Letters from Iwo Jima (Music from the Motion Picture)
Kyle Eastwood & Michael Stevens
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Fantastic score to the best picture of the year
It took him long enough. Finally Clint has completely handed over the job of scoring his movies. Flags of Our Fathers, the first film in the Iwo Jima saga had a simple, if albeit flat score. Letters, also minimilistic, is far more emotional, with a single theme running through the soundtrack with different instrumental variations. The theme is very catchy, and for those of us who have seen the film, you will recall the film very vividly by listening to End Titles and Main Titles. Don't be put off by Clint's older scores, this is completely different in a league of its own. And when this movie gets a wider release, GO SEE THIS MOVIE. Great score, great movie.
For arguably the best film of the year, Kyle Eastwood has put together arguably the best film score of the year. For all of "Flags of our Fathers"'s melancholy guitar and bass work, it was still the same as all of Clint Eastwood's music, which may have worked well with "Space Cowboys" and "Million Dollar Baby" but not there. Conversely, this score, with its beautiful main motif (Main Titles) and somber yet uplifting piano work (Kuribayashi's Farewell Letter), accomplishes everything a good score is supposed to. The music is supposed to enhance the movie, not to draw attention from it; that said, it must also be strong enough for us not to forget it. This does both.
This was such a great movie and the soundtrack was unbelieveable. It is very catchy and so moving. If you haven't seen Letters from Iwo Jima, go see it now!
Born: May 19, 1968 in Santa Monica, CA
Years Active: '50s, '90s
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