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Movies & Music – The Fountain (2006)

Posted on the 24 January 2012 by Mattstewart @Mattandcinema

While working on my review for Another Earth and Source Code, I took a short trip to my local movie store and picked up several films I have been interested in seeing, but haven’t yet. The Fountain is one of them. This isn’t a review, it is simply a quick post coming from the heart. See, I have been thinking for a while now and it seems that adding movie soundtrack articles to my blog would be a great idea. Both are such a huge part of my life, and both go together so well. There is just nothing better than a good movie with a really good musical score, and after seeing The Fountain there is no other film that fits the post description better.

Movies & Music – The Fountain (2006)

I was deeply moved by The Fountain, to say the least. The visuals were some of the finest modern work you will ever see, and my goodness combined with this score it is hard to be beat. John Williams, Thomas Newman, Hanz Zimmer, Trent Reznor, I would say those four are some of the top names for movie composers. In my opinion, none of them compare to Clint Mansell. He has composed some of the most powerful songs in history, I am in constant awe of his incomprehensible ability to write music, and I don’t know anything about his life history, but his talents are literally a gift from God and I don’t think they could be anything else.


Here is a link to my favorite song in The Fountain. Since I first heard it I cannot tell you how many times I have listened to it. I freeze when I hear it, in the moment it is the only thing I can think about, the beauty, the emotions, everything. Not only is the score a masterpiece, but the song in itself is a masterpiece, I hope everyone who listens enjoys.

On the note of a “Movie & Music” series beginning, what do you guys think? Sharing my love for music in movies on here seems like a blast to me!

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