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Comments about the soundtrack for WALL-E (Thomas Newman)

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Re: It's a film score, not an album
• Posted by: Kevin Smith
• Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008, at 10:47 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: It's a film score, not an album (Abigailian)

> Yes and no.

> I don't imagine I'm the only one who does this, but I'll listen to a
> soundtrack as a different way to experience a movie, after I've seen it.
> The music is the most direct way to reexperience the emotions. In which
> case, I could care less about it's qualty as a standalone album.

> As far as I can tell, a lot of the time it doesn't even seem like he's
> SEEN the movies that the soundtracks belong to. To me, it would seem fair
> that he listens to the sondtrack, makes his notes, sees the movie and then
> looks at it from BOTH perspectives.

> He also does seem to pass judgements on composers if forces beyond the
> composer's control release a crappy album. However, I do think that most
> film scores SHOULD be released, for the reasons stated in the first
> paragraph.

There are scores for movies that I never want to see, example is Rambo First Blood Part II. So I care about the standalone listen part.

It's just one average review, calm down.

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