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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Trek VI (Cliff Eidelman)

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Re: I'll tell you "waddup".
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• Posted by: Scott   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, September 25, 2003, at 9:55 a.m.
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• In Response to: I'll tell you "waddup". (Yavar Moradi)

> Don't play dumb.

Who's playin'? ;-)

> The dark elements aren't for the "aged and portly
> crew" (that's what the bittersweet but powerful and heroic fanfare is
> for). The dark elements are for the whole conspiracy against peace main
> premise of the film! There are Starfleet officers we know (Admiral
> Cartwright, Valeris) who are undermining the cause of peace, and working
> with similar elements in the Klingon government to do it! The Klingons
> help to assassinate their own leader, and frame the only guys working for
> peace (the "aged and portly crew") for the murder! Plus there's
> a menacing bird of prey that can fire when still cloaked, a Klingon
> villain who quotes Hamlet, and last but not least, two of our main heroes
> given a mock trial and sent to a Klingon labor camp on a death world!
That, my friend, calls for a dark score. Not fanfares the whole way.

Eh, perhaps, but I find the score as heard on the album is a dreary and sonewhat boring affair that gets you excited then drops you down quickly. Then it tries to get you up again.

And, no, I don't need fanfares to much as just more involving music. I'm in the minority here, but I just don't feel touched by the magic. It's not a BAD score, it's just not exciting enough to me.

But, it does fit the film, which is the purpose of the score.

> Yeah. It's too far above them.

I disagree. I found Horner's work for Trek to be at about Goldsmith's level. What the hell, it's only music.

> Yavar

Yes, you are.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Whaddap wit dis?  (4715 views)
       Scott - Thursday, July 18, 2002, at 10:20 a.m.
    •    I'll tell you "waddup".  (3939 views)
         Yavar Moradi - Monday, September 8, 2003, at 10:53 a.m.
      •      Re: I'll tell you "waddup".  (4024 views)    We're Here
           Scott - Thursday, September 25, 2003, at 9:55 a.m.

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