Posted by: Rick Deakins <Send E-Mail> Date: Thursday, January 8, 2009, at 1:18 a.m. IP Address: firenat.roehampton.ac.uk
In Response to:
Clemmensen is an idiot(Rick R)
> Anyone who knows anything about film music has figured out that Benjamin
> Button is one of top five of the year. Except for Clemmensen, who needs
> much more professional training before his opinion can be taken seriously.
Why does one need training in order to express a personal opinion?
I think the score is wonderful, but the gentleman is, as ever, entitled to dislike it just as you and I are to like it.
Music isn't about training, technique, technology, and education. It's about the emotional reaction it provokes in the listener - and it is the height of ignorance to expect everybody to react the same way. Music is a personal experience and thus can only elect a personal reaction.
Clemmenson is not an idiot - he just didn't like something you liked. That's the spice of life!