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Comments about the soundtrack for Memoirs of a Geisha (John Williams)

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Re: Stereotype-casting string players
• Posted by: EL
• Date: Monday, November 28, 2005, at 11:49 a.m.
• IP Address: cache-dtc-aa02.proxy.aol.com
• In Response to: Re: Stereotype-casting string players (dude)

> So it's a coincidence that Williams' only Asian themed scores happen to
> revolve around cello solos?

Oh come on, I think people find great soloists for film work not because of their ethnicity. Ma and Perlman are simply two of the best instrumentalists out there. Ma's done a great deal of work in films- ranging from Tan Dun scores and Williams to (gasp!) Philip Glass. And Perlman's done Hero (for Tan Dun) too. Hard to find a connection there.

So I think your conclusions are a bit superficial.




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