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Comments about the soundtrack for Dragonslayer (Alex North)
Not really for film music fans

Jeremy
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Not really for film music fans   Thursday, June 22, 2006 (10:56 p.m.) 

It's probably not a great film score, but North's effort here contains some interesting and colorful orchestral music with enough originality to make many classical purists do a double take. Most good film scores have moments of "unpleasantness" that enhance a suspenseful scene (Goldenthal’s, for example) ...this one just contains more than the usual amount. Like other lousy fantasy movies of the 80s (Krull, even Conan the Barbarian) you sometimes have to forget the movie itself and let the music tell the story.

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Re: Not really for film music fans   Monday, October 13, 2008 (12:08 p.m.) 

People who consider films like "Dragonslayer" as "lousy", are the ones who usually enjoys exercises in tackiness such as "The Lord of the Rings" by Peter Jackson or "Dragon Heart".

If "Dragonslayer" is bad, then I don't know what "sword and sorcery" films are worth seeing.



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Re: Not really for film music fans   Saturday, September 25, 2010 (11:53 a.m.) 

> People who consider films like "Dragonslayer" as
> "lousy", are the ones who usually enjoys exercises in tackiness
> such as "The Lord of the Rings" by Peter Jackson or "Dragon
> Heart".

> If "Dragonslayer" is bad, then I don't know what "sword and
> sorcery" films are worth seeing.

Come on, you don't have to be snobby about everything on here. The Lord of the Rings and its score are widely considered to be modern classics, and I think it's far more sophisticated than Dragonslayer (still a good film). The latter I find enormously cheesy, as is most stuff from the eighties.



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