PM   
 By:   Michael Arlidge   (Member)

Out of all the Oscar's that Thomas Newman has lost, "Little Women" and "The Good German" piss me off the most.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   Hadrian   (Member)

Does anyone else quite like this beautiful score?

Can you suggest other Newman scores like this one?


LITTLE WOMEN is gorgeous from beginning to end. I would recommend ANGELS IN AMERICA, MEET JOE BLACK, THE HORSE WHISPERER, and HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   No Respectable Gentleman   (Member)

OSCAR & LUCINDA, from the same director, has some sublime choral tracks.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2010 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

This man NEEDS an Oscar please!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2010 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

I love this score too, but I never heard a T. Newman score that was quite like it (though admittedly, I haven't listened to too many, not has be normally resonated with me). I always found it a bit odd that way, especially with how eclectic it is.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2010 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   jkholm   (Member)

Little Women is one of my favorite scores. When my wife and I were dating, I made her a CD with some of my favorite soundtrack cues, including a few from Little Women. She liked it so much, the music ended up in our wedding video.

If you like this style, I second the recommendation of Scent of a Woman.

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2010 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   Archie Watt   (Member)

The Shawshank Redemption is probably my favourite of his, but I must admit that Little Women is wonderful as well. He was the only double nominee at the 1994 Oscars with his first two nominations with those scores - he should without any doubt have got the award for one of them, and one in 2006 for 'The Good German'...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2010 - 9:20 PM   
 By:   valkyrie312   (Member)

Little Women is probably one of Thomas Newman's best scores. I also like Scent of a Woman and the Horse Whisperer.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2010 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   TownerFan   (Member)

Wonderful, wonderful score. I too listened to it again quite recently and I was amazed by the lyricism of the writing. It's a short score, but it's a delight from beginning to end (I just love the opening and the end credits).

It's probably Tom Newman's most orchestral/symphonic score to date (THE GOOD GERMAN is a fine companion piece, imho).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 3:10 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

This score really reminds me of Christmas.
Maybe it's all the brass, horns, bells and chimes on display, but it really has that magical Christmas feel in a lot of cues.
It's also one of my favourite Thomas Newman scores and shares some qualities with OSCAR AND LUCINDA, another great score by TN.
Everybody break it out for a Christmas jingle!! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

I like the slight nod to composer William Billings in this score. It has a solid pre-Copland Americana sound to it for good reason. I like to think that Herrmann would have liked it.

I love many TN scores from the 90's, this one, along with Fried Green Tomatoes and The Horse Whisperer and Meet Joe Black.

This guy seemingly couldn't have an off movie back then. I'm not sure he ever has had one.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Very beautiful score. Played it just the other day.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

This and AMERICAN BEAUTY would be my first two suggestions for someone unfamiliar with Thomas Newman's music.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   TerryLee   (Member)

This and AMERICAN BEAUTY would be my first two suggestions for someone unfamiliar with Thomas Newman's music.

Excellent choices. I would make THE HORSE WHISPERER number three. I'm a self-employed copywriter working from home and I almost always choose a Thomas Newman or Alexandre Desplat score to write to. AMERICAN BEAUTY is my absolute favorite.

 
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