Motion Picture Score
our score: 4.5 out of 5.0
people think of a John Williams score, they are immediately met
with remembrances of such sweeping grandiose themes as Star
Wars, Jurassic Park, Jaws, and (more recently) Harry
Potter. Still, there is that darker side of Williams that
is sometimes called upon, as it is in Steven Speilberg's latest
film - Minority Report.
a style more reminiscent of his own Close Encounters of the
Third Kind and last year's superb A.I., with Minority
we find a much more disjointed style than what we generally find
with Williams. True, there are those instances where we find hints
of past themes, such as in the opener "Minority Report,"
where here and there you'll find hints of the lighter strings
found often in scenes where Williams is striving to imbue a heartwarming
feel (at times very similar to the more emotional parts of a Star
Wars film). And let's not forget the wonderfully beautiful
"Sean's Theme," with a piano arrangement that is nothing
short than Williams' most poignant simplicity
director, Steven Speilberg, has described this score as Williams'
first in black and white. There's good argument for this assertion,
as the frenetic disjoint construes a more oppressive Hitchcockian
feel than ever before found in a Williams score. It's most evident
in pieces such as "Greenhouse Effect," "Anderton's
Great Escape," and "Leo Crow... The Confrontation"
- where "Psycho" strings are highly prevalent. Yet it's
on tracks like "Spyders" that Williams truly gets inventive,
especially in the percussive interlude.
said, although this is a relatively non-melodic offering, there's
no mistaking the sense of wonder and mystery Williams is so established
at creating through his music. This score sets the scene for the
film so perfectly, one hardly needs to see the film to understand
it; and it's at times like this when one realizes a composer is
at the top of his game.
Report, Williams is at the top of his game.
liked Minority Report...
2. "Can You See?"
3. Pre-Crime to the Rescue
4. Sean and Lara
6. The Greenhouse Effect
8. Everybody Runs!
9. Sean's Theme
10. Anderton's Great Escape
11. Dr. Eddie and Miss Van Eych
12. Visions of Anne Lively
13. Leo Crow... The Confrontation
14. "Sean" by Agatha
15. Psychic Truth and Finale
16. A New Beginning