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Zachary Behrendt
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Gimme a break...   Monday, August 7, 2000 (8:48 a.m.) 

I simply cannot believe that you would give The Haunting three stars, and Hollow Man only two. The Haunting may have a more substantial theme, but it opens in such a way that you laugh at it! And the rest of the music is either inaudible or a lot more painful than anything in Hollow Man. I, for one, think Hollow Man is a terrific piece of work, due to the subdued character themes, the intensity of the action, and the sheer brilliance of track 11, "Bloody Floor." I think this a lot better than Goldsmith's typical horror scores. I can understand those who think that it's typical Goldsmith fare, because of the understated theme, but Hollow Man is far from subpar.

Zack

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Re: Gimme a break...   Monday, August 7, 2000 (9:18 a.m.) 

> I simply cannot believe that you would give The Haunting three stars, and
> Hollow Man only two. The Haunting may have a more substantial theme, but
> it opens in such a way that you laugh at it! And the rest of the
> music is either inaudible or a lot more painful than anything in
> Hollow Man. I, for one, think Hollow Man is a terrific piece of work, due
> to the subdued character themes, the intensity of the action, and the
> sheer brilliance of track 11, "Bloody Floor." I think this a lot
> better than Goldsmith's typical horror scores. I can understand those who
> think that it's typical Goldsmith fare, because of the understated theme,
> but Hollow Man is far from subpar.

> Zack

"Bloody Floor," brilliant? Not in the slightest. The cue is awfully constructed, and overdramatic for the scene it accompanies. The score is better than Christian says (and I'm glad someone shares my opinion that the score isn't perfect, like Jens said in his pitiful review), but it surely isn't as good as you're claiming. The really good action cue on the disc is track 10, IMHO, because of it's length and neat string work. Track 11 is a jumbled, grating mess.

Mike


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Re: Gimme a break...   Monday, August 7, 2000 (12:40 p.m.) 

> "Bloody Floor," brilliant? Not in the slightest. The cue is
> awfully constructed, and overdramatic for the scene it accompanies. The
> score is better than Christian says (and I'm glad someone shares my
> opinion that the score isn't perfect, like Jens said in his pitiful
> review), but it surely isn't as good as you're claiming. The really good
> action cue on the disc is track 10, IMHO, because of it's length and neat
> string work. Track 11 is a jumbled, grating mess.

I'm glad that, IYHO, you like track 10 better. I think track 11 is the best part of the cd. MHO is very different from YHO. YHO is YHO, and MHO is MHO. What's possible relevance does that have?

Zack


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Re: Gimme a break...   Monday, August 7, 2000 (2:40 p.m.) 

> I'm glad that, IYHO, you like track 10 better. I think track 11 is the
> best part of the cd. MHO is very different from YHO. YHO is YHO, and MHO
> is MHO. What's possible relevance does that have?

And Christian's review is based on HIS humble opinion, so stop complaining about the review not matching YOUR humble opinion.


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Re: Gimme a break...   Monday, August 7, 2000 (2:49 p.m.) 

> And Christian's review is based on HIS humble opinion, so stop complaining
> about the review not matching YOUR humble opinion.

Thanks Andy. I couldn't have said it any better myself.

Mike


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Kevin MacDonnell
Re: Gimme a break...   Tuesday, August 8, 2000 (9:49 a.m.) 

Why someone would pay attention to what that guy write about film scores on this page?
I mean, most of the time he just make me laugh.
And the rest makes me sleep.

Goldsmith's music isn't for just everybody ya know!

Best wishes,
Sergei

> I simply cannot believe that you would give The Haunting three stars, and
> Hollow Man only two. The Haunting may have a more substantial theme, but
> it opens in such a way that you laugh at it! And the rest of the
> music is either inaudible or a lot more painful than anything in
> Hollow Man. I, for one, think Hollow Man is a terrific piece of work, due
> to the subdued character themes, the intensity of the action, and the
> sheer brilliance of track 11, "Bloody Floor." I think this a lot
> better than Goldsmith's typical horror scores. I can understand those who
> think that it's typical Goldsmith fare, because of the understated theme,
> but Hollow Man is far from subpar.

> Zack


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Ignore the Brazilians   Thursday, August 10, 2000 (9:29 a.m.) 

> Why someone would pay attention to what that guy write about film scores
> on this page?
I mean, most of the time he just make me laugh.
And
> the rest makes me sleep.

Count on those same old Brazilian Goldsmith fans to bash this site. My message to you: The webmaster didn't ban your entire country from posting at this site's main forum for nothing! Get a life. Nobody's charging you to read Mr Clemmensen's reviews. If you only laugh at this site, why not start your own review site? (of course not --that would take too much effort... more time than it takes to just bash this one).

Doesn't anything change?

Kevin MacDonnell

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Re: Ignore the Brazilians?   Friday, August 11, 2000 (7:50 a.m.) 

Well I am not brazilian. In fact I am from Russia.
Just live in Brazil (which is a very beautiful country).

Grow up.

Sergei Popov

> Count on those same old Brazilian Goldsmith fans to bash this site. My
> message to you: The webmaster didn't ban your entire country from posting
> at this site's main forum for nothing! Get a life. Nobody's charging you
> to read Mr Clemmensen's reviews. If you only laugh at this site, why not
> start your own review site? (of course not --that would take too much
> effort... more time than it takes to just bash this one).

> Doesn't anything change?

> Kevin MacDonnell


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