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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 2:13 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: I thought I liked the Pirate motif until I... (shaadp)

> 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.

i meant alan silvestri, not goldsmith.

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