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 Posted:   Apr 21, 2013 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

http://www.examiner.com/review/soundtrack-review-grand-canyon-expanded-music-by-james-newton-howard

Very informative. Never seen this movie nor heard the score, but I might be inclined to get this now.

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2013 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

You're interested in getting it based on a review by a known psychopath who only gives it a C+?

 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2013 - 2:01 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

He should get it because it is a wonderful score.

 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2013 - 3:37 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Agreed!

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Got my copy today... and it´s brilliant! Such a fantastic score.

"Claire returns the baby" always hits me with its quiet intensity. One of my favorite tracks ever.

And the new, previously unreleased tracks are a welcome edition to this intelligent, emotionally haunting score as well.

A keeper.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Fake Horror Film gets best thriller music heard in eons!

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: You're interested in getting it based on a review by a known psychopath who only gives it a C+?

Shaun: Wow -- pretty harsh words about the reviewer and I assume you have facts to back that up. I read his review before seeing your startling assessment of the writer, and, beyond that, felt that it gave us a nice over-view of the film as well as Howard's music, although I thought he was a bit too generous towards the music. I stumbled across the movie in progress on cable a month ago and pulled my DVD out, intending to watch it again -- it's a good movie -- but still haven't. Right now I'm listening to the original soundtrack release, and was reminded that it's NOT one of my favorite James Newton Howard scores and am surprised they chose to expand it. Lovers of the score will jump in and say that maybe if I heard it I'd realize why they chose to give us more of it. Maybe, but, frankly, I may never listen to the original (limited) soundtrack again, although I do want to watch the film again.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Yeah, Ron, some of us have a storied history with other members of the board from the "olden" days of the 1990s.

Despite it being a product of its time (Yuppie panic), the film has long been one of my favorites, and I could listen to the score pretty much every day. Take away some of the more outdated, "uncool" cues (even for 1991; I'm looking at tracks like "You White?"), and there's just so much feeling in JNH's writing, that it's like he's not scoring a movie so much as he's scoring life itself. Haha, you gotta try that out in James Lipton's voice for maximum pretentiousness.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Actually I imagined it with Woody Allen's voice.

 
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