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

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An inconvenient truth!!!
• Posted by: A true Filmscoring Fan   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at 8:47 a.m.
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• In Response to: Basil Poledouris is the best composer of Conan... (Isaac)

I have to complete what you said about this score:

1) It is tremendously boring!!!(which does not occur with the beautiful and functional score written by Poledouris)

2) After seeing the movie and listen these poor score, I find that I can not remember anything I heard,: I just listen poor chord progressions, textures, percussion loops, ostinatos, sound effects, clichés, clichés, clichés (...) I do not know the real work of Tyler, but these mass of poverty is the result of stupid directors and producers think that understand film music (which is not new, because Hollywood is a garden of stupidity, now more than ever).

3) And consequently, there is a total absence of compositional labor (you know... real music for human beings).

Overall, It is pure sound design... it's like to listening any PC game soundtrack in the Movie theater... It just pays to hear it in the Movie theater!!!

An inconvenient truth ... for those who dislike sound design scores and prefer to hear real music!!!

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