The Brothers Grimm [Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Director Terry Gilliam's update of the Brothers Grimm legend casts the two siblings as a pair of self-proclaimed "Ghostbusters" who trick villagers out of their hard-earned money. Gilliam, who intended to have Bosnian folk-rock legend Goran Bregovic score the film, opted instead for the more mainstream style -- probably at the studio's behest -- of Italian composer Dario Marianelli Pride and Prejudice, V for Vendetta. The resulting score is competent, tense, atmospheric, and instantly unmemorable. Taut strings, obligatory female soloists, and pounding percussion keep the majority of Marianelli's better ideas from ever surfacing. One wishes that Gilliam, a true ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Director Terry Gilliam's update of the Brothers Grimm legend casts the two siblings as a pair of self-proclaimed "Ghostbusters" who trick villagers out of their hard-earned money. Gilliam, who intended to have Bosnian folk-rock legend Goran Bregovic score the film, opted instead for the more mainstream style -- probably at the studio's behest -- of Italian composer Dario Marianelli Pride and Prejudice, V for Vendetta. The resulting score is competent, tense, atmospheric, and instantly unmemorable. Taut strings, obligatory female soloists, and pounding percussion keep the majority of Marianelli's better ideas from ever surfacing. One wishes that Gilliam, a true maverick whose failures are as legendary as his triumphs, would have left the safe route for the Michael Bay's of the film world and gone with Bregovic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2005
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • EAN: 3259130172812
  • Catalog Number: 3017281
  • Sales rank: 380,457

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dario Marianelli Primary Artist
Paul Clarvis Percussion
Simon Allen Percussion
London Oratory School Schola Vocals, Vocal Ensemble
Dessislava Stefanova Vocals
Benjamin Wallfisch Conductor
Michael Watkins Soprano (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Emmanuel Chamboredon Executive Producer
Rupert Coulson Engineer
Rolf Wilson Orchestra Leader
Ian P. Hierons Executive Producer
Nancy Matter Mastering
Jodi Tack Art Direction
Dario Marianelli Composer, Producer, Audio Production
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