Posted by: Kiddo Date: Thursday, January 12, 2006, at 11:03 p.m. IP Address: adsl-69-108-85-30.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net
I wonít pretend to have been reading filmtracks.com for a long time, but from some of the comments Iíve read on other posts, it seems that in the past some people attacked Clemmensen for his lack of research in a score and now he does more homework to review a score.
Let me say that when comparing Clemmensenís site to Goldwasserís site theyíre comparing apples and oranges. [Someone might have made this point as well.] If you want to go behind the scenes of a score, go to Goldwasserís site. If you want a well thought-out and thoroughly explained review of a score, keep up with Clemmensenís site.
Soundtrack.net is more of a ďcheck out how the scoring world isĒ type of thing and Goldwasser does occasionally do his own reviews but not as thorough as Clemmensen maybe because Goldwasser has a tight schedule to attend.
Filmtracks.com is directed more to the average reviewer. Sure, we donít know much of anything of what went on behind the scenes of a score. Itís interesting to read about it, but tell us what the score contains and how it works in the context of the film, then conclude whether itís good or not and the reviewer has done his job.
In my honest opinion, the behind-the-scenes stuff is interesting but the score itself is what interests me more. I want to know whether itís a good listen and a good buy or if itís something I should avoid.
Why do I write this? I guess Iíve been reading too much about the tension between the two hostsí sites Iíve mentioned. I felt like throwing in my comment about the mud-slinging.
Both websites have their functions. I canít really do anymore comparing then that. I enjoy them both.