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Re: Is Howard Shore Overrated?
• Posted by: Mister Frodo   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007, at 8:08 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Is Howard Shore Overrated? (Paulie)

> The point here is that he didn't just "burst" onto the musical
> scene. Howard has been here for a fair bit, and hasn't shown anything that
> remarkable. As good as LOTR is, i have to agree with the statements that
> he won't be doing anything else to this level...Sad, but it's only
> bolstered by the fact of what happened with King Kong.

The King Kong thing was Pete Jackson's decision. But of course Shore won't produce something up to the level of the Lord of the Rings, or at least do it with every single score, because there is only ONE Lord of the Rings. I don't know if Shore will ever get a chance to work with such an in-depth and epic film. I mean, come on! There's a big difference between an 11-hour super trilogy and some two hour film that barely anyone cares about. Shore produced THE greatest trilogy of movie scores since the original Star Wars. They might even be better. It's tough to ask Shore to consistently make every score as good as that. I mean, is every John Williams score an Empire Strikes Back? No! So give Shore a break, and ENJOY THE MUSIC.

And no, Shore isn't overrated, I mean, come on: How many people other than film score collectors knew his name before the Lord of the Rings?

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