From: Stuttgart, Germany
I love A Bridge Too Far, but it has one fatal flaw: the music--it's HORRIBLE. Since a movie's score is usually used to help the viewer know what he/she is supposed to be feeling, ABTF's score simply makes the viewer confused. It reminds me of a university's marching band at halftime. With a decent soundtrack that includes some good melancholy string music, the movie could have been vastly better.
Well, I have the score on CD in my car. I also have the BoB score in my car and guess what? I think the BoB score is boring while the ABTF on is really good.
While watching the movies, both are IMHO really good but each in its own way.
The score of ABTF is good in a way that you can tell by the theme to what nationality a certain scenes refers to. You have themes for the Allies, for the Germans and for the Dutch, and the themes are varied often according to the story.
The BoB score surely is the better one, but only while watching the movie. Surely it reflects the story better, but the producers didn't had to reflect three different nations. But without the movie I think most of the tracks are rather boring.
In the end it's a matter of musical taste and of what happens in our brains while listening to the scores.
< Message edited by Losqualo -- 5/22/2004 11:23:55 AM >