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Thread #10334 Message #893465
Posted By: curmudgeon
19-Feb-03 - 11:41 AM
Thread Name: music from the film 'the wicker man'?
Subject: RE: music from the film 'the wicker man'?
While I really like the film very much, I found the music to be an abomination. Only "The Highland Widow's Lament" was sung to the traditional tune. All the other songs were put to horrible tunes with no regard for the tradition.
Actually, only the "Wicker Man" itself is derived from Druidic custom. The rest is a bit of a mish-mash of various English and Scottish Pagan practises both real and spurious.
For those who like this film, a read of the book it was based on gives a lot of background the film leaves out.
This is available in different lenghts on video, or at least was. The version I have is actually longer than what the books list as the uncut. Does anyone know if it's on DVD yet.