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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (James Horner)

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Re: "Pizzaboy" = "The One"... doesn't this moron follow his own advice?
• Posted by: Robert Ritchie
• Date: Thursday, July 17, 2003, at 10:59 a.m.
• IP Address: pcp02220112pcs.echryh01.nj.comcast.net
• In Response to: Re: "Pizzaboy" = "The One"... doesn't this mor... (andyf)

But no I forgot, you don't deal with

> You guys are getting into name calling match over a piece of music that I
> would guess maybe 1% of the world population would even recognize. That's
> still a lot of people, but let's try to keep the absurdity to a minimum.
> Everyone is welcome to their opinion around here, BUT if one wishes to
> post they should at least be able to conduct an informed, civil debate
> instead of degenerating into "you don't know what you are talking
> about!, "you write like a child!", "you make the world a
> worse place." Internet messageboard flamewars are the
> passive-aggressive person's playground where it's easy to sit behind a
> keyboard and lambast someone for the most ridiculous reasons.

> Now, I disagree with Pizzaboy's opinion on the Wrath score. Goldsmith's
> for the first film is an absolutely outstanding piece of music and the
> main theme has been forever attached to Trek. It is the modern Star Trek
> theme, hands down. However, it would not have fit well in TWOK. Why? As
> was mentioned earlier, think about the overall sweep of the film. It
> focused on themes like life, death, isolation, age, revenge. Goldsmith's
> theme (and the tone of the first film) reflects more on exploration, the
> unknown, etc. Horner's theme, along with most of the score, worked to
> enforce the themes and deep emotional scope of the film. It's impossible
> to say of Goldsmith good have done as good a job as Horner did, he's
> certainly as good a composer and has an imposing filmography. However,
> when you listen to Horner's work, knowing how it was intended in the film,
> I think it fits perfectly.

Why did Horner take the high seas, (if you will) aproach rather than using the elements of the life and death situation mixing some tension into the mix with his broad comopsing in the early 80's




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