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The Thin Red Line: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Hans Zimmer, trying to avoid war-movie clichés, accompanies the dramatized carnage at Guadalcanal with a weepy and wistful score. Like the Terrence Malick film, the music, with its sad violins and underscored orchestra, in... more »
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Hans Zimmer, trying to avoid war-movie clichés, accompanies the dramatized carnage at Guadalcanal with a weepy and wistful score. Like the Terrence Malick film, the music, with its sad violins and underscored orchestra, invokes a war that is more introspective, a fitting backdrop to the often purple poeticisms in the voice-over narrations. Zimmer provides occasional adaptations to the American folk hymn "Christian Race," but his overall effect is much more otherworldly. Instead of the earthier martial themes associated with warlords or heroes, this is the soundtrack to a melancholy Valhalla, a story seemingly told by battlefield casualties who are already angels. Less predictable is a brief closing track (written by Francesco Lupica) strangely titled "Sit Back & Relax" that sends out a surreal "cosmic beam." --Joseph Lanza
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Fantastic score! One of Zimmer's finest and among Hollywood'
J. Chrisman | New York, NY | 04/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you liked Gladiator or Batman, you'll find something more reflective in the Thin Red Line, but nonetheless epic. "Journey to the Line" and "Light" are two of Zimmer's all-time best. "God Yu Tekem Laef Blong Mi" is a wonderful native Pijin tribal piece that reminds me of Morricone's The Mission. I also recommend "The Village", and "Stone In My Heart.""