Various Artists

Hollywood Goes to War [Silva]

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When the music for films about war is good, it embodies the tension, force, and drama of the seriousness of battle. Too often, however, soaring strings and other icons of film music are employed in schmaltzy over-drama. This collection, Hollywood Goes to War, falls mostly on the side of good film music. With score highlights that span from Dr. Strangelove to the beautiful music from Glory, this compilation is emotive, serious and powerful. Music from composers like John Williams, Randy Edelman, Paul Anka, and Ennio Morricone make this a fine and balanced collection.

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