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Comments about the soundtrack for Pirates of the Caribbean (Klaus Badelt and co.)

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Re: I thought I liked the Pirate motif until I read this review
• Posted by: shaadp
• Date: Thursday, April 10, 2008, at 2:00 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: I thought I liked the Pirate motif until I... (Euphman)
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i respect both opinions, but i would only expect to hear these opinions from individuals who are completely unknowing of the circumstances surrounding the soundtrack's production and or a clear zimmer "non fan".

this soundtrack was produced in 5 weeks time, with a gang of composers, with hans writing the main thematic material. because of his contractual obligations to the last samurai, he could not participate on this particular assignment to any real extent. badelt and his team took that material and made a score of it. additionally, the original composer, jerry goldsmith, had months to compose a fitting score and failed miserably at giving jerry bruckheimer and director gore verbinski what they were looking for. so he was fired and hans and his team were asked to produce something in 5 weeks, which meant no time for the scoring/recording stage and additional orchestrations, so everything was going to be synthesizers and as is. so there is your reason for the abundance of synthesizers, and if you listen to the following two sequels you will notice the clear presence of an actual orchestra given they had the time.

every composer has their style...this is what defines them. i can listen to any john williams work without title and tell you it's john can give me a future work with no name or title and i can tell you it's john williams...why? because he has an identifiable style, which elfman, shore, etc. all have. just as the sir above me pulled two zimmer scores and said how they sound a like, i can do the same for the aforementioned composers.

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