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

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Re: He's a composer of boring scores
• Posted by: Pablo   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at 8:48 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: He's a composer of boring scores (Richard Kleiner)

> I say this based on 300, Watchmen and The Day the Earth Stood Still.
> Watchmen, I enjoyed a little bit more than the rest. On the whole, they're
> pretty boring works.

Pouledoris' body of work is also fairly boring. Not much different, really.

> He scored Conan the Destroyer and RoboCop 3.

Again, look at his body of work...These titles just scream classic material. Seriously, based on Bates' body of work, theyre not too different from one another.

> I'm pretty sure he can be an interesting person to talk to, but I've seen
> some of his interviews, and he doesn't sound entirely modest. Keep in mind
> I don't hate the man. Even if he was my best friend, I'd still wouldn't
> think highly of the scores I've heard written by him, which I still find
> to be boring.

> If, indeed, his musical style is as varied as you imply, please, (without
> sarcasm) recommend a different sounding score by him, so I can widen my
> vision.

Same goes for me and Pouledouris' CV. I honestly don't find his work to be all that memorable, outside of maybe a few titles or themes. And this is given the greater amount of exposure he has had over Bates so far.

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