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Comments about the soundtrack for Secret Weapons Over Normandy (Michael Giacchino)

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Re: Michael Giacchino - Overrated!
• Posted by: Russell Cox
• Date: Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 7:14 p.m.
• IP Address: cpe-066-061-064-062.midsouth.rr.com
• In Response to: Michael Giacchino - Overrated! (eric)

> Michael Giacchino is great. He can write John Williams-music better than
> John Williams himself

> Michael Giacchino seems to be so talented, but why does he waste all his
> talent on being a Williams clone/rip-off?

*rolls eyes*

Sorry, but Michael sounds nothing like Williams. The way he writes his brass motifs, his orchestration, and his overall drive to go after repetitive motifs and not melodies are completely different than the way Williams works. Michael goes for smaller sections and a different sound, while Williams goes for a full, lush orchestration.

Of course, if you're just a common listener or a mindless follower (i.e. idiot that couldn't tell Beethoven from Stravinsky), then when an American comes along and actually knows how to write for an orchestra you'll label him as a Williams rip/off. Unlike what you may believe, there are degrees of the musical field, and just because Giacchino actually utilizes the orchestra (instead of someone like Jeremy Soule or Bill Brown, who wouldn't know how to write anything melodic or non-advant garde style) doesn't make him a Williams clone.

I like Michael, but since I've never seen Alias (I do not watch television) it's getting boring listening to him compose for the same style.




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Michael Giacchino - Overrated!  (3464 views)
       eric - Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 2:41 a.m.
    •      Re: Michael Giacchino - Overrated!  (3043 views)    We're Here
         Russell Cox - Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 7:14 p.m.


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