SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Transformers: Last Knight
    2. Cars 3
   3. The Mummy
  4. Wonder Woman
 5. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales
6. Alien: Covenant


   CURRENT BEST-SELLING SCORES:
       1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
      2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
     3. Willow
    4. The Ghost and the Darkness
   5. An American Tail
  6. The Wind and the Lion
 7. Doctor Strange
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
        2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
       3. Titanic
      4. Avatar
     5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
    6. Gladiator
   7. Star Wars: A New Hope
  8. Animal Farm
 9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
Home Page
The Brothers Grimm
(2005)
Album Cover Art
Composed and Produced by:

Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Benjamin Wallfisch
Labels Icon
LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Milan Records
(August 23rd, 2005)
Availability Icon
ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release.
Awards
AWARDS
None.
Also See Icon
ALSO SEE




Decorative Nonsense
PRINTER FRIENDLY VIEW
(inverts site colors)




   Availability | Viewer Ratings | Comments | Audio & Track Listings | Notes
Buy it... if the time is right to finally hear a completely fresh, if not overbearingly brutal orchestral action score that is as harmonically fascinating as it is rhythmically brutal.

Avoid it... if you prefer the more easily enjoyable fluff being written for fairy tales by the average American composers of the modern age.
Review Icon
EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #602
WRITTEN 11/12/05
Shopping Icon
BUY IT



Marianelli
Marianelli
The Brothers Grimm: (Dario Marianelli) Whenever you approach a Terry Gilliam film, whether you're a film reviewer, a soundtrack reviewer, or an everyday moviegoer, you have to expect yourself to be transported into a macabre world of fantasy where terrible things happen simply because they're funny and unexpected. There has been a significant time since Gilliam's last project, and while The Brothers Grimm showed much promise in its long evolution, the film will be placed like many of his other efforts on the back burner of cult status. Since working with Michael Kamen on Brazil and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Gilliam has rarely put forth much attention to the quality of the scores for his films, nor have those films really needed spectacular musical accompaniment. But the big screen interpretation of the fable for The Brothers Grimm proved to be an exception. To describe the plot of this tale would do too much injustice to the film, but in a nutshell, two brothers who scam villagers by posing as 19th Century European ghostbusters are at a loss when they are suddenly thrust into the task of solving a real mystery. Needless to say, plenty of horrible things happen (it makes you wonder what would turn out if Gilliam and Tim Burton collaborated) and a menace lurks in every dark corner of their journey. Originally to be scored with gypsy music provided by Goran Bregovic, The Brothers Grimm eventually became a project too demanding of a large-scale orchestral score, and Italian scoring veteran Dario Marianelli was hired to write his first Hollywood feature score. Listening to Europeans --and especially the Italians-- write these kinds of scores is a refreshing change from the same old Hollywood popcorn scores provided by American composers these days. Elliot Goldenthal would be an exception, but an artist like Marianelli seems better equipped to combine the intelligence and complexity of Goldenthal's writing with the romantic, Mediterranean sensibilities often expected out of Western orchestras. For The Brothers Grimm, Marianelli would certainly not disappoint.



Ratings Icon
VIEWER RATINGS
510 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.6 Stars
***** 165 5 Stars
**** 144 4 Stars
*** 90 3 Stars
** 55 2 Stars
* 56 1 Stars
  (View results for all titles)

Comments Icon
COMMENTS
13 TOTAL COMMENTS
Read All Start New Thread Search Comments
Strange score but I really like it..
dts - October 8, 2006, at 9:08 p.m.
1 comment  (2289 views)
A masterpiece
Sheridan - September 24, 2006, at 5:26 a.m.
1 comment  (2204 views)
New Review at ScoreStats
Derek Tersmette - August 30, 2006, at 1:20 a.m.
1 comment  (2291 views)
Hollow Man?   Expand >>
Joe de Man - May 31, 2006, at 6:57 a.m.
2 comments  (3584 views)
Newest: August 1, 2006, at 9:02 p.m. by
Thom
Well, I really love it
huntress - February 28, 2006, at 4:47 p.m.
1 comment  (1803 views)
Nope. Don't agree....
Lyell - December 23, 2005, at 11:33 a.m.
1 comment  (1834 views)
More...


Track Listings Icon
TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 71:41
• 1. Dickensian Beginnings (3:23)
• 2. Shrewd Thespians (0:42)
• 3. Red Riding Hood (3:56)
• 4. The Queen's Story (5:13)
• 5. The Forest Comes to Life (9:14)
• 6. Jake's Pledge (2:03)
• 7. Muddy (3:08)
• 8. Inside the Tower (3:12)
• 9. The Queen Awakens (6:25)
• 10. The French Arrive (2:52)
• 11. Burning the Forest (2:24)
• 12. The Eclipse Begins (6:52)
• 13. A Slice of Quiche Would Be Nice (4:37)
• 14. It's You: You Know the Story (8:02)
• 15. Sleeping Beauties (3:50)
• 16. And They Lived Happily Ever After (3:40)
• 17. End Credits (2:08)

Notes Icon
NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes no extra information about the score or film.
Copyright © 2005-2017, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. All artwork and sound clips from The Brothers Grimm are Copyright © 2005, Milan Records and cannot be redistributed without the label's expressed written consent. Page created 11/12/05 (and not updated significantly since).
Reviews Preload Scoreboard decoration Ratings Preload Composers Preload Awards Preload Home Preload Search Preload