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Re: Go back and read my January 2003 announcement about review format...
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• Posted by: Jonathan Broxton   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, September 9, 2004, at 3:05 a.m.
• IP Address: dyn137201.shef.ac.uk
• In Response to: Re: Go back and read my January 2003 announcem... (greg)

> Jon Broxton has even longer movie movie sum-ups. And don't forget the
> extra length if the movie was based on a book, event, or stirred
> controversy.

Indeed I do. I personally think a FILM music review is absolutely worthless unless it is put into some kind of the context (i.e. you have some idea of the kind of FILM it is supporting) and without a little historical information about the composer, and (if any) the events surrounding the CD release.

My standard review format (based on a 900-word average length) is 75 words introduction, 250 words about the movie, 500 words about the score, 75 words summary/conclusion. This seems completely logical to me.

Tomek's point about "leave the commentary about the movie out of the review" is completely ludicrous to me. That's like writing about an opera without mentioning the libretto, or writing about ballet without mentioning the dancing.

Jon




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