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 Posted:   Nov 16, 2018 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

I love how "I hate when Goldsmith uses electronics!" has been ranted about at least three times in this thread of so-called unpopular opinions.
Of course, one's idea of popularity can vary, but I suppose by my margin, these would qualify as contrarian.

I love the electronics in Goldsmith scores. They add color and flavor to the work, and they just...sound cool, for lack of a more elaborate reasoning!

I'm happy when I see praise for any 90's Goldsmith, as I'd rather read that than more whining...even if I can't help but kind of agree with those that his work got substantially less interesting after 1990. Even my favorites of that era pale to what Horner, Williams, Scott and others were doing. In a similar vein, J. Williams largely lost my interest post-Lost World, but like 90's Goldsmith, exploring beyond that does yield its rewards now and then.

I never particularly cared for the Indiana Jones theme (or Raiders march, whatever you wish to call it). I like practically everything surrounding that theme!...just, never found the main theme particularly riveting (I've found myself preferring Goldsmith's King Solomon Mines in at least that aspect). Short Round's theme in Temple of Doom is the main theme as far as I'm concerned. wink

JW: Fallen Kingdom isn't the best Jurassic score, but it might just be my favorite. The main theme/Indoraptor theme is easily my favorite thing to come out of the Jurassic musical library since the original theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2018 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

I've never heard the score for Azkaban. But quite a few around here are saying it's the best of his Potter scores.



Sorcerer's Stone is a considerably better score in my estimation -- in style it's like a blend of The Witches of Eastwick and Hook.

Then just go listen to those, both of those are way better. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 3:11 AM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

I never particularly cared for the Indiana Jones theme (or Raiders march, whatever you wish to call it).

I actually hate it with a very great hatred, and always have. In fact, I can't listen to it.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 3:18 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

He, he....so many "crazy" opinions here. But I guess that's what's the thread for.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   Kallo   (Member)

Giacchino's music significantly lowers the overall quality of every movie he scores these days. His Incredibles 2 score is mediocre out of context and downright awful in context. He used to be decent enough, and quite promising, but now he just writes in circles, churning out interminably repetitive sequences without any sort of movement in any direction before suddenly halting and then starting all over again.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 4:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Giacchino's music significantly lowers the overall quality of every movie he scores these days. His Incredibles 2 score is mediocre out of context and downright awful in context. He used to be decent enough, and quite promising, but now he just writes in circles, churning out interminably repetitive sequences without any sort of movement in any direction before suddenly halting and then starting all over again.

Very glad to see someone else hold this opinion!

 
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