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Comments about the soundtrack for The Legend of Zorro (James Horner)

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Re: I usually dont like film music but...
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• Posted by: Pogel Adler
• Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at 3:14 a.m.
• IP Address: p54a9fd30.dip.t-dialin.net
• In Response to: Re: I usually dont like film music but... (Caesar)

> Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture etc etc

Wait wait wait...you are saying that filmmusic is too simple and same-y for you, but then you bring up Mendelssohn?
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Mendelssohn, he has got to be one my favorite composer of all times, but his musically pallette was very limited... And so are the ones of many many other classical, romantic and contemporary composers.

Filmmusic IS sometimes (today more often than not) very bad orchestral music, full of half-witted rip-offs and unmotivated or uninformed writing, completely ignoring the possiblities of an orchestra (instead we get bloated junk with meaningless choir and bigger and bigger orchestrations).

I respect your opinion and can understand where you are coming from, and I agree to a degree, but in the end I still like the music because of the emotional impact it has on me, and that can be any kind of music. It just so happens that filmmusic has a lot of these moments for me.

> Try to hear a Bruckner symphony, a Bach fugue or a Wagner opera and then
> you will understand my arrogant attitude.

Talking about arrogant... I hate most of the Wagner opera stuff. I love seperate pieces, but this man was so full of himself, it's not funny anymore. The music is so bloated, so unbelieveably cheesy and completely meaningless to me.

This is complex music,
> melodically genious, with an unexpect structure and harmony and
> farrrrrrrrrrr greater orchestration. I am sure you already heard it.

Yes, and I love it. Still, there's a lot of great filmmusic, you just have to find it.




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