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Comments about the soundtrack for Othello (Ballet) (Elliot Goldenthal)

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Re: Who authorized this idiot Filmtracks reviewer? ... I did.
• Posted by: Krishna Manohar   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at 4:39 p.m.
• IP Address: pcp824030pcs.nrockv01.md.comcast.net
• In Response to: Re: Who authorized this idiot Filmtracks revie... (Christian Clemmensen)

> ...in fact, I am the idiot Filmtracks reviewer.

> Yes. A decent wage. Amazing, isn't it?

> Here's what I don't understand. It makes sense that I get blasted for
> giving Pirates of the Caribbean one star, because fans of Hans Zimmer's
> empire are typically testosterone-driven youth... They don't sit around
> listening to Elmer Bernstein or Philip Glass in their spare time. A lot of
> them wouldn't know the difference between a clarinet and an oboe even if
> one (or both) was lodged firmly up their rear end.

> But I expected more intelligence from Goldenthal fans. After all, with
> Goldsmith's music being so challenging in countless regards, I assumed
> that the people who enjoyed the intricacies of his music were a
> sophisticated, educated crowd... not too far distant from classical music
> collectors. And yet, the more I review these scores --regardless of the
> respect I show them in the review (apart from my personal opinion)-- you
> Goldenthal fans have turned out to be just as moronic, fanatical, and
> ridiculous as the Zimmerites.

> How can this be?

> Christian

Christian,

I for one happen to be a Goldenthal fan, but I respect your opinion.
Please don't assume that we are zealots. I am pretty objective
about filmmusic, so please calm down.




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