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Comments about the soundtrack for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Tan Dun)

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Filmtracks should listen to us!
• Posted by: Jon Kulpa   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, April 12, 2004, at 9:45 a.m.
• IP Address: umhscache.med.umich.edu

As it is quite clear that the original reviewer of this score all but overlooks the beauty of this music, my question is "DOES FILMTRACKS EVER ALLOW ANOTHER MAIN REVIEW OF A SCORE?" With regards to this score in particular, the listener ratings are much higher than the reviewer's, and the posted comments are also in stark contrast. If a reviewer was biased, didn't supply a valid critique, or just outright has nothing of intelligence to say, I believe the average listeners should point this out. And we have.

And so now what? Filmtracks should do something about the main review on this score and have a different critic post another review. Even if the original one is kept up there, another review should stand by its side because this site is not sufficiently representing this score. And the second-reviewer, hopefully, will not believe that 'good' is defined by 'flashy in a Western style'. I also hope to hear less of how Eastern this score is because it is quite accessible to us so-called Westerners. I am guessing a good portion of those who have been upset with this review have come from Western cultures.

So, get another reviewer. Don't care if he or she is Western, Eastern, or from Antarctica. As long as they have a pair of working, discerning ears and the ability to appreciate music beyond the most obvious, usual, and expected material.

Not just my opinion-----> it appears to be that of the majority also. There ought to be another review of this score.

Will Filmtracks allow this score to be fairly represented? We hope so!






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