What an odd journey for me in listening to this soundtrack.
Saw the trailer for the movie >> movie wasn't out >> saw the trailer again and saw that it was based on a book >> checked the book out from the library >> movie still wasn't out >> saw the soundtrack for 'The Book of Eli' at Best Buy >> thought about 'The Road' >> listened to clips of the soundtrack on bestbuy.com >> bought the soundtrack >> love the soundtrack >> movie finally comes out.
I love soundtracks and I love this soundtrack. I especially love dark, moody and/or eerie soundtracks...and this soundtrack is all that. After having read the book, I can think back to what I have read and set it to this score. I have not yet seen the movie, but the music seems more in keeping with the tone of the book than what the trailer shows. The book is very lonely highlighted by a few very tense confrontations and that is what this score gives you.
In fact, listening to the soundtrack has made me want to see the movie all the more.