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 Posted:   Nov 3, 2014 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

In my opinion, the best cue in the entire score was unfortunately left off the CD -- "The Ceremony".

Fortunately, you can hear this cue on Beltrami's official site: http://www.marcobeltrami.com/the-giver

I love this cue so much. So expressive. The chord progressions just resonate with me so much and create such a depth of drama and emotion; such is the skill and brilliance of Beltrami. I hear a cue like this and not only do I want to hear it again and again on a loop right then and there, but I know it will join the Beltrami Cue Hall of Fame for all time, and regardless of whether I ever wanted to see the film, I do now just to see how this cue plays against image. Very evocative and mesmerizing. Those that enjoy this score, head over to MB's site and listen to this cue!

I have to say my all-time favorite Beltrami score, as yet unreleased, The Invisible, is most like The Giver. Or, I should say, The Giver is most like The Invisible. The same longing, unabashed depth of emotion, strong theme, with some action/adventure but some real heart. These two make great companion scores, or would, were The Invisible available! I've been lamenting its absence for years. I suppose it's Intrada territory, as it was a Disney production, so it falls to them...

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2014 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I would rank this with Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark as one of Beltrami's best scores...certainly classed up a fairly drecky YA adaptation. So nice to hear thematic, emotional music in a modern-day movie.

 
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