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Comments about the soundtrack for Van Helsing (Alan Silvestri)

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• Posted by: Pogel Adler
• Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at 5:55 p.m.
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• In Response to: An Experiment (JB)

I'll take the angry one. This "experiment" is in the use for more then some years now! Nearly every film has some pop songs in it to be "cooler" and more appealing.
That also occurred 20 years ago. Many film scores were done with the same synthesiser keyboards and thus the same sound as the songs at the time. In one word: Giorgio Moroder. Soundtracks and especially scores like scarface do not want me get back to that time!! Orchestral film scores had a "come back" anyway and I doubt it will ever die.

Orchestral music is boring? Well then go back to play. Orchestral music is a very elaborate and mature form of music. If you don't understand it, I'm sorry for you. But that doesn't mean it's bad...
Also, I say that people who want only pop songs instead of an original score are musically 'ignorant'(meaning "not knowing) and untrained. (Nobody take offence please)

And finally I have to say it's a shame that you posted this on this site.
Van Helsing is one of the best scores of the past years. Only because it accompanies an average film doesn't mean the score is bad.

Say NO to pop songs in films and NO to pop scores!

Go Silvestri!

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • An Experiment  (3926 views)
       JB - Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at 7:52 a.m.
    •      Worst-idea-ever  (4013 views)    We're Here
         Pogel Adler - Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at 5:55 p.m.
    •    Re: An Horrible Experiment  (3880 views)
         Ignacio - Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at 10:50 a.m.

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