Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Score Sample – American Beauty – Thomas Newman

This is one of those movie scores that made an impact. Not only did Thomas Newman’s music fit the film perfectly, but it also ended up becoming the style for quirky comedy/dramas for the next decade or so. As such, the style has worn a bit thin for film score fans. But hearing it in context makes it seem fresh again. The music tends toward atmospheric, not really having a theme, but creating the perfect mood. It’s very delicate at times and can even be relaxing. Here’s the opening track Dead Already, offering a bit of everything Newman include in the score.

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