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This is a comments thread about FSM Online article: Concert Review: Basil Poledouris - The Music and the Movies
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2022 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   steffm41   (Member)

Thanks Jon for the thorough review. I was very tempted to fly back to L.A. solely for this event. Next time maybe...

 Posted:   Aug 9, 2022 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   moovtune714   (Member)

I agree with much of your comments on the concert - strings poorly balanced and a couple of horn clams. I had no problem overall with the choice of scores performed but was disappointed with the "arrangements", choice of cues to link together into suites. In some cases there was too much repetition of a particular theme throughout the suite. The suites could have been musically varied more if different cues within a score had been linked instead of only the ones containing the notable theme. The constant video clips playing behind every suite was a programming mistake in my opinion since they were random excerpts from the film and not linked to the music being played. Perhaps random stills every ten seconds from the film would have been sufficient and less detracting from the music we were there to hear. I also think it was unfair in your review to criticize George Doering's guitar playing issue. To me the problem was lack of sync between the PA system he was playing through and the live orchestra - not his playing. Overall it was an enjoyable concert, great to hear some of Basil's music live again, well performed by a very good group of players - although with too many person by person introductions at the end and 15 minutes or so too long.

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