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I'm writing music for a small indie film, and here's a short scene.

The MC is drunk and high, and a little confused... thinks everything is out to get him 

0:00-0:31 - He's on the ground crying of relief and joy

0:31-  2:22 - MC gets back up, and decides he's going home. But essentially wanders around aimlessly, getting freaked out by every small thing. [I borrowed a lot of Zimmer here 🙂 ]

2:22 - 2:35 - Builds up to the "climax", where he sees a monster. Starts backing up slowly, almost stumbling

2:35 - End - He feels like he's being chased, and almost runs into traffic at the end. 

What do you think> 

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Section 1: The dominant pedal in the middle register being held that long is a bit strange, but works well enough.
Section 2: I think you channel Zimmer a bit too much here. Maybe I'm biased since I'm generally against his scores, but the octave jumps at the beginning don't constitute a melody to the audience. The scalar figure from the beginning does return, which is nice, but it feels a bit forced in, like a callback rather than a development.
Section 3: Well done here.
Section 4: It's a bit too similar in tone for the different tone of the story. The F# minor and reliance on low tones without help from the high end makes it feel less like panic, and more like confidence.

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Great comment, thanks. You are right with Section 4... it does sound too confident. I'll have to add some non-chordal notes to promote the urgency and panic. 

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