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Re: Harry Potter is a surperior score
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• Posted by: Amuro
• Date: Saturday, May 24, 2003, at 9:07 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Harry Potter is a surperior score (Helena)

> I agree the Harry Potter and LOTR both have great scores, but the
> difference between them is that, while the HP film music has one or two
> excellent themes, the Lord of The Rings is superior in the sense that it
> has at least five or six. The orchestrations were equally good for both,
> but again I emphasize that what makes LOTR magnificent and HP just good
> are the recurring themes throughout the scores. When you listen to the
> Fellowship soundtrack, you realize that each tune has its own character,
> and the genius behind them is that whenever you hear an individual theme
> (take, for example the Lothlorien or Fellowship themes) you are reminded
> instantly of the characters/locations they represent. The themes are
> suited so well for the intended characters/locations that you cannot help
> being blown away by the sheer brilliance (not to mention scale) of the
> Fellowship score. I'm not saying HP doesn't do this too, I'm simply
> stating that this time aroung Howard Shore did a superior job.
I have found at least nine different themes in Harry Potter, all of them are surperior in every way to the themes of LOTR (in my opinion). I'm sorry but I don't think Shore a job anywhere near Williams!

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