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Comments about the soundtrack for The Mummy Returns (Alan Silvestri)

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Re: The Mummy Returns vs. CutThroat Island
• Posted by: Levente Benedek   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, June 2, 2001, at 6:57 a.m.
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• In Response to: The Mummy Returns vs. CutThroat Island (Hans)

> I cant help to compare the Mummy Retuns score and the CutThroat Island
> score.
They are both great action-scores, in my opinion Cutthroat
> Island was the best score of 1995, while Mummy Reruns is the best score so
> far in 2001. Even though Edward Scissorhands by Danny Elfman is my
> favourite score through times, these two scores comes high up in my
> rankinglist.

> The movie CutThroat Island was a big fiasco, and I can understand it. The
> movie is really bad, Geena Davis is a disaster as the main-character.
But the score is magnificent. Not many bad movies have good scores,
> but this picture has. John Debney has sorrowfully never been close to
> achieve something similar after CutThroat Island. I believe it is strange
> this is he wasnt even nominated for Oscar for this score, but i guess the
> Oscar-people rather prefer James Horner or Stephen Warbeck (havent even
> heard of Steven Warbeck until he got Oscar for Shakespeare in Love)

> I have listen to Mummy Returns and CutThroat Island some times, and i have
> to say ; Cutthroat Island is the best one. Mummy Returns have the best
> "hero-music", but the album can sometimes be rather boring.
> CutThroat Island has the ability to keep you interested all through the
> album, thats what i like about it.

> So what is your favorite action-score? I would like to hear.

I really like Hans Zimmer works especialy CRIMSON TIDE and THE ROCK. But I like other none Zimmer works like DEEP BLUE SEE, ARMAGEDDON, ENEMY OF THE STATE. But my all time favorites are James Newton Howard's, Jerry Goldsmith's and James Horner's action themes. Goldsmith score for THE MUMMY is truly a great score and maybe the Maestro best work. But Alan Silvetri did a very great job for JUDGE DREAD and ERRASER wich are my best Silvestri scores.

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