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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (John Williams)

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Re: about Horner and ROTS
• Posted by: ChrisAfonso   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, April 28, 2005, at 12:40 a.m.
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• In Response to: about Horner and ROTS (G.K.)

> Hi there! We'll se us at

> I don't wholly agree with you there. I think that filmtracks has the most
> diverse rating system of all the Soundtrack pages out there. You have to
> consider how different people are; some own all Star Wars scores, some own
> none, some are soundtrack fanatics, some are occasional listeners. You
> can't just slap one rating on the review, in my opinion.
A review
> should inform as many people as possible and not everyone wants to read
> through such a long text, so second or third ratings are inevitable I
> think.

> Concerning your Horner comparison: I don't know if you can draw parallels
> there. Without a doubt there is a difference between reviewing a part of a
> trilogy (ROTS) and reviewing a standalone movie (Horner).
You have to
> see Williams' work in context, whereas Horner is regurgitating his stuff
> for films that are completely independent from each other.

Sure, but what difference does that make for someone primarily listening to the music, wether it's for a series or not? I thought the issue here is "for people who know the rest this score is not as good as it would have been if all of the music was new". And that translates directly to Horner.

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