Home 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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