The Perfect Storm

Name: The Perfect Storm
Year: 2000
Rating: PG-13
Running Time (minutes): 130
Description: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.
Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Diane Lane
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

I don’t really remember much about this one, only that I sort of liked it. It wasn’t bad, but certainly not as great as this summary implies. The circumstances by which the main characters are driven, however, were touching.

James Horner’s score is quite memorable and has at least two very strong themes. My only problem with Horner is that he often tends to accompany his themes with extremely simplistic harmonoies (A and E, C and G etc.) Oh dear, I’m still writing about Horner in the present tense…


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