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Bill Morrison United States, 2011

Samuel T.'s rating of the film The Great Flood

An enticing assemblage of historical film. But, while Morrison's scores have always been keen, not the case here. Frisell is no doubt talented, but this is cliched, actually irritating "jazz." Post fusion here, bluesy there. People evacuating, sentimental. Rushing flood, happy snappy jazz hands. A severe case of music painting the picture, so overbearing it almost seems ironic. Bill, consider Tim Hecker next time. <3