This is the second Score Cue Snapshot featuring a film directed by Edward Zwick (the first being "Glory"). Nominated for three Academy Awards and four Golden Globes (including Best Original Score), the film is an epic marvel, and with that comes the equally masterful score by James Horner. The cue presented here is nearly fifteen minutes in length (!), which is an astounding amount of music in one cue and unheard of in many current film scores.
It is important to note that Horner's ability to move with such precision to the action unfolding on-screen is a journey of its own. He composes the emotion running through each character's on-screen presence, bringing us with them as they all come full circle and understand the resolve of their next chapter in life. It is the diminishment of the cue with a solo fiddle that gets us every time. If you haven't seen this film, please do so as soon as you can.
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/legends-of-the-fall/
Listen to the score: https://open.spotify.com/album/1h8CXTofLlK1jaLooye58o?si=IZu5heaQSYGhaOzI_-1LrQ
Every Monday and Wednesday, SCORE CUE SNAPSHOTS brings you iconic scenes married to the corresponding score cue without dialogue and SFX, thus allowing anyone to appreciate how the score works with what you see unfold on-screen.