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

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Re: This review is way off...
• Posted by: Sparticus
• Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 9:53 a.m.
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• In Response to: This review is way off... (pbateman)

> I agree with most of the reviews on this site, but this one seems way off.
> This score complimented film exceptionally well. It's strange that some
> people only consider orchestral music appropriate for film. Too bad.

I have not seen the film, so I cannot comment on how it supports he movie, but a score can both successfully support the movie AND be good as stand alone music. While the quality of the music is highly subjective, many people (myself included) say the music by itself sucks. In fact, the only real defense I've heard of the score is that it supports the movie well - I haven't heard anyone say they like the actual music itself

I disagree about scores being limited to orchestras, however. While "Tron" did have an orchestra, it was primarily the electronic elements one would expect from Daft Punk that dominate the score and rate so highly with the fans. It is also an example of how a score can support the movie (like TSN), be primarily electronic (like TSN), consist of very simple themes (like TSN), but be enjoyable (unlike TSN).

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