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Lousy, depressing, violent music

Cathy
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Lousy, depressing, violent music   Tuesday, March 9, 2010 (2:13 p.m.) 

I don't know who this Michael Giacchino is --I had never heard of him-- but his music is too emotionally intense and frightening for young children. There is a lot of focus on death as well which I think is unhealthy and scary for children. The old man in the film talks to his wife as if she can hear him in heaven (or wherever she went-- the couple did not appear to be the proper Christians they should be) but the music is too sad for redemption. The music only reminds you of marital death by sickness, miscarriage, lost dreams, lost hopes and thematic material that drug on and on and on and on and on... Where did it all go wrong?



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That's what a score does   Monday, March 15, 2010 (8:37 p.m.) 

For starters, this movie isn't for kids. It's a family film, but more destined to adults.

And, if music is used for a scene where death is taking place, that piece of music will be associated wth it. That means that any score cue that has been used for a death scene is inappropiate to you.

So, if you're so opposed to portraying death with music, then film scoring just isn't your thing.


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Re: That's what a score does   Wednesday, March 17, 2010 (3:12 a.m.) 

> For starters, this movie isn't for kids. It's a family film, but more
> destined to adults.

> And, if music is used for a scene where death is taking place, that piece
> of music will be associated wth it. That means that any score cue that has
> been used for a death scene is inappropiate to you.

> So, if you're so opposed to portraying death with music, then film scoring
> just isn't your thing.

Agreed


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Re: Lousy, depressing, violent music   Thursday, March 18, 2010 (6:01 p.m.) 

> I don't know who this Michael Giacchino is --I had never heard of him--
> but his music is too emotionally intense and frightening for young
> children. There is a lot of focus on death as well which I think is
> unhealthy and scary for children. The old man in the film talks to his
> wife as if she can hear him in heaven (or wherever she went-- the couple
> did not appear to be the proper Christians they should be) but the music
> is too sad for redemption. The music only reminds you of marital death by
> sickness, miscarriage, lost dreams, lost hopes and thematic material that
> drug on and on and on and on and on... Where did it all go wrong?

You seriously must be kidding....so, are you the type to avoid going to the movies so that you can screen pictures for your children so that they will not have the ability to think freely? First of all, personally, this was an amazing score. Giacchino did so much with ONE theme. Can you make one tiny phrase generate an entire film's soundtrack with originality and overwhelming emotion? Further, the movie was a beautiful piece of work. It was, in many ways, the story of a life cycle and remembering to stay young at heart even in the face of being let down by your heroes and life. This isn't a story about death and honestly, it doesn't even focus that strongly upon it. Yes, we are constantly reminded of his wife's passing but, wouldn't you be the same if your wife of 40 some years passed away and you loved her more than anything? Of course you would. IT IS A PART OF LIFE THAT YOUR CHILDREN SHOULD BE EXPOSED TO AS AT SOME POINT THEY WILL HAVE TO EXPERIENCE IT! Further, this movie was a message to never let go of your inner child. Never forget the little things that make life wonderful. For you, it's your bible and it will never allow you to experience a healthy and meaningful life without fear of going to hell. For me, it's the fact that every moment, no matter how small or insignificant, teaches me something. How is that frightening to children? It's an important lesson that parents like you are not permitting teachers to teach.

I'm sorry to rail on you. I just find what you have said to be the most insanely tragic side of why our children are about as creative as a stick figure. Who knows, maybe you are not this way. All I am doing here, is speaking for a beautiful, meaningful, touching and ACADEMY AWARD WINNING score that since you don't understand the film or the music, you have discarded as trash. I won't allow that to happen.



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Re: Lousy, depressing, violent music   Thursday, April 22, 2010 (5:13 p.m.) 
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> You seriously must be kidding....so, are you the type to avoid going to
> the movies so that you can screen pictures for your children so that they
> will not have the ability to think freely? First of all, personally, this
> was an amazing score. Giacchino did so much with ONE theme. Can you make
> one tiny phrase generate an entire film's soundtrack with originality and
> overwhelming emotion? Further, the movie was a beautiful piece of work. It
> was, in many ways, the story of a life cycle and remembering to stay young
> at heart even in the face of being let down by your heroes and life. This
> isn't a story about death and honestly, it doesn't even focus that
> strongly upon it. Yes, we are constantly reminded of his wife's passing
> but, wouldn't you be the same if your wife of 40 some years passed away
> and you loved her more than anything? Of course you would. IT IS A PART OF
> LIFE THAT YOUR CHILDREN SHOULD BE EXPOSED TO AS AT SOME POINT THEY WILL
> HAVE TO EXPERIENCE IT! Further, this movie was a message to never let go
> of your inner child. Never forget the little things that make life
> wonderful. For you, it's your bible and it will never allow you to
> experience a healthy and meaningful life without fear of going to hell.
> For me, it's the fact that every moment, no matter how small or
> insignificant, teaches me something. How is that frightening to children?
> It's an important lesson that parents like you are not permitting teachers
> to teach.

> I'm sorry to rail on you. I just find what you have said to be the most
> insanely tragic side of why our children are about as creative as a stick
> figure. Who knows, maybe you are not this way. All I am doing here, is
> speaking for a beautiful, meaningful, touching and ACADEMY AWARD WINNING
> score that since you don't understand the film or the music, you have
> discarded as trash. I won't allow that to happen.

DEAR GOD!
The theme to this score is soooooooooo annoying!!! Du-da-de-da chick, chick, Du-da-de-da. Over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and OVER!!!! A message to Micheal Giachinno, shut up and do somthing original for once.


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Re: Lousy, depressing, violent music   Wednesday, April 28, 2010 (7:22 p.m.) 

> Over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and
> over, and over, and OVER!!!!

Ever heard of a leitmotiv?

> A message to Micheal Giachinno, shut up and do somthing original for once.

I love the way you spell. I'm sure you do it to be original, right?


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Re: Lousy, depressing, violent music   Sunday, June 20, 2010 (5:07 p.m.) 
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> Ever heard of a leitmotiv?

> I love the way you spell. I'm sure you do it to be original, right?

Really? Your going to insult my spelling? I'm 13, I compose music and I listen to soundtracks! How good can my spelling really be? So I can't spell Michael Giacchino, I'm sure he can't either. Not to dis his music. He has potential(misspelled again...). The poor man just can't write a good score. A good score you don't notice upon the first few viewings. Giachinno's score gets stuck in your head and you end up not paying attention to the movie. And it would help if he had multiple themes like Zimmer, Horner, Goldsmith, and Williams. In all the scores I've heard Giachinno do, most of them only have one theme.



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Re: Lousy, depressing, violent music   Monday, June 21, 2010 (5:59 p.m.) 

> So I can't
> spell Michael Giacchino, I'm sure he can't either.

Well, of course. Who in the world knows how to spell his own name?

> He has potential(misspelled again...).

Actually, not. You spelled it right.

> A good score you don't notice upon the first few viewings.

You just described a good score. While it is always a matter of taste, I never thought someone likes a score he/she doesn't notice.

> Giachinno's score gets stuck in your head and you end up not paying
> attention to the movie.

Now you described an overachieving score.

> In all the scores I've heard
> Giachinno do, most of them only have one theme.

This probably means you haven't noticed the rest of them. In The Incredibles there is a theme for Syndrome and a short one for Elastigirl aside of the titular Mr. Incredible's main theme. Ratatouille has a theme for the cooks, Linguini, Collette, Remy's family as well as the one for Remy, which is the song Le Festin. Medal of Honor always has at least a theme for the allies, the nazis and a reprise of the central Medal of Honor theme. Up, has three themes. The central Ellie's theme, the one you hate, Muntz's theme (the song The Spirit of Adventure) and a small variation of Ellie's theme for Kevin, the bird.


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Re: Lousy, depressing, violent music   Monday, June 14, 2010 (1:32 a.m.) 

> unhealthy and scary for children. The old man in the film talks to his
> (or wherever she went-- the couple
> did not appear to be the proper Christians they should be) but the music
> is too sad for redemption. The music only reminds you of marital death by
> sickness, miscarriage, lost dreams, lost hopes and thematic material that
> drug on and on and on and on and on... Where did it all go wrong?

Are you seriously questioning their lifestyle from a short 4 minute montage? Way to be ignorant, not to mention giving Christians a bad name!



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