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Looking For Richard (1996 Film)
Howard Shore
Looking For Richard (1996 Film)
Genre: Soundtracks
 
The music for a docudrama about actors portraying Richard III could be slavishly historical or irreverently high-camp. Here, Howard Shore joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra in taking the former route. There is a mixtu...  more »

      
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All Artists: Howard Shore
Title: Looking For Richard (1996 Film)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Angel Records
Original Release Date: 10/11/1996
Re-Release Date: 10/15/1996
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genre: Soundtracks
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724355613929

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The music for a docudrama about actors portraying Richard III could be slavishly historical or irreverently high-camp. Here, Howard Shore joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra in taking the former route. There is a mixture of authentic Elizabethan strains with a general angst-ridden mood to capture the tension involved in Shakespeare's tragedy about the struggle for power and the death of a tyrant. Among the noteworthy features: The London Voices supplying a mixed chorus with phrases translated from the play and the film into Latin. There is also a cathedral organ recorded under the high vaulted ceilings of England's All Saints Church. This "medieval sound," while not action-specific, depends too much on the movie's visual reinforcement to be anything other than academic mush for initiated musicologists. --Joseph Lanza

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Looking for Richard
g_dellisola | Italy | 07/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember it from the movie... Great.I haven't it 'cause the original movie sountrack isn't edit in Europe. It's really strong and underline well the athmosphere of the scenes and the actors'skillness of the players... I should be nice have an edition in Europe, too."
Haunting and rich
Rosemary M. Simpson | Providence, RI | 12/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those of us who loved the choral passages in Howard Shore's scores for the Lord of the Rings movies, this is a rich and hauntingly beautiful suite. Words are not necessary to appreciate choral music, and knowledge of the movie is totally unnecessary. The suite stands by itself."