So, Christopher Nolan’s new movie ‘Dunkirk” has been released and it’s gaining a lot of critical acclaim. Critics say that it’s one of his best movies yet. I haven’t seen it yet, but plan to see it soon.
I, like all of you, am a fan of Nolan’s direction and story telling. I’ve noticed a very common feature in almost all of Christopher Nolan’s movies, and that is a continuous background score in many scenes.
If you notice carefully, you’ll find that a score(mostly in medium to high tempo but lower volume, such as a continuously ticking clock) continuously plays through many parts of the movie. Though many of you’ve liked those scenes, but that sort of score literally takes your attention off the story sometimes. I’d say that those scores would be beneficial if used during action scenes or the climax. I’m not saying that it ruins the movie, I’m just saying that it’s kinda redundant to use them at almost all times. And I also know that these scores by Zimmer makes the movie more stunning, but I can never agree with y’all on this!
Even the trailer of Dunkirk has such a score if you pay attention (it’s kind of a continuously ticking clock ). Try to imagine the trailer without the ticking sounds for some scenes, you’ll appreciate the difference.