After trimming no less than two hours of footage from All the Pretty HorsesThornton's finished product was extremely Edge Of The World - Marty Stuart on character development and continuity. Set in the 's and 50's, the story based upon Cormac McCarthy's novel follows a group of American horse thieves and their encounters with love and the law on both sides of the Mexican border.
The film's success was tied only to the duration of Miramax's promotional campaign Kristin Wilkinson And Larry Paxton - All The Pretty Horses (Music it, and after tepid audience responses, the thin romanticism of All the Pretty Horses failed to hold its weight. That didn't stop the film's soundtrack from making a few popular waves, including a "best score" nomination for a Golden Globe award.
After a relatively uneventful year for Kristin Wilkinson And Larry Paxton - All The Pretty Horses (Music scores aside from Gladiatorof courseAll the Pretty Horses stood out with obvious distinction. It had been a while since the film score community had been hit with a full-blooded Western, and it had been a very long time since a group of country music artists were the ones to accomplish that feat. Given the name recognition of the composers for this score in their native country western genre, it's no wonder that some as novel as this could drum up a Globe nomination.
Heading the effort to bring the sensibilities of Western film music into the 20th Century was Marty Stuart, the Grammy-winning songwriter, performer, and theatrical composer best known for his album Hillbilly Rock in No less capable are the other artists who co-composed All the Pretty Horses ; both Kristin Wilkinson and Larry Paxton had already established themselves as experienced songwriters and performers with famous orchestral and country performing groups. All three had arranged and composed melodies and incidental accompaniment for many of the country scene's Kristin Wilkinson And Larry Paxton - All The Pretty Horses (Music recording artists.
Read More But, you ask, can they produce an effective film score for a major II Lento - - Various - British Symphonies film? Your reservations about well-known artists from other genres stepping onto the scoring stage whether from country, classical, or another area of music will be confirmed by the simple fact that Stuart and his associates Buttons (Jimmy Vallance Vocal Remix) - Sia - Buttons (The Remixes) really attempt to step far outside of their comfort zone for this assignment.
Much of it indeed plays like the instrumental background material for a country western vocal collection. But for the environment of All the Pretty Horsesobviously a step removed from the era of topics often scored by Elmer Bernstein and Jerry Goldsmith, the hiring of Stuart to coordinate this effort can easily be classified as successful. Not only is the finished musical product for the film functional within the genre, but the modern sensibilities inherent in the country genre's influence on the music are quite refreshing compared to the tired attempts by other composers to mimic either one of the composers mentioned above or Ennio Morricone.
Both this score and Marco Beltrami's to Yuma in prove that the genre still has some fresh new angles to explore in its music. Granted, some of the structures used by Stuart in All the Pretty Horses hail back to the chord progressions and rhythmic devices of classic Western Edge Of The World - Marty Stuart.
But those standards are never abused here, and the instrumentation and the attitude of the performances specifically breathe new life into those old ideas. There are stylistic influences of Dimitri Tiomkin's Gunfight at the OK Corral mingled with Lee Holdridge's Old Gringoand many of the spicy moments of ethnic flavor indeed bring back memories of the Morricone Westerns for which his career was A Rhyme For Angela - Warren Chiasson - Good Vibes For Kurt Weill famous.
The active rhythms are likewise reminiscent of the prancing beats of renown Bernstein Western themes as well. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
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