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Sep 19, 2007 | 12:21 AM EDT
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The Composer is an animation following the life cycle of a young boy to adulthood, who uses the purity of music to heal wounds, and inspire the hearts of others.

I sincerely hope you enjoy this, it has taken a lot of work.
Thanks Tom Fulp for your fantastic support, and Francine Louise for your voice talent

Reviews


MoopertyMooperty

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I, er...hmm.

I'm not really understanding why this flash is rated so high. The animation is dece, I applaud that and the sound as well. Somewhat generic writing of music but better than I could do with a piano.

But as far as the story goes? Highly cliched, pretentious, sappy, whatever. I felt no sort of emotion really after watching short of "wat". It's by no meas terrible, there's no doubt that you have a grasp of drama, but I don't believe it deserves such a high rating. Maybe the folk of newgrounds have little experience in drama. Or maybe it's just because drama is scarce on the site. Maybe I just suck or something.

When I say pretentious, I'm singling out little things that bothered me. Like the title. :the Composer:, huh. I would have added spaces between the letters for extra added effect. and maybe some tilda on the outside as well.

( ~ : t h e C O M P O S E R : ~ )

...but of course, then you'd have a smiley face and it would appear rather silly. Mood killer deluxe hour with twelve hours of extended bonus footage and director's cut deleted scenes.

Also, why was the main character crying so much? I understand the divorce, but after that it made little sense. Is he overly sensitive? There's meds for that. Also, the little snap at metal seemed uncalled for. Say what you want about that part in defense, it just seemed...biased? Metal can be beautiful, God knows metal bands have had lyrical content more inspiring than this piece.

"Dogs only hear us now". Look it up. The song is "ad a dgdlmut"

Bah, maybe I'm just desensitized. Like I said, I enjoyed the fluid animation and music, I just facepalm'd a few times.

Pardon my rambling. Anyway it was dece (again). When I think of original, enthralling and inspired I think of There Will Be Blood or Punch Drunk Love. Then again they ain't flashes. Keep up the dece work, strive for a more unique story if you want my sincere advice. Hell, I don't have a top rated flash though, now do I?



DarkeyDarkey

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

It is what it is.

It really didn't touch me, mind or any place. Its beautifully drawn, lovely piano pieces, but not for me.



CriticalSolecistCriticalSolecist

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

well...

i was really hoping for more crying people. i mean, 5 crying people is pretty good for a three minute animation, but im basically in this for the crying people, so that's like 2 minutes with very little/mild crying going on. that's a lot of time to kill staring at my hands waiting for more crying.

i know tears are hard to animate but this isn't amateur hour anymore. i'm giving you a five for five crying people out of a total of ten possible crying people. i imagine that 10 is the maximum amount of crying people that your animation could contain without getting preachy.

please...more crying next time.



lameninjalameninja

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

yeah

its ok ive played better.



purenathanpurenathan

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Wow

I dont' have anything to say except.....that was totally boring >_> I mean I get that it was supposed to move me or whatever but it....didn't the kid should have just been like the rest of us and go play video games x.x; but in all seriousness I guess I didn't really feel anything from this was because the music wasn't that impacting.....it didn't get into my soul and awaken it or some crap XD Im not trying to insult anyones music making abilities but yea like I said not really special