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Comments about the soundtrack for Pirates of the Caribbean (Klaus Badelt and co.)

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Re: Anyone notice...
• Posted by: John
• Date: Sunday, January 9, 2005, at 9:00 p.m.
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• In Response to: Anyone notice... (TGP)

> ... that Pirates has been one of the most popular reviews at the top since
> it's release? Anyone notice that, on viewer comments, that this review has
> received mostly five and one star reviews? Anyone notice on other sites
> that pro reviewers usually give it a five or one star review? What is it
> that makes this score so controversial or interesting to so many people?
> People either banish it or viciously defend it, seemingly. I myself have
> read all these reviews, and personally I enjoy the Pirates score very
> much, though I don't consider it one of the best scores ever. For
> instance, this score is mostly attacked for being unoriginal,
> oversynthesized or not fitting the style of the film. The score is usually
> unfavorably compared to Cutthroat Island, which I find to be an awful
> movie and an average score. I also own the Gladiator score, and while it
> has moments that sound like Pirates, there are not very many, and it makes
> sense since Badelt wrote/produced Gladiator and Zimmer helped produce
> Pirates. I don't really dig action scores, but I consider these two to be
> among the best. The synthesized moments actually serve the film (except
> for in a few spots, namely near the middle of Underwater March in which
> there is a 10-second spot that sounds shaky). I don't know, what are the
> thoughts of others on this one?

The people who love this score probably are newbies to Media Ventures stlye and haven't heard pleanty of their other scores to notice that this is just another recycled score or haven't grown weary of thier style.

The people who hate this score probably heard alot of thier other works and are fed up with the same recycled themes, just like James Horner haters/fans.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Anyone notice...  (2739 views)
       TGP - Sunday, January 2, 2005, at 12:19 p.m.
    •      Re: Anyone notice...  (2722 views)    We're Here
         John - Sunday, January 9, 2005, at 9:00 p.m.

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