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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old May 5 2014, 04:12 AM   #1
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Stoopid Smart Reviews "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

Hey everyone! I'm new to the Star Trek fandom and I've been writing a bit about my impressions of the original series and the original movies. As of now, I've only seen the first film front to back. My review is posted here:

http://stoopidsmartreviews.blogspot....n-picture.html

I'd appreciate any feedback! I'm new to the blogging world as well, but I hope to become a professional writer some day. My review of the Original Series can be viewed here:

http://stoopidsmartreviews.blogspot....1966-1969.html

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Old May 5 2014, 02:06 PM   #2
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Fairly in tune with my opinion. Visually there is a lot to love in the movie but the supporting cast should have been given more interaction with each other. Maybe a proper landing party with some action to follow up Spock's space walk.
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Old May 5 2014, 10:12 PM   #3
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Re: Stoopid Smart Reviews "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

Nice reviews. Fairly succinct.

BTW, you have a "could" instead of "cloud" in your TMP review.

You also cite only genre scores when talking about Goldsmith's work, which I think diminishes his impact as a composer (e.g. where's L.A. Confidential, Patton, etc.?).
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Old May 7 2014, 02:45 AM   #4
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Nice reviews. Fairly succinct.

BTW, you have a "could" instead of "cloud" in your TMP review.

You also cite only genre scores when talking about Goldsmith's work, which I think diminishes his impact as a composer (e.g. where's L.A. Confidential, Patton, etc.?).
I've actually never seen Patton! I definitely goofed by not listing L.A. Confidential though.
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Old May 8 2014, 10:26 AM   #5
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Patton only has 25 minutes of music in it, but the music that's there is great.
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Old May 8 2014, 01:55 PM   #6
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Patton only has 25 minutes of music in it, but the music that's there is great.
The echoing trumpets (triplets in parallel fifths), the first music heard in Patton, which foreshadow the triplets in the melody itself when it gets going - damn, Goldsmith was brilliant - are recalled at a key moment in Horner's TWoK score: just as Khan finishes saying "On Earth, two hundred years ago..." there's a similar echoing pattern in fifths. So Horner is momentarily recalling Patton at the exact moment when Khan recollects his own past glories as a conqueror: "On Earth, two hundred years ago...I was a prince. With power over millions."
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Old May 8 2014, 03:58 PM   #7
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I've actually never seen Patton! I definitely goofed by not listing L.A. Confidential though.
Most relevant would probably be Goldsmith's previous collaboration with Robert Wise, the wonderful score of The Sand Pebbles.
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