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Comments about the soundtrack for Van Helsing (Alan Silvestri)

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Re: Worst-idea-ever
• Posted by: JB
• Date: Thursday, May 20, 2004, at 6:47 a.m.
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• In Response to: Worst-idea-ever (Pogel Adler)

> 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!

Don't ge me wrong! I don't really enjoy pop-music at all. Owning some 630 CDs of classical music of which about 30 are soundtracks like Star Wars, the Lord of the Rings, The Mummy Returns, Titanic, Batman, etc, etc, I posted this simply for the interest of response people would take if you threw something like this in the air.

Found Van Helsing to be very enjoyable, but comparing to The Mummy Return, not exactly of the same caliber.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • An Experiment  (3953 views)
       JB - Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at 7:52 a.m.
    •    Worst-idea-ever  (4052 views)
         Pogel Adler - Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at 5:55 p.m.
      •      Re: Worst-idea-ever  (3710 views)    We're Here
           JB - Thursday, May 20, 2004, at 6:47 a.m.
    •    Re: An Horrible Experiment  (3911 views)
         Ignacio - Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at 10:50 a.m.

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