Friday, September 26, 2014
Score Sample: Stargate
When it came to big and bold adventure scores in the 1990s it was hard to top David Arnold. These days most film score fans know him as the man who took over scoring duties for the James Bond series after John Barry retired from the franchise. But Arnold had composed music for three popular blockbusters prior to his jump into the world of 007. I'm not a big fan of Stargate, Independence Day, or Godzilla as films, but the scores are all really well worth checking out. Of the three, Stargate is my favorite. It combines big bold themes, traditional desert movie scoring (think Laurence of Arabia) and choral bombast. Hard to pick a favorite cue, but Kasuf Returns contains a little bit of all those elements. Check it out.