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

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Clemmensen himself refers to review of "film" music, not "album"
• Posted by: Markus
• Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at 4:48 p.m.
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• In Response to: Know the rules before you protest against them (You Yourself and Dick)

CDs ... not film music? Hmm... what could make me think otherwise?

"... with the last scenes of the film previewing everything ..."
"'In this film more than any of the other five, there are references to earlier scenes ... '"
" ... re-record it specifically for this film."
"As the primary identity for the film ... "
"One of the film's major curiosities... "
" ... into the song at the end of that same film ... "
" ... so many flourishing and engaging new sub-themes for the film ... "
" ... weakest of the six scores ... "
" ... the most characteristic Star Wars score of the prequel trilogy ... "

And, perhaps most notably in the final paragraph:

"Now, his music for the sixth film is almost lost in the era ... "

Perhaps now would be a good time to point out that in every instance above the word "album" or "CD" could be used to subsitute for "score." Now, I know Christian can tell the difference between film scores and film score albums ... in fact he did, when he talked about the album! But then, of course, he went right back to talking about the score itself. So you can see how there might be some confusion when I hear that Christian is reviewing the CD and not the score, especially since he mentions the FILM many times.

If Christian is going to talk about music in the film, then that's what he needs to review. Clearly he is wanting to do that based on the terminology he used in his review.

I appreciate the idea, but reviews for Star Wars films can be judged independently, or they can be placed into the context of the other Star Wars films. And, since Christian obviously did that, it is probably fair to assume he is reviewing the music as it appears in the film.

After all, we are not reviewing the completion of a six-CD set, we are discussing the final chapter in 6 movies, and the brilliant themes that weave throughout them all composed by John Williams.


> I like smartass comments, especially when used against fanboys. I'm not a
> Clemmensen worshipper either. That said, however, you're missing the
> point. These reviews are a capsule in time, and only about the album even
> at that. Even in the Revenge of the Sith review, there are disclaimers
> about the incompleteness of the CD. None of these soundtrack reviewers can
> physically view all the films. There isn't time for them to go back and
> change each review after watching the movie either. You have to know the
> rules before you can protest them.

> Being an asshole is great, but you have to have some logic behind the
> smarts. You sound like the anti-Filmtracks fanboys even though you're
> probably better than that.

> And: you've been visiting this site since 1999 without figuring out that
> it reviews CDs and not the scores in films? You lost your stock right
> there.

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