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February 24, 2018

February 24, 2018

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WHO AM I ?

Mike Brennan has been a film music critic since the early 2000s, first for Cinemusic.net (2003-2004) and then for SoundtrackNet (2004-2011). He has also been a member of the International Film Music Critics Association since 2008. Mike is also an oceanographer and deep water archaeologist (www.brennanexploration.com) and writer (www.fifthwell.com).

February 26, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl unknowingly set the stage for an intricate franchise in terms of plots, characters, and musical themes. The original score was written quickly by numerous composers and was heavily mixed with synthesizers. This gav...

February 26, 2017

This post is a combination of three articles written for SoundtractNet for the three separate album releases from the trilogy.

The Fellowship of the Ring

Howard Shore's Oscar-winning, Golden Globe-nominated, and Grammy Award-winning score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fe...

February 26, 2017

As a soundtrack reviewer for over a decade, I have seen trends in musical styles come and go. When discussing film scores, I will often comment on similarities to a composer’s previous work or to other unrelated scores. For example, the popularity of Battlestar Galacti...

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