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.


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.


Anonymous said...

James Newton Howard! He did the Hunger Games music!