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The comment about 'Over-reliance on quotes from previous scores...'   Friday, May 30, 2008 (5:51 p.m.) 

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Many of the weaknesses of the score, including what some may refer to as an over-reliance on quotes from previous scores in the franchise, is a flaw attributable to the film and therefore not solely the responsibility of the composer

That's an odd comment, considering most composers are blamed for that very issue and aren't looking to the film for the reason behind the use of existing themes and passages in a sequel.



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Re: The comment about 'Over-reliance on quotes from previous scores...'   Tuesday, June 3, 2008 (7:53 a.m.) 
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> Quote:
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> That's an odd comment, considering most composers are blamed for that very
> issue and aren't looking to the film for the reason behind the use of
> existing themes and passages in a sequel.

But your comment is odd. Why would a composer not be writing the music to what was going on in the film? Isn't that thier job, to enhance and support what is going on visually? In this case, if the Ark appears in a scene, then the composer and the audiance is going to expect to hear the "Ark Theme" just as it appeared in "Last Crusade".

Of course it can happen where music tied strongly to a scene in a previous film is used again, and without any real reason behind it (thinking of "Revenge of the Sith" here). The only thing you can say in that defence is that many times the composer doesn't have the final say on music placement - the director does. You often hear about the composers surprise to find music they wrote for a specific scene not used at all, or moved somewhere else.


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Re: The comment about 'Over-reliance on quotes from previous scores...'   Sunday, June 15, 2008 (8:01 p.m.) 

> Quote:
> Many of the weaknesses of the score, including what some may refer to
> as an over-reliance on quotes from previous scores in the franchise, is a
> flaw attributable to the film and therefore not solely the responsibility
> of the composer

> That's an odd comment, considering most composers are blamed for that very
> issue and aren't looking to the film for the reason behind the use of
> existing themes and passages in a sequel.

Yeah really I'd expect that quote to pertain to the first POTC score than this. But I dont get it either. When doing a franchise score arent you supposed to quote previous themes? He does it in KOTCS pretty lax. But yeah get this score.



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