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For Pocahontas Menken caused esteemed lyricist Stephen Schwartz, the person who would go on to create the music for Wicked eventually. Together they created a memorable soundtrack that has some Broadway influence, but is mostly an in-depth study of the prejudice surrounding the settling of America, using the character’s imagery to bring their point home.
With tunes like “Just Round the Riverbend,” “Listen With Your Heart,” and, of course, “Colors of the Wind,” the Pocahontas soundtrack is serious ear candy. The rating is breathtaking as well; I especially love the “Farewell” piece at the end. One would think that with gorgeous computer animation and stunning music that Pocahontas would be the most amazing film Disney has ever cranked out.
The creative team working on it certainly thought so. On the audio commentary, co-director Eric Goldberg described at a few points during the film where there were prolonged scenes where there was absolutely no dialogue whatsoever, using only the animation and the music to inform the whole tale. Due to how strong the animation and music are in Pocahontas, I deeply regret that they didn’t push that idea further.
They must have removed the dialogue altogether. Pocahontas was such a solid film from a visible and musical standpoint that dialogue just wasn’t necessary; in fact, the dialogue and personality interactions are the biggest detractors from Pocahontas’ overall quality. Essentially, the filmmakers are dumbing down their fine craftsmanship with the impression that the audience needs aid in grasping the finer nuances of the story plot they have crafted for all of us.
The point of symbolism is lost completely when it’s described point blank to the viewer. The creative team needed so badly because of their film to be a deep and deep experience that they used dialogue as a large, bright flashing indication pointing at the main element moments that are likely to have great meaning.
Water ripples frequently become a literary sign without requiring much description, so when Grandmother Willow vocalizes how the ripples are relevant to John and Pocahontas Smith’s plight, their power as a symbol within the whole story is reduced. Then there are the scenes that should have been the crux of Pocahontas but weren’t even in the film. I strongly think that the audience should have witnessed Pocahontas’ dream instead of just hearing Pocahontas and Grandmother Willow discuss it at size.
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Doing so might have eliminated quite a few of those needless dialogue moments which I talked about, as well as making the moment where Pocahontas is led down her route by the “spinning arrow” much, much, a lot more powerful. By visually conveying to the audience that Pocahontas is wanting to discern her route, there might not need been a dependence on Grandmother Willow to maintain the film in any way. Would that be so bad? Disney made a tremendous effort to get this to film more practical and more dramatic than most of the previous Disney animation offerings.
They eliminated the pets’ ability to speak and didn’t include any big show stopping Broadway inspired musical numbers that had been the standard of the Disney Renaissance. Including a speaking willow tree as a main character seems a little counterproductive to that goal. If that they had removed a great most of the dialogue, Grandmother Willow would be rendered a needless personality completely. The filmmakers stated that they needed a maternal figure for Pocahontas to confide in; I, for just one, think that the audience would have been intelligent enough to follow Pocahontas’ search for her route themselves.