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Comments about the soundtrack for Children of Dune (Brian Tyler)

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Re: Rip Off ...
• Posted by: Freemen no. 2
• Date: Friday, March 28, 2003, at 11:12 p.m.
• IP Address: co-colspgs-u5-c4a-203.clspco.adelphia.net
• In Response to: Rip Off ... (Mac Styran)

I agree it is eerily similar- but mostly in the harmonic sense rather than the melodic one, as the harmonic progression essentiall determines the melody. It is a very typical "serious" sort of themeatic progression. For those of you musical out there, try this, in any key:

vi
IV
I
V (perhaps suspend the third up a half step)

In the key of C, this equates to this (try playing it if you have a piano):

Aminor
FMajor
CMajor
G (Sus4)

It is used in many scores, not just in "Children of Dune" and "Deep Blue Sea". Look for it in:

The Rock
Chicken Run
Some of Gladiator- especially in "Now We Are Free"
Pretty much any war movie

It is a really great chord progression, and it almost always sounds good. Basically, though, it leaves little room to fiddle with the chords, i.e., add sevenths or ninths in the melody, so uses of it tend to sound the same. I personally think that the best use of it is the melody of of "Chicken Run" ("Building the Crate), but that's just my opinion. Composers who use it heavily include Zimmer, Gregson-Williams/Powell, Rabin, Elfman, and others. It is my opinion that every composer has used it sometime or another, simply because they have too. Anyway. Just thought I'd mention that.

> The main theme "reminds" you of Trevor Rabin's beautiful
> masterpiece theme of Deep Blue Sea? It's the friggin' same. Which is okay
> by me on the one hand, 'cause I love the theme and found it used way too
> little on DBS. You can also find the theme in Shrek. Also alright by me.
> But on the other hand... it is what it is: stolen.

> I don't really know what to think about the score. It's beautiful. Yet, he
> could have used the exact same theme, that would have been better...

> Comments?

> My 2003 cents

> Mac




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       Mac Styran - Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 5:15 a.m.


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