Notes and Editorial Reviews
This is the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the British-American war film, composed by six-time Grammy award-winning composer Thomas Newman. Newman has composed the music to Skyfall, Tolkien, Spectre, Finding Dory, The Shawshank Redemption, and WALL-E, amongst others.
The film was nominated for Nine Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards, including Best Original Score, and winning three.
If usually a Thomas Newman score is quite balanced emotionally wise, “1917” sees the composer stretch his sound to both extremes, from ultra-quiet and ambient to aggressively tense. The result is an enjoyable hybrid that shows that just like Mendes and Deakins, Newman raised his personal stakes for this one.
– SoundtrackDreams.com (Mihnea Manduteanu)