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

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• Posted by: Angela Liu
• Date: Saturday, September 27, 2003, at 5:20 a.m.
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• In Response to: To all fans of the movie who are saying that t... (Nate)

> Just becuase you liked the movie and thought the music was cool doesn't
> mean that this is a historically great score. If you compare the score to
> other sailing movies, new or old, you'll find out that the POTC score is
> not only simplistic, but it downright sucks!
> Try listening to Cutthroat Island by John Debney or The Sea Hawk by Erich
> W. Korngold and you'll get classic swashbuckling music. This Media
> Ventures crap is generic, machine-generated bullsh#t music meant to
> attract simple-minded viewers of the simple-minded film.

Ahh, yes. There's that elitist attitude that is so prevalent in so many levelers against Pirates. It's amazing how so many people are split down the middle when it comes to the score; some hate it, some love it. It's interesting to note, however, that those who hate it are so stubborn in their opinions, that they refuse to acknowledge any type of merit that the soundtrack may have -- and also begin derogating people who *do* like it.

Yes, Cutthroat Island is a fine score, but that is a movie with its voice, as is Pirates. Pirates is more of a modernized version of the genre, so is it completely outlandish that they would choose Media Ventures - composers who are fundamentally adept at bringing a modern style into their music - to score the movie?

And frankly, the "machine-generated" defense is getting old. It doesn't matter if it's coming out of a real instrument or synthesizer - if the compositions sound good, I'll listen to it. The instrumentation is but icing on the cake.

> If you give POTC five stars, you are proving your own stupidity about film
> music!

And stating such a blatantly stuck-up and biased line such as this proves yours. -- Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack Companion Guide

Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack Companion Guide

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