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Comments about the soundtrack for Gods and Generals (Frizzell/Edelman)

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Re: Gettysburg was better
• Posted by: Nate Jackson   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, April 18, 2003, at 8:31 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Gettysburg was better (Ashi-taka469)

> Although Gettysburg was appealing in its more limited and smaller style,
> Edelman simply relied too heavily on synthesizers in a score that really
> needed more real instrumentation. That mistake is corrected with the help
> of John Frizzel in Gods and Generals, which really is a unique one in of
> itself for a historic film score. Most scores for war and history films
> tend to become too repetitive with only minimal shifts in emotional
> content and tone. G&G was not like that. A close friend of mine, a music
> major, was most impressed with the effective and quite frequent shifts in
> tone present in G&G.

Gettysburg was a better soundtrack. It has been said that the music in that film did not fit the scenes properly. They got me in the mood in whatever was going on. Isnt that what good music is supposed to do? Finally, we cant blame Randy for the fake strings, although alot of the instruments were real, due to lack of funding, they couldnt afford the full orchestra.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Gettysburg was better  (4838 views)
       Philip Zamora - Friday, March 21, 2003, at 10:51 a.m.
    •    Re: Gettysburg was better  (4900 views)
         Ashi-taka469 - Thursday, April 17, 2003, at 11:32 a.m.
      •      Re: Gettysburg was better  (4701 views)    We're Here
           Nate Jackson - Friday, April 18, 2003, at 8:31 a.m.

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