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Comments about the soundtrack for The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

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Re: This review is way off...
• Posted by: Ganesh
• Date: Monday, March 7, 2011, at 12:24 p.m.
• IP Address: d207-216-167-96.bchsia.telus.net
• In Response to: This review is way off... (pbateman)
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I agree. A negative review for the score is one thing, but I was primarily repelled by the style of the review, tossing around casual invectives in that smug, troll-baiting, "Heh, deal with it, losers" way that seems to be the Official Voice of so many Internet reviewers who deal in reactionary opinion rather than analysis. This is a pity because some of these same reviewers can actually be quite insightful when it's about a product they actually like. The implication that this music is somehow below analysis is disturbing and completely off the mark in my opinion.

I won't go so far as to say my own opinion about Reznor & Ross's score was validated by its Academy Award win (I see a measure of stunt-awarding in that award, honestly, and I don't think TSN was the best of those nominated, much less the year), but I am thankful that there are people with clout in Hollywood who were prepared to take this sort of music seriously for a change. I find a lot of beauty in the TSN score -- not the same kind of beauty as in a sweeping orchestral score, but beauty nonetheless. And it was exceedingly well-suited to its film: I don't see how an orchestral score, or indeed any score different from the one we got, would've complemented the movie as well as this one.




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