Are memorable movie themes becoming a lost art?
Now, I admit that I haven’t watched as many movies as I used to, but something that has bothered me a bit is how there doesn’t seem to be many memorable themes in soundtracks anymore. Anything John Williams does still is that way, who can forget the Harry Potter themes, but besides John Williams, who is doing memorable themes anymore? An interesting thing about the way that John Williams does soundtracks is that he gives each character in the movie a theme, each scene type in a movie a theme, and a main theme that he intertwines into all the other themes. As far as I’m concerned, the guy is an absolute genius. There’s James Horner–he did the soundtrack to Avatar (which I’m so looking forward to seeing) John Barry’s last movie soundtrack composition was Enigma in 2001 Jerry Goldsmith died in 2004 There’s Eric Serra but quite frankly he writes more incidental music to fit the scenes than he does attach memorable themes to scenes Henry Mancini died in 1994 Wendy Carlos doesn’t seem inter