Frozen – best music since Lion King.

  • Duets, harmonization and counter melodies – especially how “For the First Time in Forever” (Anna’s young wide-eyed optimism) blends with “Conceal, Don’t Feel” (Elsa’s lonely burden), taking turns to overpower each other’s melody/chords. “Let it Go” also features some of these melodies.
  • The way the movie started and ended with the same melody, “Vuelie,” but with entirely different chords
  • How the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”  motif features conspicuously, especially at the end. (Starts with “For the First Time in Forever,” ends with “Do You Want to Build a Snowman.”)
  • The play with rhymes in “In Summer” (gotta watch the animation tho)
  • Reindeer(s) are better than people” is just damn cute (It would have been nice if Groff was featured more!)
  • Love is an open door” sounds like something from Bruno Mars
  • “Let it Go” sounds like something from Queen

Fascinatingly, the idea of building an animation around The Snow Queen began in 1943. I guess, some things just have to be incubated for that long before the brilliant moments arrive. And I mean “arrive” as something that is often not fully within our control.

Anyways, would love to ramble more about the role of the “unthreatening snowman,” Olaf that “likes warm hugs,” but another time perhaps.


~ by moz on January 29, 2014.

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