Music: Rolfe Kent STAN & OLLIE / Justin Adams BURNING MEN
Rolfe Kent STAN & OLLIE
A throwback to scores of old! Alternately whimsical and sad (much like the film’s story), this orchestral score lands VERY much like the scores of the films it aims to recreate. Huge, sweeping strings… circus-like tympani… all with a sense of time gone by. Yes… there’s a LOT of GSM in here,but… you forgive it since it’s so much like listening to an Elmer Bernstein or Dimitri Tiomkin score. And the sad stuff is equally good (but in the opposite emotional direction). Fun, but flawed.
Justin Adams BURNING MEN
Guitar-based, blues score for a British film about two starving musicians who steal a rare Black Metal record in order to finance their trip to Memphis where they hope to make it big. Along the way, dark forces begin to align against them after they play the record. Great premise… too bad the score is lazy and, well… not particularly good. Again, as with all scores, it has its moments, but… they’re few and far between here. See the film instead.