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Re: Ahhhh!!!
• Posted by: Scorehound   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at 2:03 a.m.
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• In Response to: Ahhhh!!! (the_negotiator)

Why must there be a style? You look at a film. You look at the story, the action, the characters and see what kind of a score would best fit it. Why was Cutthroat Island so popular? Because both Harlin and Debney knew exactly what kind of score a pirate movie should be. Pirate movies have been scored this way since time immemorial(sp?). Why are many people screaming over this score (Pirates)? Because Cutthroat Island and Sinbad are seafaring scores that are powerful, emotional with a lot of energy and emotion. They represent the characters, the stories and the action. Orchestras can do something that synthesisers can't, and that is to evoke emotion. If Cutthroat Island had been released as a synth score it would have been trashed as well.

You mentioned a limited time Badelt was given to score the music...well if Silvestri had been left in charge of the score there would have been more than enough time to produce a power packed score, and I heard that MV wanted to do this score, so it is their own fault, as well as Bruckheimer's that it sucks (to many people).

Sinbad is an awesome example of a Media Ventures composer who knew exactly what kind of music to write. Williams did a superb job on this is a shame Badelt could not turn out the same effort.

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