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Comments about the soundtrack for The Musketeer (David Arnold)

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Re: Think about this, Bo!
• Posted by: Danny French   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at 12:15 a.m.
• IP Address: acbfdfb1.ipt.aol.com
• In Response to: Think about this, Bo! (Chris Terry)

Chris,

Although this has very little to do with Musketeer, I'll give my opinion -- admittedly one of many -- to your query.

"Black culture" is used in exactly the same capacity as "Science Fiction" and "Adventure" - as descriptions of the films genre.

Just as a film like Musketeer demands a particular kind of score, a "Black culture" movie demands its own type of score. I'm sure you will agree with me that a Stargate style grand symphonic soundtrack would have been grossly inappropriate for a movie like Shaft!

Part of Arnold's greatness is that he can do either genre with panache. How many other composers do you know who excel in such contrasting musical styles?

I see no point in calling anybody an idiot, unless idiotic comments are made, which I believe in this particular circumstance, were not.

However I do understand that your question could have been misinterpreted as suggesting that some kind of racism is at work, where it quite clearly is not.

Cheers

Danny




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • What do you mean by "black culture"?  (3591 views)
       Chris Terry - Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 6:48 p.m.
    •    You're A Real Idiot  (3439 views)
         Bo Johnson - Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at 10:56 p.m.
      •    Think about this, Bo!  (3206 views)
           Chris Terry - Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at 5:46 p.m.
        •      Re: Think about this, Bo!  (3090 views)    We're Here
             Danny French - Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at 12:15 a.m.


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