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Very bad

Bernardo
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Very bad   Friday, March 14, 2003 (10:07 a.m.) 

What the hell is this music?
I don´t know much about Philip Glass music,the only thing i really listened was kundun,and i hated it...And this score sounds just like it...the same thing keeps going and going forever...it is boring and tedious!There is no melody,and MUSIC IS MELODY.
Anyone of this years scores like signs,treasure planet,the two towers,spiderman,mib 2,attack of the clones,harry potter and the chamber of secrets,red dragon,the scorpion king,panic room,minority report,about schmidt are far superior to this nonsense.All this scores HAVE THEMES,HAVE MELODY and have wonderfull orchestrations.I think if this wins the oscar i will do something...i just don´t know what...
By the way,what did you think about the movie?

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Guillermo
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Re: Very bad   Tuesday, March 25, 2003 (4:43 a.m.) 

Espero que hables español, Bernardo.

Vamos a ver. Yo tampoco conozco demasiado sobre Philip Glass. Pero lo que has dicho sobre la música me parece un comentario horrible. Cualquier persona que reconozca saber algo de música, y de sountracks, te diría lo mismo.

En primer lugar, la música NO es melodía. Quizá lo melódico es tu ESTILO DE MÚSICA, pero el concepto llamado MÚSICA (en general) no se debe reducir a lo meramente melódico. Qué error!! Y te podría poner muchos ejemplos, pero vamos a referirnos a los soundtracks:

Dentro de este tema, esto también es importante. Es de tontos pensar que un soundtrack DEBE tener temas y melodía. No es así. Eso sólo serviría para poder vender mucho más el CD. Lo que importa en un soundtrack NO es su éxito como CD de música y lo melódico que sea, sino que sirva perfectamente a las exigencias de la película, que refleje los sentimientos y emociones que se desean expresar en cada escena. Y para ello NO hace falta siempre la melodía.

Sabes algo realmente acerca de soundtracks Bernardo? Piensa en compositores como Howard Shore en "seven", "the game" o cualquier film de David Cronemberg, o bien en el compositor Eliot Goldenthal! Deberías saber que Goldenthal es un compositor que casi siempre usa sonoridades carentes de melodía. Y el resultado es siempre fenomenal! Si él es tan bueno componiendo soundtracks, será por alguna razón, no crees?

Y lo mismo ocurre con las... "wonderfull orchestrations", como tú has dicho. Lo importante NO es tener una buena orquestra ni una buena orquestración ni bla bla bla. Lo importante, repito, es crear los ambientes, sentimientos y emociones que exiga cada película. Pues los soundtracks son MUSICA DE PELÍCULA. Deberías saberlo.

Yo creo que todo esto que te he dicho se resume perfectamente en esta frase: PARA CRITICAR UN SOUNDTRACK NO HAY QUE ESCUCHAR SOLAMENTE EL CD, SINO VER LA PELÍCULA.

¿Quieres criticar soundtracks? Pues para saber hacer eso BIEN, vé más al cine. Si no viste "the hours" cuando escribiste tu comentario, siento decirte que no tenías ninguna facultad para hacerlo.

Sorry a lot folks, but my english is not very good... i hope someone will translate my post...

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Re: Very bad   Thursday, April 24, 2003 (5:01 a.m.) 

I'm italian, I have quite understood your post though I have never studied spanish.. hope got you well...! I agree with you, the soundtrack must essentially express the atmosphere of the movie, the emotions... and while watching the movie I thought that there could be no better music. It actually was part of the movie, part of his soul, and characters'. Thus, the cd results quite uniform, it's really stupid listening to it without thinking about the movie, cause they are inseparable. When I listen to the music, is almost like I watch the movie again, which is the aim of the composer.

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Re: Very bad   Monday, May 5, 2003 (2:56 p.m.) 

And i agree with you, Carla. Thats the true "soul" of a good soundtrack; and it finally becomes in part of the soul of the movie, in part of its source of feelings and emotions.
Thanks.
Guillermo.

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Re: Very bad   Sunday, May 9, 2004 (1:23 p.m.) 

After reading your comment Bernardo, all I kept thinking was 'how can there be such ignorants that post this things?'. Spiderman? MIB? Please!!! You are comparing those scores to Phillip Glass and because of that I pity you. Obviously you have to watch the movie to understand the soundtrack better, but even if you don't watch it, if you are sensitive enough and appreciate music, you'll get it. And the movie...it's so beautiful, one of my favorites.

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Re: Very bad   Saturday, January 22, 2005 (8:13 a.m.) 

> I'm italian, I have quite understood your post though I have never studied
> spanish.. hope got you well...! I agree with you, the soundtrack must
> essentially express the atmosphere of the movie, the emotions... and while
> watching the movie I thought that there could be no better music. It
> actually was part of the movie, part of his soul, and characters'. Thus,
> the cd results quite uniform, it's really stupid listening to it without
> thinking about the movie, cause they are inseparable. When I listen to the
> music, is almost like I watch the movie again, which is the aim of the
> composer.

SCEMA: NON C'HAI CAPITO PROPRIO UN CAZZO. COMPLIMENTI


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Contestación a Guillermo y Bernardo.   Monday, May 31, 2004 (3:35 p.m.) 

Buenas. Yo soy español y mi inglés bastante malo.
Estoy de acuerdo contigo Guillermo, una Banda Sonora debe entenderse en su contexto, aunque soy una persona que las disfruta de forma independiente, vamos que me gusta oírla sin tener que ver la película.
Es cierto que no se debe imponer una visión sobre lo que es música o no, cada cultura posee unas escalas que a otras podrían parecer malsonantes, pero no por eso deja de ser música. Aún así me sorprende que este tal Bernardo diga que la música de "Las Horas" carece de melodía, pues el piano solista tiene una función importantísima, construir una melodía, que a unos parecerá monótona (no es mi caso), pero no solo eso, si no contestar a lo a lo que hace la orquesta, si uno se fija, en muchos momentos la orquesta lleva una melodía (que lo es) y el piano otra, y de forma gradual cambian los papeles.
Bueno, que me enrollo, el caso es que a mi me parece una muy buena Banda Sonora, y reconozco que es la primera que oigo de Philip Glass.
Salu2.


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Goddess of Fate   Friday, August 11, 2006 (8:31 a.m.) 

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Re: Very bad   Thursday, April 24, 2003 (2:24 p.m.) 

I quote: "There is no melody,and MUSIC IS MELODY."

It's foot in mouth time.

Music is NOT defined by melody. You cannot define music. One man's noise is another's symphony. The definition of music is not, as you say, melody. To assume so is to be very uneducated in the subject.

You may not LIKE this music (I don't care for Glass either), but that does not change the fact that it is music.

> What the hell is this music?
I don´t know much about Philip Glass
> music,the only thing i really listened was kundun,and i hated it...And
> this score sounds just like it...the same thing keeps going and going
> forever...it is boring and tedious!There is no melody,and MUSIC IS MELODY.
>
Anyone of this years scores like signs,treasure planet,the two
> towers,spiderman,mib 2,attack of the clones,harry potter and the chamber
> of secrets,red dragon,the scorpion king,panic room,minority report,about
> schmidt are far superior to this nonsense.All this scores HAVE THEMES,HAVE
> MELODY and have wonderfull orchestrations.I think if this wins the oscar i
> will do something...i just don´t know what...
By the way,what did you
> think about the movie?


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Dear Bernardo   Friday, June 20, 2003 (4:59 a.m.) 

> What the hell is this music?
I don´t know much about Philip Glass
> music,the only thing i really listened was kundun,and i hated it...And
> this score sounds just like it...the same thing keeps going and going
> forever...it is boring and tedious!There is no melody,and MUSIC IS MELODY.
>
Anyone of this years scores like signs,treasure planet,the two
> towers,spiderman,mib 2,attack of the clones,harry potter and the chamber
> of secrets,red dragon,the scorpion king,panic room,minority report,about
> schmidt are far superior to this nonsense.All this scores HAVE THEMES,HAVE
> MELODY and have wonderfull orchestrations.I think if this wins the oscar i
> will do something...i just don´t know what...
By the way,what did you
> think about the movie?

THE REASON WHY YOU DO NOT LIKE THIS MUSIC AND CANNOT SEE HOW WELL IT WORKS IN THE MOVIE IS BECAUSE YOU ARE IGNORANT ABOUT PHILIP GLASS AND ABOUT MINIMILISM. EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT HIM AND HIS MUSIC AND YOU WILL FIND MELODY OF A DIFFERENT KIND.



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Bernardo
Re: Very bad   Tuesday, March 9, 2004 (1:30 a.m.) 

You know what? You're such a stupid fu ! Stick yourself to R'n'B or other !

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