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Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks
Posted February 16, 2010 to photo album "Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks"
As part of Music Month, Filmmaker magazine editor Scott Macaulay picks out the most seminal movie soundtracks of all time.
Slide 25: The Hours (2002)
Philip Glass’s controversial score for Stephen Daldry’s adaptation is another one that breaks with the “film music should be unobtrusive” credo. Harvey Weinstein reportedly battled with producer Scott Rudin over the insistence of Glass’s score, which courses through the entire film and connects the film’s three time periods. Closer to Glass’s compositions for Robert Wilson’s theater works than a traditional film score, Glass’s The Hours, written for orchestra, string quartet and piano, creates an aural bed that keeps the emotion front and center.