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Re: Ok, but not great, I even hear a bar of Wrath of Kahn in there!
• Posted by: cjlawrie   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, March 26, 2010, at 8:47 a.m.
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• In Response to: Ok, but not great, I even hear a bar of Wrath ... (cjlawrie)

> The soundtrack is ok and certainly I would like to see a 'deluxe edition'
> come out with more of the films music as I'm sure there are some good
> nuggets we havenít got here in this release.

> For me however I keep hearing The Wrath of Kahn! There is a small grouping
> of notes played in 'surprise attack' in the Wrath of Kahn played by
> trumpets that are echoed in the Avatar music similarly [slight variance
> and different use but I can here it still!].

> For example:

> track 1: cryo... - 58sec and 2m10sec we hear the wind instruments in
> the background in that similar sounding note to wrath.

> track 10: destruction of Hometree - at 5min

> track 13: war - 8m32sec

> I'm not saying itís exactly the same, just similar to the sound used in
> wrath of kahn and I quite liked noticing it.

> Also I felt that 'Jakes first flight' in the beginning sounded awfully
> like Shearmur's soundtrack theme from the Count of Monte Cristo.

After some further playing...I take it back a little, not so much Wrath but a hint that I don't seem to notice as much as the first time I listened to it...

It is a bit of a mish mash though and I half expect it to turn into Titanic at any point.

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