Twilight Music Score22.11.08 # Soundtrack # 25 Comments
Since the Twilight album review has become the most popular soundtrack post on the site, we thought we’d follow it up with a Twilight music (score) review.
“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.” – Count Dracula.
“Good concept, awful writing” is how my 16 year old daughter describes the “Twilight” series of books by Stephenie Meyer. She should be careful who she says that to. There is a legion of teenage girls who could tear her apart in zombie like fashion for uttering such blasphemy. Despite her criticism, I’m sure she’ll see it opening weekend, making “Twilight” a very successful run by tapping into that sweet demographic that made “Titanic” the 900 million monster it is.
…but what about the score?
I’m pleased that they released the Twilight soundtrack and music score separately, and even more pleased that the score is twice as long as the soundtrack. Carter Burwell who I usually like, has set up rather predictable, yet tolerable mood cues for this teen goth-o-drama. He uses quite a bit of rock band type instruments along with the traditional orchestration. It gets a little percussion heavy at times which kind of forces the “tribal” theme usually associated with vampires and werewolves and the like.
It may not be the best thing that Burwell has done, but if this film does as good as they say it will with young teens, maybe this score will open up the movie music mind of this next generation. Like John Williams’ Star Wars did with us, maybe appreciation for the art of film music will live on with this.
Asking too much? Probably.
Also see: New Moon Pictures & Trivia (Twilight 2)
Twilight Soundtrack (Music Score) – Track Listing
1. How I Would Die – Carter Burwell
2. Who Are They? – Carter Burwell
3. Treaty – Carter Burwell
4. Phascination Phase – Carter Burwell
5. Humans Are Predators Too – Carter Burwell
6. I Dreamt Of Edward – Carter Burwell
7. I Know What You Are – Carter Burwell
8. The Most Dangerous Predator – Carter Burwell
9. The Skin Of A Killer – Carter Burwell
10. The Lion Fell In Love With The Lamb – Carter Burwell
11. Complications – Carter Burwell
12. Dinner With His Family – Carter Burwell
13. I Would Be The Meal – Carter Burwell
14. Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell
15. Nomads – Carter Burwell
16. Stuck Here Like Mom – Carter Burwell
17. Bella Is Part Of The Family – Carter Burwell
18. Tracking – Carter Burwell
19. In Place Of Someone You Love – Carter Burwell
20. Showdown In The Ballet Studio – Carter Burwell
21. Edward At Her Bed – Carter Burwell
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