Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Village.

Perhaps one of the most compelling, beautiful, and scary as hell* movies I've ever seen is M. Night Shyamalan's The Village. I highly recommend it to anybody who is okay with being psychologically scarred for the next two weeks.

There are twists at every turn, creatures more scary than Voldemort himself, and a very powerful, heart-wrenching romance between two of the main characters. 

I'm going to leave it at that, because right now I want to talk about the score for the movie.  It is my favorite score ever. And that's saying something because I've seen Harry Potter--and though John Williams is a genius, James Newton Howard knows how to write very moving music.

Take this piece, for example.


And this piece (it's quite a bit like the video above it, but it's still different).


And also this piece (creepier still because I have a mental image of what was playing in the movie when this music was going).

 

 I love it. Love it. 

Plus, it goes so well with the theme of my manuscript right now, which is awesome because I get to play it more often as I write. I don't however, play Those we Don't Speak of (the last video in this post), even though it's extremely exciting and goes the best of all of them with my writing. There's a mental image attached to it that, after watching the movie, sticks with you forever.

Besides that, though, it's great. 

* I apologize for swearing, mom. It was needed.

2 comments:

KELSEY said...

Ahhh The Village is like my mom's favorite movie and she's always trying to get me to watch it but I'm too scared :D I watched like thirteen minutes of it once and I was frightened out of my mind and I just don't think I can handle that for a whole movie, haha.

-kelsey

musingsfromnevillesnavel said...

James Newton Howard! He did the Hunger Games music!