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Re: At least it sounds better than 'Pirates'
• Posted by: Mike
• Date: Monday, July 14, 2003, at 6:12 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: At least it sounds better than 'Pirates' (DiBo)

First of all, the score to Pirates of the Caribbean was not awful. It could be argued to have a cliched Pirate action sound, but come on, that's the didn't exactly take itself seriously anyway, which made it even better. I was not looking forward to Silvestri's score and was excited by the thought that Badelt would be scoring it, especially after his amazing work on Time Machine and K-19. I was not disappointed. The main theme for Pirates is dark yet anthemic and the action cues are thrilling. Does it sound like Media Ventures? Yep. Was it supposed to? Yep. Bruckheimer produced the movie; it was the sound he wanted and for good reason, it worked really well. Zimmer is not "hiding" behind his protege's. This was Badelt's score, which Zimmer produced, as any head of a production company should do every now and then. I was actually intrigued to see that there were many other MV composers listed as additional arrangers, such as the recently quiet Nick Glennie-Smith as well as Steve Jablonsky and Jim Dooley. Why? Because they were given less than 2 months notice before the movie's release!! In such short time, they produced a powerful score that works really well for the movie and I am really looking forward to it coming out on album. It's not going to win any Oscars, but it does what it is supposed to and fits the movie really well.


> Im looking forward to a great movie and im sure "Pirates of the
> Caribbean" will be a great one, at least here in germany well have
> to wait until september to see the it ! I was also looking foward to the
> score by Alan Silvestri ... but then i read that Klaus Badelt would score
> the movie ... a great disappointment !!! I dont like Hans Zimmer and all
> his CLONES, they all sound nearly the same! I still hope that Badelt will
> give us a great score ... but i dont think so !!!

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