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 Posted:   Oct 3, 2023 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Sam is a 12-year-old boy who likes to know facts. He is dying of leukemia. He has a list of things he wants to do before he dies. The book Ways to Live Forever is presented as the book he is writing.
I picked up this CD when SAE had a sale on their Movie Score Media titles (it might well have cost me 49 or 99 cents).
It's based on a best-selling book and judging by the synopsis, both film and book might be a struggle to watch/read (it sounds terribly heart-breaking and tragic).
At times, the music is VERY poignant and sad.
Just listening to some cues and imagining what's going on trigger melancholy and sadness.
I hear a big Thomas Newman influence in many of the cues (with maybe a dash of Rachel Portman too).
There are some pizzicato strings and percussion tracks that offer some respite from the tender/heartfelt strings and piano that lend the score its wistful/sad air.
It's a nice little CD overall and one I'm happy to have in my collection.
Any other fans?

 Posted:   Oct 4, 2023 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

On sale now at SAE...45 cents...

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