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Comments about the soundtrack for Conan the Barbarian (Tyler Bates/Various)

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Fundamental errors of judgement
• Posted by: Paul
• Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at 7:28 p.m.
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• In Response to: He's not a Hack (Pablo)

> BUT if you're gonna review the man's score work dont go by other's works.
> Unless you plan on judging by his own work, at least watch the film first,
> find out where each cue sits in the movie, develop a feel for the score
> through acclimation, and then make your criticism. Reason I say this is
> because this review seems to be more about Remote Control hate and
> Poledouris worship than Tyler Bates and his craft. Meanwhile you have a
> film that was tossed into the August release month for a reason - because
> nobody really gives a crap about the film.

> And to call the guy is plaigarist is ass-inine. Really. Look at James
> Horner who plaigerises his OWN damn work and gives you the same score for
> every film he does. This plaigerist rant is irrelevent.

> I think the reviewer would probably fare better reviewing scores he likes
> rather than the ones he doesnt like, because all the reviews so far are
> total negativity. Plus Im sure theres scores out there he might appreciate
> more...

Three fallacies in your logic will cause you to be ridiculed at this site.

1. Reviewers have to write about works they like and dislike. Otherwise, there is no point to the task. Clemmensen is at or near the top of the "A-list" of film music reviewers. His knowledge about film music is immense.

2. Poledouris' average fan rating (those rating booths on each review) is about 3.35. Bates' average fan rating is about 1.89. You're free to think that their quality is equal, but you are in a very small minority.

3. Read the review of 300 at Filmtracks and you will learn that Bates is the most famous plagiarist in recent film music history. The studio was forced to acknowledge the plagiarism to avoid a lawsuit from Elliot Goldenthal.

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