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Dances With Wolves

On Saturday night, couch-ridden with a cold, I finally watched Avatar. You know, Dances With Wolves in space. I liked it. It wasn't OMGAWESOME or anything, but it was decent. It led to a conversation about Dances With Wolves and that, in turn, led to me singing high praises for its soundtrack, which remains one of the most powerful pieces I've had the pleasure to hear. The buffalo slaughter scene cannot be heard without chills and tears to this day. You don't need the film to know something horrendous has happened. A year of my life shared this soundtrack, on a hand-made tape given to me by a friend. Today, we lost that soundtrack's creator. Music is sad.

Rest in Peace, John Barry. I hope the music plays on, wherever you are.

And the rest of you?


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dragonfly_sg1
Jan. 31st, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
Wonderful movie. Beautiful soundtrack. Still bawl when Cisco dies.

RE: Avatar. When you don't watch it on the big screen in 3D it's just a Pocahontas or DWW reboot. haha It wasn't the best movie I have ever seen (I was actually pretty disappointed in the cliche storyline), but it was by far (watching it on the big 3D screen) the prettiest.

Hope you're feeling better soon!
jackwabbit
Feb. 1st, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
I barely remember the movie. Minus a few parts. It was alright. Very pretty, but not a fave. The score, though? Breathtaking! Absolutely breathtaking!

As for Avatar, I have long since realized that there is nothing new under the sun. No matter how original one thinks they are, it's been done. So, the plot "remake" didn't faze me. Meh. Whatever. I thought they did a decent job of that particular tale. The effects, though, were pretty. I'm glad I didn't see it on the big screen, though. I intentionally avoided it. I have one friend who vomited in the theater and another who barely made it to the bathroom when watching Avatar. That would have so been me. It's hard enough to watch a normal movie without getting a massive headache. One like that? Oh, man. I can feel the nausea and the stabbing pain behind my eyes even now.
oneofaradia
Feb. 1st, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
Hope your feeling better honey. I spent the weekend pretty much the same way, except I was in bed with Stargate and The X-files in the portable DVD player. Haven't seen Avatar yet, but it's on the list. And I agree, Dances with Wolves is a beautiful soundtrack.
jackwabbit
Feb. 1st, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! Back at ya. I'm still sick, with no end in sight if I've got what the clinic has. It lasts two weeks. I'm about to hit day eight.
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