Christian Clemmensen's Filmtracks
January 25, 2011 3:01 PM   Subscribe

Prickly, idiosyncractic and unashamedly pro-Goldsmith, Christian Clemmensen has reviewed modern movie scores at Filmtracks since 1996.
posted by Iridic (7 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

That's like being "Pro-Astaire". What basis could one have for being anything else ?
posted by Joe Beese at 3:41 PM on January 25, 2011 [4 favorites]

Oh, for a second there I thought you were talking about Christian Clemenson, the rather tall & nerdy (but quite good) actor who won an Emmy for his work on Boston Legal, but who now is hopefully making dough hand over fist on the ludicrous CSI Miami. But it's just a weird coincidence their names are so similar.
posted by dickenbock at 8:05 PM on January 25, 2011

Personally I'm Pro-Korngold.
posted by jnrussell at 8:19 PM on January 25, 2011 [1 favorite]

What Joe said. That original Planet of the Apes soundtrack is amazing. Makes the movie, really.
posted by mediareport at 9:24 PM on January 25, 2011

I have a love-hate relationship with Filmtracks. On the one hand, it's a terrific, large, well-researched, well-executed film score site. On the other hand, my tastes often run contrary to the reviews, so I can't use it as effectively for my own purchasing and listening. Hrrrm.

I will say this, however: Brian Tyler and Zacarias M. de la Riva are two fantastic composers working nowdays, and you should check out their stuff.
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:05 PM on January 25, 2011

If thou writes words such that words shall be published on the web of the wide world, thou shalst conjoin the harmony of the type size with the width of the page. There is a certain harmonious proportion that makes enjoyable the reading of such words on the web of the wide world. As one increases the disproportionality by making the type excessively small; or by making the lines excessively long; or worse yet by making the type both excessively small and the line length excessively long; not only has one decreased the enjoyment of the reading of the text, but one has actually and effectively made the reading of it less possible. Though actual impossibility my be unreachable, unless one devolves into literally unreadable sized type or extraordinarily long lines that require the use of horizontal slide controls, enough difficulty to the reader may be sufficiently caused by such misproportion that the reader gives up reading the material displayed on the screen before him. What then, one may ask, is the intent of the publisher, or of the author, that one would publish such material? Why would such effort be wasted, unless one deliberately wanted to confuse and obfuscate, but only still lay claim to the fact that one has indeed, published to the web of the wide world? Why indeed.

Though the linked site is not one of the worst offenders in this regard, it is of sufficient disproportion and insufficient harmony, that this reader is put off by it, and barring some urgent need to continue reading it, may enjoin to screed a diatribe of stilted style instead.
posted by Xoebe at 7:47 AM on January 26, 2011

Oh and Jerry Goldsmith is awesome.
posted by Xoebe at 7:48 AM on January 26, 2011

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