Reviews by DBJC
Excellent
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The music is beautiful both in the movie and for the ears. The collaboration of these two artists was genius with the soft tones of James Newton Howard and the epic touch of Hans Zimmer.
Blood Diamond
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I watched this for economics extra credit and I'm glad I did. It's a very emotional movie that tells the story of a man living during the war in Sierra Leone. It's very good and it's historically accurate. The opening scenes were shockingly almost identical to the scenes from the documentary I saw right before I watched this movie. I recommend it to those who doesn't mind watching the violence of war, but also considers the pain that real Africans had to go through.
Great New Age
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Loreena McKennitt is one of the best new age artists out there. Her music fusions new age, Celtic and world sounds to create a new experience. One of my favorites.
Mozart
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I remember watching this in orchestra at the end of the year. I knew Mozart since I was little and since sixth grade I have been fascinated by Mozart's genius. However, I did not expect Mozart to be a player. The actor who played him did an EXCELLENT job portraying Mozart. His laugh always leaves me cracking up. The movie overall is very good, and the musical selections were right on the spot. Mozart was not killed by Salieri, however, even though that was a major part of the movie.
Memento
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It took me a while to fully understand what was going on, and I watched the movie maybe three times because the end was so shocking. It's hard to figure it out without watching the end. I leaned that the hard way. This movie is a work of pure genius by none other than Christopher Nolan.