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Comments about the soundtrack for The Last Castle (Jerry Goldsmith)

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A Jerry quickie?
• Posted by: Renardclochard   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at 12:39 p.m.
• IP Address: ncroes03.telenet-ops.be

The main reason I went to see this movie was the fact is was being scored by Goldsmith. I'm not a Redford fan, and after watching this movie, my opinion hasn't changed. I'm dissappointed by this "minute-made" score by Goldsmith, it sounds like he composed it during breakfast and conducted while having lunch; it's theme is ok but created a poor substitute for the so called "war" the USA is in with Afghanistan (which is like the score, referring to the name instead of the facts to persuade persons to buy/support it). The action cues exist mainly out of previous scored material and in the movie, Goldsmith's score is being balanced with cheezy hip hop beats, to make a more available product to the movie-going crowd. Are Goldsmith's last days counted? I don't think so, but I do think that this score is nothing more than the space it costs me in my cd rack, so if you're looking for a blasting action-packed score or even a war hero sympathy cry, go back to Goldsmith's Rambo scores, when the man knew how to score a movie.

thx for reading

Renard Clochard (Belgium)






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