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

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More uninformed fanboy insults? Really?
• Posted by: John
• Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 1:23 p.m.
• IP Address: adsl-66-124-70-133.dsl.lsan03.pacbell.net
• In Response to: Re: Great Album Stupid Reviewer (Pablo)

> That seems to be the growing trend here with Filmtracks...
> The Remote Control hatred here is rampant, as are the other posters.

> Remote Control scores and their ilk are the future. If you guys dont like
> it, then stop bitching and go make your own "orchestral only"
> website, if that floats your boat.

> I bet you guys wont have much to discuss, though, since Zimmer-type scores
> are taking over.

> Deal with it.

The premise of your argument is not based on fact. Clemmensen has never contested the popularity or dominance of the Zimmer & Remote Control method. The music is wallpaper, though: functional and not meant to be fine art. That's why he has every right to give it low ratings. It's like Henry Mancini '60s music. All the rage at the time, but also wallpaper that didn't deserve great ratings.

You also forget that Clemmensen has given 5 stars to Zimmer, Badelt, Powell and G-Williams. His Zimmer rating average is higher than his Horner and Elfman averages. He has given five stars to electronic scores as far back as Hoosiers. He has nominated Vangelis for best of year multiple times. He even nominated Marty Stuart for Christ's sake!

I have met Bates and talked to him for a few minutes. Nice and casual young man. His style is not suitable for films that require complicated orchestration, though. It's not his fault that he will never attempt the difficult folk meters of a Poledouris type. From a musical construct point of view, Bates is a simpleton, a sound designer. He also, unfortunately, is a studio-recognized plagiarist.

Clemmensen is one of the most respected film music critics alive. Do some background checking before you throw around fanboy insults about his writing.




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       Tod Wilkins - Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 10:56 a.m.
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         Pablo - Monday, August 15, 2011, at 6:56 p.m.
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         Pablo - Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 12:25 p.m.
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           Lucio - Monday, September 12, 2011, at 12:38 a.m.
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           Dawson A - Monday, August 15, 2011, at 8:26 p.m.
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           Edmund Meinerts - Sunday, August 14, 2011, at 2:01 p.m.
        •    Re: Deal with it??  (6039 views)
             Pablo - Monday, August 15, 2011, at 3:15 p.m.
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               GK - Friday, August 19, 2011, at 4:33 p.m.
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               Hastaj00 - Monday, August 15, 2011, at 4:27 p.m.
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                 Pablo - Monday, August 15, 2011, at 6:44 p.m.
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                     Pablo - Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at 4:10 p.m.
      •      More uninformed fanboy insults? Really?  (6167 views)    We're Here
           John - Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 1:23 p.m.


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