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• Posted by Devin Rose
• Date: Monday, July 3, 2006, at 6:04 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Also, let me ask you some questions in return... (Cheno)

I'm not sure where you're pulling the sarcam or 'hate Bruckheimer' comments from. Here's where Disney's logic concerning the hiring of Zimmer comes into play:

The two writers brought into complete the Pirates script re-invented the genre by incorporating the super-natural elements. From that one change, Disney believed they had a completely new genre which needed to be new in every aspect -- (wait until Disney starts to rip-off their own POTC franchise with their next chain of supernatural-period movies -- cause they're coming).

Keep in mind that Alan Silvestri was on the project. It wasn't until the filmmakers realized that in this *new* genre of supernatural swashbuckler that the only thing which hadn't changed was the music, which prompted the hiring of Zimmer. It was a mistake in that the classic swashbuckling music would have been perfect for what they were doing, and they would have certainlymade more money off of the album, according to the vast dissatisfaction of the first two scores so far.

I don't have anything against Bruckheimer. I think he's great at attaching himself to talented people and awesome projects, and somehow finds ways to make them even more intriguing.

As for audiences being able to rocognize the music after a couple of notes: you can easily attribute that to the fact that they've heard the music a thousand times before. When I used to watch Pirates at home, someone from my family would come running in and say "Turn back to The Rock/Crimson Tide -- Pirates are gay."

> Yes, I'm sure they're just kicking themselves because of all the money
> they made off of that score. What a horrible decision to make a
> bestselling album that the entire target audience which would normally
> have no interest in film music can recognize after a couple notes. Let's
> all hate Bruckheimer for bringing so much more attention to this genre!

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