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Music editing in this film was downright awful

starlesswinter
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Dec 14 2012, 11:24pm


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I feel so badly for Howard Shore. Almost all his new themes were taken out of the film, and it's such a shame because he was given no chance to establish this film with its own musical identity. The copying and pasting was embarrassingly bad: the use of the "hobbit's understanding" motif was too schmaltzy, the Nazgul theme in relation to Thorin too over-the-top, the same setting of the Misty Mountains theme too obvious and repetitive after the fifth time the dwarves charged into battle, the reuse of the History of the Ring theme over every closeup of the Ring also too obvious.

It was as if the sound editors had no faith in Howard Shore's ability to tell the story and needed every single moment telegraphed to the audience. Such a shame that all the subtlety was sucked out of this score.

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The Hobbit's Score: Comparing the Film and the Album Release riverwalker11 Send a private message to riverwalker11 Dec 14 2012, 12:49am
    Well.. Curunír Send a private message to Curunír Dec 14 2012, 1:41am
    I skimmed the last thread about this because it was too much of a downer... Crunchable Birdses Send a private message to Crunchable Birdses Dec 14 2012, 1:53am
        Personally... Curunír Send a private message to Curunír Dec 14 2012, 2:01am
        They based their judgment upon the OST. Notanelvishname Send a private message to Notanelvishname Dec 14 2012, 7:07am
        Yes and no thoon Send a private message to thoon Dec 14 2012, 9:10am
            right shadowfaux Send a private message to shadowfaux Dec 14 2012, 9:18am
                No, different scene thoon Send a private message to thoon Dec 14 2012, 9:32am
                    Ah, yes shadowfaux Send a private message to shadowfaux Dec 14 2012, 9:39am
                    Nice observation waaimasjien Send a private message to waaimasjien Dec 14 2012, 10:02am
                        My take Neimod Send a private message to Neimod Dec 14 2012, 11:47am
                            The sun waaimasjien Send a private message to waaimasjien Dec 14 2012, 3:27pm
                                Thorin the wraith dave_lf Send a private message to dave_lf Dec 14 2012, 3:56pm
                                Ringwraith music chris10112 Send a private message to chris10112 Dec 14 2012, 5:37pm
                                    I thought about that waaimasjien Send a private message to waaimasjien Dec 14 2012, 5:57pm
                                        What are the lyrics? chris10112 Send a private message to chris10112 Dec 14 2012, 6:10pm
                                            They start with "THORIN!" waaimasjien Send a private message to waaimasjien Dec 14 2012, 6:22pm
    Just got back ... it was only really distracting shadowfaux Send a private message to shadowfaux Dec 14 2012, 9:12am
    Has Howard Shore commented on any of this? frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Dec 14 2012, 3:59pm
        thorin is one of the nine cartermoulton Send a private message to cartermoulton Dec 14 2012, 5:18pm
    Bilbo and Thorin hugging Valandil ed Imladris Send a private message to Valandil ed Imladris Dec 14 2012, 6:32pm
    Music editing in this film was downright awful starlesswinter Send a private message to starlesswinter Dec 14 2012, 11:24pm

 
 
 

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