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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: Darth Willem   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, June 16, 2001, at 1:57 p.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 think The Mummy Returns is way better then Cuttroat Island, but that is simply because i'm huge fan of heroic action music, and TMR is full with that.
But I must say, Cuttroat Island is very good as well, and Debney is a very good composer; but i prefer TMR...

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