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    Howard Shore LOTR quote - thoughts?

    "You're composing not in relation to the spectacle, but in relation to the drama on the screen."

    Just wondering what anyone else's take on this might be, as far as what he was saying, or trying to say.

    IMHO, he was basically saying not to make the music too big, but keep it relative to the action you see and hear.

    Anyone else have any thoughts?

    Cheers.

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    Re: Howard Shore LOTR quote - thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiffWraith
    Anyone else have any thoughts?
    Cheers.
    What he's saying is similar to what Jerry Goldsmith said - I think it was Jerry Goldsmith anyway.

    When I see a man galloping flat out on a horse I don't score to the speed of the horse - I score to the expression on the man's face.

    Or something like that.

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    Re: Howard Shore LOTR quote - thoughts?

    The cynic in me wants to say he's trying to excuse how shockingly bad LOTR is as music by pointing to its appropriateness in context.

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    Re: Howard Shore LOTR quote - thoughts?



    You think the LOTR score is shockingly bad????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pingu
    The cynic in me wants to say he's trying to excuse how shockingly bad LOTR is as music by pointing to its appropriateness in context.

    I thought the music was incredible... At least incredibly unique!

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    Re: Howard Shore LOTR quote - thoughts?

    I liked LOTR music but it is suprisingly basic... like the tin flute song from LOTR that won an oscar lol.. crazy..

    its simple music but its good at the same time.. music doesnt have to be complex to be good.

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    Re: Howard Shore LOTR quote - thoughts?

    I think all music on the screen is really, really bad.

    See what a superior musician that makes me?

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    Re: Howard Shore LOTR quote - thoughts?

    LOTR, - What is that?

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    Re: Howard Shore LOTR quote - thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by hywyn
    LOTR, - What is that?
    I assuming that this was not a joke....

    Lord Of The Rings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pfraser
    I liked LOTR music but it is suprisingly basic... like the tin flute song from LOTR that won an oscar lol.. crazy..

    its simple music but its good at the same time.. music doesnt have to be complex to be good.
    It is basic, and somewhat simple. But it fits - which as we all know :ahem!: is the most important thing. The time was a simple time in many ways; to this regard simple music fits.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Howard Shore LOTR quote - thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiffWraith
    I assuming that this was not a joke....
    Errr, no. Unless I was funny in which case, of course!
    So "Lord of The Rings", ......hmmm?

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