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Comments about the soundtrack for True Lies (Brad Fiedel)
Speak for yourself Christian!!!!!

Fernando Gimenez
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Fraley
Speak for yourself Christian!!!!!   Thursday, May 1, 2003 (9:37 a.m.) 

When you say in your review that the score is not memorable or doesn´t have a theme of its own, I would invite you to listen to such remarkable cues as Escape from the chauteau (which displays the theme for the movie, believe it or not) which is TERRIFIC or the one for the chase scene in Washington.
It's true that some cues are not very interesting, but to call the score a failure is IMHO totally unfair.
As far as I recall, after watching the film in a cineplex in Seattle, I had in mind to purchase ths score as soon as possible.
And the two songs you herald as the best representation of the movie, are just source cues....I thought this site was dedicated to film scores not to inspired by the film music or source cues, neither of which I think, the people who visit this site are interested in.... So it's not an insult not having them in the CD.


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Fernando Gimenez
Re: Speak for yourself Christian!!!!!   Thursday, May 1, 2003 (11:30 a.m.) 

I have to admit I rather enjoy this score. I find it to be an entertaining light-weight action score. However, I will concede that Fiedel is an aquired taste. This score is as close to mainstream music as I can recall hearing from him, however it still carries the Fiedel style of unusual rhythms and orchestration (using a lot of intentionally synth-sounding samples and metallic clanking percussion). I do think the relatively flat recording of the orchestral steals a lot of the thunder. Anyway, if you have enjoyed any of Fiedel's previous scores, I think you will love True Lies, but if you think Fiedel's score are mostly just noise, this is unlikely to change your mind.

> When you say in your review that the score is not memorable or doesn´t
> have a theme of its own, I would invite you to listen to such remarkable
> cues as Escape from the chauteau (which displays the theme for the movie,
> believe it or not) which is TERRIFIC or the one for the chase scene in
> Washington.
It's true that some cues are not very interesting, but to
> call the score a failure is IMHO totally unfair.
As far as I recall,
> after watching the film in a cineplex in Seattle, I had in mind to
> purchase ths score as soon as possible.
And the two songs you herald
> as the best representation of the movie, are just source cues....I thought
> this site was dedicated to film scores not to inspired by the film music
> or source cues, neither of which I think, the people who visit this site
> are interested in.... So it's not an insult not having them in the CD.


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