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Monday, 13 October 2008

Babel poster


noun [in sing. ]
a confused noise, typically that made by a number of voices *: the babel of voices on the road.*

You may or may not already know this, but I am – for lack of a better term – a soundtrack freak. Recently, I’ve been hearing Gustavo Santaolalla’s excellent score for The Motorcycle Diaries in a lot of different places, and I decided to check out some of his other compositions.

To my delight, I discovered that he won the 2006 ‘Best Original Score’ Oscar for his work on Babel. Delight because an Oscar meant the soundtrack would definitely be worth a listen and also because I finally had a good excuse to watch Babel.

So, Babel. Similar themes as Lost in Translation yet not the same. Great direction, some great performances and a good script. I say good, not great because I think that a little more work on the script could probably have resulted in one of those must-watch movies. That, or I didn’t fully get it.
(Official Site | Wikipedia | Apple Trailers)

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