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Comments about the soundtrack for Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (James Horner)

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Re: I strongly disagree!
• Posted by: And you're strongly wrong
• Date: Sunday, May 16, 2004, at 3:15 a.m.
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• In Response to: I strongly disagree! (DILinator)

> While I respect Christian's point of view on this score, and can see some
> of where he's coming from, I have to disagree with his condemnation of
> this score.

> While I have not heard the score yet in CD format (still waiting on it's
> arrival through Amazon, since no local stores carried it)I heard it while
> watching the movie, and thought it was excellent. In fact, after hearing
> it in the movie, I wanted so bad to be able to rush out and buy it, even
> though I couldn't because it wasn't released yet. It complemented the
> movie very well, and added a lot to the movie, something which I say can't
> be said for Horner's score for Troy.

> The celtic music in the movie was very good, and outside of the obvious
> Braveheart "rips" was very original. It was a lot more peppy and
> upbeat than usual Horner Irish writing for music. It reminded me somewhat
> of his work on The Devil's Own.

> Sure, the music could be called "sappy", but then I say that
> those who would call it that just prefer a different style of music, and
> are not as impressed by heartwarming movies, as they are by tough dramas.
> I personally like scores like this the best, and feel that the music is
> the most uplifting kind there is. While I like a good dramatic score as
> much as the next guy, and can tolerate most action scores, nothing is
> better than a heartwarming and melodic score, that uplifts the spirits.

> Bobby Jones is just that, and is a great score in my opinion. Certainly a
> far greater match to the movie than Troy, I would say.

This score was Braveheart Part Deux. It sucked, dude. It was a complete #####ing rehash of Braveheart, plain and simple. There's really nothing else to say about this.

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