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Re: Dan, you're better off sticking to LOTR score...
• Posted by: Dan Sartori   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, May 17, 2002, at 11:53 a.m.
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• In Response to: Dan, you're better off sticking to LOTR score.... (Roman Dlouhý)

> its apparent you find very little that delights you about as many
> scores by John Williams as exactly you have mentioned on this site. I
> won't comment on your "benign" post you've written for MSM for
> him to comprehend how much you have achieved so far so there must be
> something about truthfulness of your jugmatical comments on several recent
> Williams' scores. People like you cloud the otherwise sunny and friendly
> conversations on sites like this.

> I'm sorry.

Roman, I'm sorry that you feel that way. I do not intend to be overly judgmental of any score, but I should be allowed to express my opinion just like
anybody else. I thought this was a comment website, maybe I'm wrong. I am a musician, and maybe I am used to looking at music critically, but I am NOT trying to "cloud" anybody's viewpoint. I do believe that every composer is capable of both excellence and folly, and I think that Harry Potter is more an example of John Williams folly than of John Williams excellence. If you think that it is the greatest piece of music ever written, that's fine. Just because I don't think it is doesn't mean that you have to hold the same opinion.

I think if you looked at other posts you would see that I really am not anti-Williams. I have only good things to say about his masterpieces (like E.T., Jurassic Park, Star Wars, among others). I AM, however, a critical listener. I do not take all music to be excellent just because John Williams wrote it. I think this would also be a good time to point out that there are many Horner scores that I think are below average. Bicentennial Man, Deep Impact, and Enemy at the Gates are three that come to mind right now. Maybe I should post something on those...

Thank you for your opinion, but I am allowed to have my own, too. It's too bad that you see me as always negative, I really do not mean to be that way. Why don't you read my posts at the E.T. or Braveheart page. Those will hopefully lift your spirits .


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