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 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Excellent little documentary that certainly takes us back in time.

One thing it made me realize when they talk about reviews, is that I used to read reviews and sometimes base my decision to buy or not buy an album based on it.

Nowdays, I hardly ever read any reviews anymore. If I'm not sure about buying a certain album, I just go on Youtube or Screen Archive and listen to audio samples.

Curious to hear if the rest of you also reads less reviews today compared to 15 years ago?


I must admit I never read many reviews in the first place. I kinda knew what I was after, and the rest was a matter of exploring on my own (sometimes hitting home base, sometimes not).

I write about film music myself, but mostly in a 'feature'-style genre.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 1:51 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)


Curious to hear if the rest of you also reads less reviews today compared to 15 years ago?

I must admit I never read many reviews in the first place. I kinda knew what I was after, and the rest was a matter of exploring on my own (sometimes hitting home base, sometimes not).


Same here, of course nowadays with samples and promos heavily available, I rarely get an album that disappoints. I do like to read reviews of current scores out of curiosity and to see if I'm still in touch with the general soundtrack community opinion, but I do realize a lot of those reviewers are a lot older and obviously have their favorite periods and genres of music they like to hear in a score and dismiss everything else as sonic garbage. I guess I like reading those reviews because I like to read horror novels wink

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 1:55 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

I still have pent up nerd rage from using computers like that. Just seeing one makes me want to whack it to pieces for the sake of every other human being that ever used one.

Welcome to my school. I can't get the Principal to upgrade ANYTHING!!! Argh!

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Whatever happened to Paul Place? He seemed to have disappeared after alieniating pretty much everyone on the Goldsmith Society committee (although personally I never had a problem with him)?

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Whatever happened to Paul Place? He seemed to have disappeared after alieniating pretty much everyone on the Goldsmith Society committee (although personally I never had a problem with him)?

Good question. He certainly seems opinionated in that film (and I disagree with some of his viewpoints), but that's a good thing. The issue, however, is HOW one chooses to express said opinion. On that, I have no opinion, as I don't know the man.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2013 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Interestng documentary for sure. Nice to see and hear a lot of people I only know through their writing.

 
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