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Comments about the soundtrack for Troy (Gabriel Yared/James Horner)

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another comparison between horner and yared
• Posted by: movie_Fan
• Date: Sunday, May 8, 2005, at 9:54 a.m.
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a few comparisons before i call it a night. the horner score is, as said in the review, is "americanized" unlike yared's... i agree that, music alone, yared's the clear winner. yared's score, when i listen to it, is a real example of classical music. his way of composing is really spectacular. yes it sounds like a bit like lotr or something but it definitely is a really good score. but, as i imagined it alongside with the movie itself, i then realized that it would be a difficult thing to combine the music with the visuals. in a way, some people are correct to say that yared's music isn't entirely suitable for the film itself. whereas, horner's score is more orthodox. and that is where horner failed us. due to his orthodox approach, we get a recycled album.i also have the sneaking suspiscion that horner rip-offed yared's score. don't believe me? then listen to both the opening tracks of both albums, the horner's "3200 years ago" and yared's "the opening". both albums feature a choir, and both sound a bit similar...though not entirely the same, they both feature the same idea. the same goes for horner's "hector's death" and yared's "hector and achilles fight"...both feature percussion then the insertion of tanja tsarovska's vocals.
considering the compatibility of the score with the movie, i would say that the horner score is a more compatible score for the movie. because of that, the music is the traditional music in movies.
gabriel yared's score on the other hand is more for listening side. the score sounds real good on a player, but regarding the compatibility, i would say that it isn't.
HOWEVER, that still doesn't give warner bros. executives the right of firing yared without giving him the chance to rework his score!!!!

FINAL WORDS-- look on the bright side, at least we are treated to a great piece of modern classical music. the title? Troy by Gabriel Yared

PS- correct me if im wrong but there are around 3 themes in yared's score? the love theme, the 1000 ships, the approach of the greeks? am i right?

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