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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: Danny French   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, February 8, 2004, at 1:39 p.m.
• IP Address: 81-178-243-167.dsl.pipex.com
• In Response to: Re: "Pizzaboy" = "The One"... doesn't this mor... (Curtis Beaulieu)

Hi folks,

I really must take exception to this particular post for a number of reasons. I've been visiting filmtracks now and posting regularly since the age of seventeen - I'm nineteen now. I can't help but feel that this "you're an idiot, therefore you must be young" attitude is unfair. If the guy is making stupid statements, that's because he's either stupid or he has nothing better to say. It's not because he's young - and you don't know that he is even that! It occurs to me that comments such as those are nothing but cheap swipes - indicative that the author of said comment has no constructive comment to make and therefore resorts to childish mud-slinging and name-calling. If you want to give us a lesson on maturity, perhaps you ought to assess your own first, before handing down your great gospel to us lower mortals!

Goldsmith devotees come in all shapes and sizes. Likewise, the religious Horner fan can be found anywhere. It comes down to a simple case of personal preference. I wasn't born when Star Trek II came out - but does that make me any less qualified to make a statement concerning the score - indeed does it make my opinion any less valid?

Personally, I loved Star Trek II's score - despite not being a particular fan of Horner. Goldsmith does it Goldsmith's way, Horner does it Horner's way. Both were completely different and yet entirely appropriate for their respective motion pictures.

It's just a pity about the sound quality... the orchestral performance is mostly excellent (taking into consideration the obvious budget-related cuts) but the recording is sub-par, and that's putting it lightly. This score is definitely in need of a re-release, and furthermore a bit of digital remastering wouldn't go amiss either.

Cheerio!

Regards, Dan

> First, didn't you say that you were leaving this site for good? Back when
> you posted under the name "The One," you said you would relieve
> us of your poor English and your uninformed statements.

> Second, your film music opinions are obviously those of a child. Reading
> what you have to say in these comment areas, I guess you are under 18. If
> you were an adult in 1982, when Horner surprised everyone with his
> dominating Wrath of Khan score, then you wouldn't be so blindly faithful
> to Goldsmith.

> CB




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