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Comments about the soundtrack for How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell)
Love that he loved it, but...

Knutt
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Gashoe13
Love that he loved it, but...   Monday, August 29, 2011 (10:56 a.m.) 

His analysis of the themes was a bit off. I was slightly confused by his reference to the main theme which, he said, "explodes in 'New Tail', 'This Time For Sure' and 'Astrid Goes For a Spin' and is eventually reduced to a piano solo in 'Where's Hiccup?'" The piano solo he refers to is first introduced at the very beginning of "This is Berk" and does not appear in "New Tail", "This Time For Sure", or "Astrid Goes For a Spin". It does swell majestically in "Test Drive", however.
All that to say that I loved the soundtrack and I love how much he loved it, but a reviewer should be sure to not get confused when talking specifics, or it makes the review look amateurish.


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  In Response to:
Knutt
Re: Love that he loved it, but...   Friday, September 2, 2011 (5:55 p.m.) 
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> His analysis of the themes was a bit off. I was slightly confused by his
> reference to the main theme which, he said, "explodes in 'New Tail',
> 'This Time For Sure' and 'Astrid Goes For a Spin' and is eventually
> reduced to a piano solo in 'Where's Hiccup?'" The piano solo he
> refers to is first introduced at the very beginning of "This is
> Berk" and does not appear in "New Tail", "This Time
> For Sure", or "Astrid Goes For a Spin". It does swell
> majestically in "Test Drive", however.
> All that to say that I loved the soundtrack and I love how much he loved
> it, but a reviewer should be sure to not get confused when talking
> specifics, or it makes the review look amateurish.

True enough, his analysis was a bit off. However, he is right in saying the main theme appears in New Tail, This Time for Sure, and Astrid Goes for a Spin. The main theme is the theme that appears about one minute into This Is Berk, the final 50 seconds or so of New Tail (explodes is the right word here), and that dominates This Time For Sure and Astrid Goes For a Spin. Where's Hiccup's piano solo is a different theme, and you're right about that.


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