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The stupid people apparently don't have names

Jeff Anderson
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Lsnake
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The stupid people apparently don't have names   Tuesday, July 14, 2009 (10:11 a.m.) 

Has anyone else noticed that the people most offended by Christian's review use generic pseudonyms like "A Film Score Fan", "Filmscore Boy", "scorefan"? I hate sounding like Ford Thaxton, but nobody is going to take the opinions of you MV/RC defenders seriously until you step up and say something like "Hi, my name is Dan Goldwasser, I live in Los Angeles, and I think Clemmensen is an idiot".



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Filmscore Boy
Re: The stupid people apparently don't have names   Tuesday, July 14, 2009 (10:59 a.m.) 

> Has anyone else noticed that the people most offended by Christian's
> review use generic pseudonyms like "A Film Score Fan",
> "Filmscore Boy", "scorefan"? I hate sounding like Ford
> Thaxton, but nobody is going to take the opinions of you MV/RC defenders
> seriously until you step up and say something like "Hi, my name is
> Dan Goldwasser, I live in Los Angeles, and I think Clemmensen is an
> idiot".

This is silly. What exactly would that even accomplish? People would just write some mumbojumbo name..

Like,

"My name is Hans Spitz, I live in Germany and I think Media Venture scores are the best."

Tell me what exactly is the point? Opinion doesn't require names or locations to be taken seriously, they are required to be constructive, well-written and expressed in a proper and understandable way. That's an opinion to take seriously.

Writing some silly name and location like that will magically make your opinions be valid, is just nuts.


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Re: The stupid people apparently don't have names - A LACK OF INCONTINUITY!   Monday, July 20, 2009 (9:45 p.m.) 

Hi, my name is Edmund Meinerts, I live in Berlin, and admit that a large percentage of the music on my iPod (perhaps 60%) is either Hans Zimmer or one of his Media Ventures pupils. The rest of my iPod goes over to John Williams and especially Alan Silvestri, which is why I usually post under the name "Alans Zimvestri" these days.

I do not believe that Clemmenson is an idiot - far from it, he (usually) understands better than most that a film score serves one major and one minor purpose - the major purpose being to accompany a film and the minor purpose being to create a marketable album - and he points out the fact that Hans Zimmer, with his admittedly repetitive music, tends to lean towards the latter sometimes. But if he does so with Zimmer's scores (such as Pirates 3, which I thought was at least a four-star score, or the Dark Knight, which I saw between three and four stars), why doesn't he with Jablonsky? He himself says that Jablonsky's music, as a film score, is irretrievably stupid and inappropriate. All right, that sounds like a one-star review to me, and fair enough, I agree with him.

But why does he feel it necessary to slip in a comment about a "New-Age album" and then crank this poor score up to THREE stars, better than the far superior Dark Knight or Pirates 3? This is just a lack of incontinuity, and it's not fair on us "filmscore boys" (and girls) who want objective reviews.

Well, I hope my arguments have convinced you that I'm not quite as stupid as you make me out to be. I admit my earlier post was very childish, but I was angry at those three stars - two of which should not exist - when favorite scores of mine, especially At World's End, have gotten the short straw many times.



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Re: The stupid people apparently don't have names   Wednesday, July 15, 2009 (3:46 a.m.) 

> Has anyone else noticed that the people most offended by Christian's
> review use generic pseudonyms like "A Film Score Fan",
> "Filmscore Boy", "scorefan"? I hate sounding like Ford
> Thaxton, but nobody is going to take the opinions of you MV/RC defenders
> seriously until you step up and say something like "Hi, my name is
> Dan Goldwasser, I live in Los Angeles, and I think Clemmensen is an
> idiot".

...ever read a newspaper?

And I don't take you any more/less seriously, Jeff Anderson. I don't know you any more than anyone else here.



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Re: The stupid people apparently don't have names   Saturday, July 18, 2009 (2:39 a.m.) 

> Has anyone else noticed that the people most offended by Christian's
> review use generic pseudonyms like "A Film Score Fan",
> "Filmscore Boy", "scorefan"? I hate sounding like Ford
> Thaxton, but nobody is going to take the opinions of you MV/RC defenders
> seriously until you step up and say something like "Hi, my name is
> Dan Goldwasser, I live in Los Angeles, and I think Clemmensen is an
> idiot".

Sorry to disappoint, but I'm not Dan Goldwasser (although I do listen to his podcasts from time to time). I've used the pseudonym 'scorefan' for a while on other score forums since it's easy to remember and helps protect my gmail and facebook accounts from receiving unnecessary spam.

Either way, you wouldn't know me anyway, I'm just a regular thirty-something score fan from Melbourne, Australia. I don't run a website or produce a podcast, or have any links to the industry. Occasionally I'll write a review for Amazon, but that's about it. I do own a large number of scores, probably about 100. Some of my favorites include Kingdom of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, 1492, Amistad and The Mission.

I'm sorry if my previous response offended you in any way, but it's just that I've been saddened to see the decline of Filmtracks in recent times. I've enjoyed this site and been a regular visitor for many years, and I long considered it to be an essential site for cutting-edge score reviews, together with Tracksounds and Cinemusic.

Unfortunately in recent times Filmtracks' reviews have started to become very sarcastic and smug, at the expense of quality information regarding the score. I do hope this can be reversed and that we can find a more mature way forward. It was just that being chastised as 'stupid' - rather than merely having alternative tastes - was what proved to be the last straw for me.



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