Sunday, February 18, 2007

Open Range by Michael Kamen

Open Range (Soundtrack) by Michael KamenHome on the Range
Review by Christopher Coleman

"It's probably one of the things that strikes you the most in a Western - the music. Whether it's "The Big Country" or "The Magnificent Seven" ... the great westerns have that great music. It immediately launches you...places you." Kevin Costner.

For a film that almost didn't see the light of a movie projector, OPEN RANGE, was one of the finest films of 2003...and one of the finest westerns I've ever seen. For all of his critics, Kevin Costner, as a director, does hit one out of the park every once in a while. Featured in Costner's 2003 tale of a rag-tag-group of freegrazers and their struggles against the powers-that-be in a nearby town, is composer Michael Kamen's engaging score. Filled with grand themes, intimate instrumentation, and his own signature sounds, OPEN RANGE is one of composer Michael Kamen's most memorable works.

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