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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Kevin Kiner)

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I agree 100%
• Posted by: Jeremy   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, August 15, 2008, at 12:35 a.m.
• IP Address: cpe001731866dfd-cm00195edb09b0.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com

This score was a missed opportunity. Thanks to John Williams's 30 years of magic, wannabe composers like me dream of getting the chance to score a Star Wars movie, but I'm sure that desire comes from wanting to write a fully-orchestral, heavily motivic score like Williams's or McNeely's, not some electronically-enhanced market candy like Kiner's.

What makes even less sense is that the Prague Philharmonic was used for less than 50% of the music production, with some orchestral cues being entirely synthesized. I don't know if producers were forcing Kiner's hand, but what we get here sounds like a mistake. Some tracks sound like the demos a composer would mock up on his computer before they are orchestrated for live performance.

At the very least this score could have been a lot better, and I'm sure that's something everyone can agree on.

Orchestral parts = 3/5
Synth parts = 0/5




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  •   I agree 100%  (5809 views)    We're Here
       Jeremy - Friday, August 15, 2008, at 12:35 a.m.
    •    Re: I don't agree...  (5850 views)
         Rickard - Sunday, August 17, 2008, at 7:58 a.m.
    •    Re: I agree 100%  (5681 views)
         Grr Absolonious - Friday, August 15, 2008, at 10:45 a.m.
      •    Re: I agree 100%  (5606 views)
           TheTelmarine - Saturday, August 16, 2008, at 8:03 a.m.
        •    Re: I agree 100%  (5590 views)
             Grr Absolonious - Saturday, August 16, 2008, at 2:46 p.m.
          •    Re: I agree 100%  (5500 views)
               TheTelmarine - Saturday, August 16, 2008, at 4:53 p.m.
    •    Re: I agree 100%  (5606 views)
         KLS - Friday, August 15, 2008, at 6:03 a.m.


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