I bought the soundtrack for Studio Ghibli’s latest film, When Marnie Was There, in anticipation of its western release next month, and I have to say that it’s absolutely stunning. Muramatsu’s score is heartwarming, nostalgic, emotionally affecting, and lushly orchestrated; it’s the most beautiful listening experience I’ve had in some time. Studio Ghibli films always have lovely scores, but this one is so particularly soulful and enchanting that I feel compelled to share a bit of it with Tumblr. If you like what you hear, please buy this score! It’s available on the iTunes store and it’s an ethereal listening experience.
“I recently found and watched a pirated copy of Song of the South, and in
all honesty, I can only say two things about it: Uncle Remus is now my
favorite character in a Disney movie, and whenever I hear a musical
number from SotS, I always feel so cool knowing that I know the lyrics.”
“I wish they would get rid of Splash Mountain. Song of the South is a racist film, the animatronics on the ride are hella scary, and the water is filthy and disgusting. I understand having a water attraction in the park is smart because of the heat, but I wish they would trash Splash Mountain and build something new. I’d love to see a Moana-based water attraction instead.”