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Comments about the soundtrack for Along Came a Spider (Jerry Goldsmith)

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Goldsmith getting old?
• Posted by: CStbl   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, September 14, 2001, at 1:17 p.m.
• IP Address: 213.201.130.134

Hi, I'm kinda new here.
That is, I come to this site for years now, but never did stuff like forums and comments.

As I'm a (film/everything)composer myself (and actually the plans are to do a $2.500.000 thriller next year) I've some opinions about the discussion about Jerry getting too old.

I would get crazy if I only had to do boring action sequences all over again and again and again and again. There's really NO fun in composing such cues, as most you do is doing dull percussive bangs and frustrating brassy crescendi.
Which doesn't mean that it's impossible to score an interesting action score, but if the characters and the story are dull there's nothing fundamental to aim at. Rambo 2 and 3 (pretty good action scores) have a developed character. Silence of the lambs has much character depth and you'll notice the music working excellent here.
All I want to day is, I don't really believe that Jerry needs retirement, I just can't imagine that. It's just that he has to do crappy movies..

Actually I think that if a good director steps towards him and asks to do a fantasy movie (like Legend) again he'll definitly make some good music again!






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