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

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• Posted by: Pablo   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, August 15, 2011, at 6:44 p.m.
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• In Response to: You have (Hastaj00)

> no idea what you're talking about.

Typical elitist thing to say, but its OK. You're forgiven.

I dont care for Conan, or Basil Poledouris. The man not only did such great and awesome best picture noms such as: Under Seige 2, Starship Troopers, Lassie, On Deadly Ground, and Conan The Destroyer, but his entire CV is fairly nondescript (aside from Robocop and dare I say Quigley Down Under, but nto by much because that movie didnt become that memorable a film). His resume is utterly bereft of memorable motion pictures. The man DID rape Crocodile Dundee from Peter Best...that something that also got me to notice him, but that's another story.

Now he may have a cult following, as you might say Tyler Bates has a cult following, but by NO means are both of these composers great by popular opinion. Therefore, they are highly and utterly comparable based on the projects they undertake, if at all.

And I say IF AT ALL, because I understand these two are two completely different people who now have the horrifying distinction of having to have scored the same subject for a motion picture - Conan the Barbarian, which is
a droll and utterly pointless concept, at that, to compare a movie score for.

And of coruse, all of this PALES in light of the utter obvious that Mr. Poledouris is DEAD and Bates lives on to further his scoring career. NOW...What REALLY bemoans me, however, isn't the quality of either - but the sheer FACT that back in (your hero) Mr. Poledouris' day? He didn't have so many critics dogpiling his works in an open forum to cramp his style; as Bates now has, and easily so.

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