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Executive Decision soundalike

GinoCaputi
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Executive Decision soundalike   Saturday, July 23, 2011 (1:27 a.m.) 
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Yeah, I was pretty disappointed with the GL score, and couldn't help notice that Stuart Baird, director of Executive Decision, edited Green Lantern. Now I'm just guessing here, but I imagine Baird used Goldsmith's The Map from Exec Decision as temp music for the opening titles and James Newton Howard, bored by the whole endeavor, just aped it in the most robotic, uninspired manner possible. Usually, JNH gives a good show no matter how lackluster the movie. (Snow Falling On Cedars, Lady In the Water for example) but I guess he's too busy or burnt out. Or just saw the rough cut of the film and said, "Well, if they're not going to try, why should I?" I can't think of a more under-achieving film of that scope.



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Executive Decision soundalike: Deplorable!!!   Saturday, August 27, 2011 (9:04 a.m.) 

> Yeah, I was pretty disappointed with the GL score, and couldn't help
> notice that Stuart Baird, director of Executive Decision, edited Green
> Lantern. Now I'm just guessing here, but I imagine Baird used Goldsmith's
> The Map from Exec Decision as temp music for the opening titles and James
> Newton Howard, bored by the whole endeavor, just aped it in the most
> robotic, uninspired manner possible. Usually, JNH gives a good show no
> matter how lackluster the movie. (Snow Falling On Cedars, Lady In the
> Water for example) but I guess he's too busy or burnt out. Or just saw the
> rough cut of the film and said, "Well, if they're not going to try,
> why should I?" I can't think of a more under-achieving film of that
> scope.

Overall, It is 100% pure sound design... it's like to listening any PC game soundtrack in the Movie theater... It just pays to hear it in the Movie theater!!! An inconvenient truth ... for those who dislike sound design scores and prefer to hear the classic model of film music: narrative and expressive models that came from Romantic and late-romantic music.

The sad thing is to realize the total predominance of the sound design on the craft of musical creation. Thus, the Hollywood film scores, once expressive and functional (because it still worked as music for ordinary listeners), now are just noise and textures organized, permeated by musical rhythms and genres more accessible to the unsuspecting public.

Deplorable: What a misuse of money and human potential. Film music can be classified as a genre, now more than ever, totally decadent.



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Re: Executive Decision soundalike: Deplorable!!!   Wednesday, August 31, 2011 (5:04 a.m.) 
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What's wrong with PC game soundtracks? I've heard a number of really good ones. Halo, for instance, has a great soundtrack (despite its awful album presentation). BioShock also has a wonderful soundtrack.



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Re: Executive Decision soundalike: Deplorable!!!   Tuesday, September 27, 2011 (8:03 a.m.) 

> What's wrong with PC game soundtracks? I've heard a number of really good
> ones. Halo, for instance, has a great soundtrack (despite its awful album
> presentation). BioShock also has a wonderful soundtrack.

It's not about game soundtracks. It's about that Green Lantern sounds alike! It's a mainstream Hollywood production for God's sake!



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