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Twilight: New Moon is the second installment of the highly successful film franchise Twilight, an action-packed, modern day vampire love story. The movie is based on the second novel in author Stephenie Meyer`s Twilight series titled, New Moon. Oscar Nominated composer Alexandre Desplat scores the follow up to the successful Twilight score. Desplat is highly regarded and the winner of numerous awards including 2008's "Film Score of the Year" & "Best Original Score for a Drama Film" by the International Film Critics Association (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), winner of the 2007 Golden Globe for "Best Original Score" (The Painted Veil), and two-time Academy Award Nominee (The Queen & The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). With even more anticipation, a growing fan base and an award-winning/critically-acclaimed composer , Twilight: New Moon Score is a must-have companion to the movie experience and sure to please not just movie fans but fans of the Score genre.
But with it's questionable acting, sappy and predictable story line, and that "I would die without you" so why don't you prove it, story line.. the second film is the least vile of the series thus far.. but that's a lot like trying to pick your favorite kind of cancer.
But behind the cheesy lines and confused looks of.. is that lust? Did she have a stroke?.. anyway.. behind the.. um.. "Expressions" on Kristen Stewart's face likes a little treasure in the film's score. It's beautiful, it's emotional, lush and just completely amazing. While most composers try to convey the emotion of a scene that is.. Desplat almost seems to convey the emotion you SHOULD be feeling.. despite the lackluster effort put forth by the films itself. While the more action driven numbers are great.. it's the slow pieces that bury themselves inside you.. and you catch yourself humming along later.. and you're almost addicted to the strings and piano that, for me, make me enviviosn sunrises.. rolling landscapes.. and at times almost makes me wonder if maybe the movie was better than it was (very sneaky.. but I'm not making myself watch that crap again)
Whether you love or hate the films (there's really no medium.. you're either one or the other) the score is brilliant and completley amazing.. and hate or love Bella.. you'll LOVE this score.
The only problem I had was the New Moon casing was cracked pretty bad. This could have happened during shipping, but my husband traded the case out with another one! Problem fixed.
Instrumentation changes unique to each main character occur while that character is onscreen. Edward, Jacob, the Volturi and the werewolves, for example, have their own sound, instruments and rhythm. For example, we hear a new instrument and a lightness sprinkled in when Jacob, Bella's "sun" is in the picture. I like that.
The richness, volume, desperateness and depth of emotion in the score, during all the scenes getting to and while in Italy made me feel like I was right there with the characters. It was exciting, chilling, fervent and so fit the action and the characters' changing moods that it left me breathless.
Another favorite of mine is the music for the Meadow scene. It beautifully reflected Bella's hope for seeing Him, and the heartbreak and longing when He wasn't there.
I also enjoyed very much Carter Burwell's score for the first movie in this Saga, "Twilight". Burwell captured the sense of discovery of first love, other-worldliness, and the romance in this novel. Again, each character had their own "music". I was especially delighted with the earthy, feral and sensuousness Burwell's score embodied when the Nomads were around. Finally, "Bella's Lullaby" is awesome.
To both Andre Desplat and Carter Burwell, I thank you for scores that capture each novel's mood, done in such a way that I cannot imagine either movie without your scores.
One final note, I really like that the scores on the CDs follow the movies' timelines and wish that the soundtracks also did that.