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Gabriel Yared as composer for "Troy"

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Gabriel Yared as composer for "Troy"   Sunday, January 18, 2004 (3:08 p.m.) 

Being something of a sountrack buff (as most here are) I like to do a little research on movies that will be coming out soon and who is doing the soundtracks for them. I noticed today that Gabriel Yared is signed on the do the soundtrack for the movie "Troy" (Warner Bros., out in May 2004). I havn't been overly impressed with his material one way or the other in any of his projects, be they "Cold Mountain," "The English Patient" or anything else. Not that I dislike him as a composer, per se, as I don't think his work detracts from any of the movies he has done, yet it doesn't add much, either.

I'm wondering what others think about this, and if anyone has good examples of some of his "battle" music, since that will probably be what makes up most of this movie.

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Re: Gabriel Yared as composer for "Troy"   Sunday, January 18, 2004 (10:34 p.m.) 

Gabriel music is neither dull nor uncreative. He won a well deserving Oscar for the English Patient Soundtrack. He is not one of the best out there but you have to take a close look at what influences his music. He is more old school Orchestra per say and his themes tend to be understated intentially to fit the mood of the films. I didn't like his wok on Cold Mountain but his other movies, English Patient, Autumn in New York...etc were not bad.

Also, if he was such a bad composer, how come major studioes with Osacr worthy buzz movies hire him to do the job??

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Is a mistake this man composing Troy
Re: Gabriel Yared as composer for "Troy"   Monday, January 19, 2004 (11:19 a.m.) 

Ah, but I didn't say he was "so bad." I simply state that he is neither good nor bad, just kind of average, in my opinion. I did not like his stuff in "Cold Mountain" very well, nor did I like his work in "The English Patient," but I didn't hate it. I didn't find myself watching either movie and thinking too myself, "wow, this is a nice soundtrack." What I have heard all sounds a bit formulatic and uninspired. Now, the music from his other movies I have not heard, as I didn't want to see the movies. If you can recommend any of his work (especially specific tracks) that may sway me, please tell me.

And I take very little stock in the Academy awards.

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Cesar   Tuesday, January 20, 2004 (6:55 a.m.) 

Although i loveeeeee English Patient and Talented Mr.Ripley scores, is a mistake giving Yared the task of composing Troy. How can this man compose battle music for an epic? Is soooo paradoxal... put Horner, or Zimmer or Goldsmith...they are the best composing both action and epic scores.

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Re: They may still reject it !!   Thursday, February 19, 2004 (5:29 a.m.) 

> Although i loveeeeee English Patient and Talented Mr.Ripley scores, is a
> mistake giving Yared the task of composing Troy. How can this man compose
> battle music for an epic? Is soooo paradoxal... put Horner, or Zimmer or
> Goldsmith...they are the best composing both action and epic scores.

I totally agree, I cant imagine Yared composing Epic, battle score.
It should be Goldsmith, Zimmer, Horner.
But it some time to premiere so they can still reject his score and hire someone else ( it happens all the time eg. "Timeline" )
I vould onlny dream for Goldsmith but he is great in quick composing. He could do it for Air Force One one of his greatest Comercial, Action Score.


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Re: They may still reject it !!   Wednesday, March 24, 2004 (11:30 p.m.) 

James Horner is now doing the music for Troy.
Spiffy

> I totally agree, I cant imagine Yared composing Epic, battle score.
It
> should be Goldsmith, Zimmer, Horner.
But it some time to premiere so
> they can still reject his score and hire someone else ( it happens all the
> time eg. "Timeline" )
I vould onlny dream for Goldsmith but
> he is great in quick composing. He could do it for Air Force One one of
> his greatest Comercial, Action Score.


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Great job
Thank God *NM*   Tuesday, March 30, 2004 (4:04 a.m.) 



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Nice one you idoits   Monday, May 17, 2004 (12:24 a.m.) 

Great job. Horner composed the score in less than a month, so no wonder it sounds like #####. Go to Gabriel Yared's site and listen to the rejected score and hear how much better it sounds. Unfortunately you idoits don't know about giving someone a chance to break out and try something different.

Hope you idoits are happy.

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