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Comments about the soundtrack for Titus (Elliot Goldenthal)
Sheesh...give it a rest, people...

Hlao-roo
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Anthony
Narendur
Sheesh...give it a rest, people...   Tuesday, July 15, 2003 (11:42 a.m.) 

Obviously, Clemmensen values unity and consistency far more than you people do -- it's called grading on different criteria. Believe it or not, your ideas on what a film score should do are not more valid than his...

Also, you guys can send in your own reviews. Frankly, I think it'd be great to have reviews with contrasting opinions for the albums on this site; it'd make things a lot more interesting. As it stands, though, your comments are merely spiteful.

Myself, I feel a composer should attempt some semblance of overarching unity in composing a film score -- in most cases, I think it shows the film a lot more respect. In the case of TITUS, I think the score amounts to a hodgepodge of cues that sound as thought they could've come from anywhere, could've been applied to any film, don't have a strong identity. Nonetheless, I appreciate Goldenthal's great versatility.

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Defrère Jérémy
Re: Sheesh...give it a rest, people...   Tuesday, July 15, 2003 (3:54 p.m.) 

You are something forced to admit that a score is really good, original or powerful like Conan or Lord of the Ring (I hate this score but I say that it's powerful and well done). With Titus, I have the right to say that it's Goldenthal's finest work (even if I prefer Final Fantasy) and it's the best exemple to show how a music can be close of its movie. Titus is so close that the score IS the movie.

It is gloomy, it is symphonic, it is jazzy, it is original and it's quite perfect.

You cannot put 2 miserable stars to TITUS ?????????!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Sheesh...give it a rest, people...   Tuesday, July 15, 2003 (8:23 p.m.) 

> You cannot put 2 miserable stars to TITUS ?????????!!!!!!!!!

If you ask me, I'll tell you those star-ratings are not important. What matters, IMHO, is the words.

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Hlao-roo
Thank you, Hlao-roo!   Monday, July 21, 2003 (9:27 a.m.) 

> Obviously, Clemmensen values unity and consistency far more than you
> people do -- it's called grading on different criteria.

Exactly. If he simply dislikes this style of composing, then it is okay.

> Believe it or not, your ideas on what a film score should do are not > more valid than his...

Those poor bastards will probably die of cardial arrest when they read this!

> Also, you guys can send in your own reviews. Frankly, I think it'd be
> great to have reviews with contrasting opinions for the albums on this
> site; it'd make things a lot more interesting. As it stands, though, your
> comments are merely spiteful.

If their reviews are anything like their comments here, I don't want to see them.

> Myself, I feel a composer should attempt some semblance of overarching
> unity in composing a film score -- in most cases, I think it shows the
> film a lot more respect. In the case of TITUS, I think the score amounts
> to a hodgepodge of cues that sound as thought they could've come from
> anywhere, could've been applied to any film, don't have a strong identity.
> Nonetheless, I appreciate Goldenthal's great versatility.

If Goldenthal thought this approach to be good for the movie, no problem. It is NOT his primary task to compose a score that is a good listening experience. While Titus does have some brilliant parts, it does lack cohesiveness on the other side. You won't notice that in the movie, but on the album.

N^

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