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Comments about the soundtrack for The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

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Re: This site as become very narrow minded...
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• Posted by: KK   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 3:59 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: This site as become very narrow minded... (3-3)

> Considering Trent Reznor is somebody in the real music world
> (namely one of the most innovating musicians of the last 20 years) and
> this was his first scoring assignment, chances are this score will indeed
> be remembered more than Avatar.

James Horner does however have a significant name in the real world after Titanic. And I'd just like to point out, that Avatar is more memorable than The Social Network and the large exposure Horner's music has been given plays a huge role. I mean this is the highest grossing film we're talking about. 10 years from now, if I were to play both scores the chances of remembering Avatar's themes are much more likely. If I went to a friend (who has no knowledge of film scores) and played the Social Network's first track, they wouldn't have a clue of what it is. But if I played something like "Climbing Ikimbaya" to them, then they'll probably go "Hey, its that Avatar song..."

Its just my opinion, but I don't see how the Social Network will outlast Avatar in the mainstream (I don't even know if TSN has made a big impact on the mainstream). And I'm not comparing quality or anything because even if both films were melodically on the same level...Avatar's greater exposure will guarantee Horner's music to be remembered longer. But as Richard says, I think both scores will still be eclipsed eventually while classics like Williams' works will live on.

- KK

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