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Comments about the soundtrack for Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (Alan Silvestri)

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Re: Ah yes, yet another poke at MV
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• Posted by: Pogel Adler
• Date: Friday, September 5, 2003, at 5:10 a.m.
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• In Response to: Ah yes, yet another poke at MV (score_jackal)

> If you're so insistent on mentioning PIRATES, all I have to say that TR2
> doesn't hold a candle to PIRATES, especially thematically (say what you
> will about it, but PIRATES was one of MV's most thematically-focused
> scores in years comparatively). And if you're comparing the
> synths/electronics use in the two scores, PIRATES sounds a heck of a lot
> better than the synthetic 'beats' in TR2. Now if Silvestri HAD composed a
> score more in the vein of The Mummy Returns, we wouldn't be having this
> discussion (because that is so obviously a great score).

Maybe it's right what you said. But maybe the flaw in PotC was not the lack of theme but the reuse of themes. And maybe it wasn't the electronic nature of the score but the fact that is was inappropriate for the genre.

Itís only fair to mention that a very talented action and adventure composer was dropped for a gang students.


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