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Soundtrack Review: 'The Ice Storm'

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The Ice Storm

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
Wide Release Date:
09/27/97
performer:
Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Adam Hann-Byrd, Katie Holmes, Allison Janney, David Krumholtz, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Jamey Sheridan, Elijah Wood
director:
Ang Lee
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

These ’70s tunes (”Too Late to Turn Back Now,” ”Coconut”) are innocuous by themselves, but heard after Mychael Danna’s tightly wound, Philip Glass-style score and a revamped version of Tin Machine’s ”I Can’t Read,” they take on an ominous, queasy edge. Sometimes context is everything. B

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