Thomas Newman, again, is the master of sound and color. He is able to uniquely express moments within a scene, or within characters, that are completely invisible yet so poignant and emotional. '1917' is a masterpiece on a variety of levels, and Newman's score is truly an experience to behold.
The elaborate long takes and incredible cinematography somehow allow Newman's score to have a unique life on-screen that is rare. It creates a visceral and deep reaction to the moments between characters - something director Sam Mendes is so great at achieving in each of his films. There is no question why Newman and Mendes continue to work with each other.
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/1917/
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