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• Posted by: Zephros
• Date: Monday, May 31, 2004, at 11:07 p.m.
• IP Address: dialup-225.135.221.203.acc02-neer-bal.comindico.com.au
• In Response to: Clem Should Take Hook & Fly To Neverland (Nighthawk LA)

> I wish Clem would take his Hook score, fly to Neverland and never come
> back! I'm tired of the constant comparisons to the forgettable Hook score.
> Play the Hook score for a group of people and see if one person recognizes
> any of the songs. This man has not given a positive review for a
> soundtrack in ages. For crying out loud, look at the review he gave for
> Pirates of the Caribbean. That is the top selling soundtrack and people
> are buying the sheet music to it like crazy. Thousands of people can't be
> wrong! Clem complains all the time that composers rehash or lift from
> their own material. But then when a composer creates new and original
> music, he's not satisfied with that either. I think the purpose of a
> soundtrack is to set the feeling for the movie and to add to the
> entertainment of the film. If the CD is a great listen on it's own, then
> that is an added bonus. But how can people trust what he says or enjoy
> this website, if everything he says is negative, hypercritical and over
> analyzing?!

Hey, idiot! Clem has fifty times more knowledge of film music than any of those people. The only reason Pirates sold so well is because it was an excellent movie and was extremely popular. Hook was a mediocre movie with an excellent score. Hence the forgettable part.

And for the record, the reason people recognise Pirates music more is because Media Ventures have used the same music for most of their films. I'm pretty sure hearing the same loud, synthesised crap in ten different films is likely to be pounded into your brain.




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