Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Green Mile

By the way, one of the best things about The Green Mile is Thomas Newman's score.

Thomas is the son of the great Alfred Newman (who scored Citizen Kane and Modern Times), and of course, cousin to Randy Newman.

He has a very distinctive style that just shines in this movie. "The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix" isn't exactly "easy listening" but the rest of it is just marvelous.

If that's a little to intense, there's always Finding Nemo,another great score of his.


  1. Oh it's a very good score! Have you ever heard the score to The General's Daughter? That's one of my favorites.

  2. I've heard it but I don't recall what I thought about it. Is that Newman?

    A lot of great scores are the ones you don't notice.

  3. It's Carter Burwell. Very powerful and moving. I like the song And She Began to Lie.

  4. Yes! I do remember that!

    Favorite Carter Burwell, though? The Hudsucker Proxy, even though I think he lifted it from somewhere else. (Hey, genius steals, right?)


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