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Comments about the soundtrack for Van Helsing (Alan Silvestri)

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Re: LotR?!
• Posted by: Tomek   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at 12:46 a.m.
• IP Address: pa181.glucholazy.sdi.tpnet.pl
• In Response to: LotR?! (Pogel Adler)

> I don't think the mediocre LOTR scores have chanced the listening
> experiences of NORMAL (not crazy LotR-fanboys) listeners or of the
> directors or of whoever.
The chorus makes sense in this score because
> it's pseudo-gothic style, it's as the movie is a stereotype.
Let's
> face it: LotR wasn't the big hit everyone claims it to be, film and
> music-wise. It's a part of pop-culture, but film and music wise it isn't
> better then the prequels (of StarWars).

It's Your subjective opinion about mediocrity of LOTR scores. And the chorus makes sense not because it's pseudo-gothic, but it's purpose is to enhance monumental visuals of the film and be representative of several races & beings in film (notice that chorus sings there in Mordor langauge, Elvish etc.). LOTR movies were enormous commercial successes (and in a way artistic too) but I agree with You that they haven't such magic as films like "Willow" or "The Neverending Story". It's a pop-culture, but what did You except? Were the Tolkien books aimed at sophisticated critics or massive population? Star Wars prequels looks poor in compare to LOTR trilogy, Lucas should never done them...




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • It's Okay Nothing More  (5663 views)
       Mark - Monday, April 26, 2004, at 8:50 p.m.
    •    Re: It's Okay Nothing More  (5614 views)
         Tomek - Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at 12:25 a.m.
      •    LotR?!  (5709 views)
           Pogel Adler - Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at 5:19 a.m.
        •    Re: LotR?!  (5320 views)
             Christian Kühn - Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at 11:59 a.m.
          •    Re: LotR?!  (5299 views)
               Pogel Adler - Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at 12:44 p.m.
        •      Re: LotR?!  (5304 views)    We're Here
             Tomek - Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at 12:46 a.m.
          •    Re: LotR?!  (5374 views)
               Pogel Adler - Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at 12:50 p.m.
        •    ...continued  (5351 views)
             Pogel Adler - Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at 5:43 a.m.


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