Thoughts of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


I’ve never read the original novel and just watched this movie by coincidence. Thomas Horn has done so impressive and extremely outstanding casting of the character. The story (full introduction from Wikipedia) is about a 9-years-old kid lost his loved father during 911 and the how the kid put behind his grief along with his mum. I may say the main storyline is about the key master searching process but behind the scene is truly about how people cure their trauma and feel relieved after they find out the left words from love ones.

Film music is one thing people might miss about the film arranged by Orchestra and Musicians. Music is always the soul of the film in my opinion because it can stir up emotions, to be immersed into the story and feel the message that the film really wants to deliver. Moreover the music can further enhance the resonance effect by recalling past experience.

Besides all the impressions made by the castings, pictures and music from the movie, whenever I get impressed by a movie or game music, the tricky thing is that I hear a voice inside keep reminding me that I really want to be a digital music composer. I really cannot just ignore this deep voice. It is not just because I played percussion during my secondary school, it is all because I really love music. So I just note it down and hopefully one day comes that I can fulfill this childhood dream. It’s hard and brick walls are everywhere in the journey, but I need to tell myself never give up until I get to contribute into a movie or game music performance / arrangement.

“The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.” – Randy Pausch