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 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

Hope that helps.

Perhaps if it hadn't be so sickeningly uppity and snarky.


Tongue-in-cheek would be a better descriptor. If his avatar doesn't give you a hint where his sense of humor is coming from...you're not paying attention.
Which doesn't negate the fact that, tone aside, Basil is absolutely right!

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

If his avatar doesn't give you a hint where his sense of humor is coming from...you're not paying attention.


I'm pleased at least one person has spotted that. Whenever I have a grouse or a little rant here, I always present it in a Basil Rathbone style, or at least, I have his delivery in mind when writing. Recently in a post I used the word "cur", which is a particularly good Basil-style word. One can picture his lips curl as he says it. But presumably those offended by it think its part of my normal vocabulary and should be taken seriously.
But it's all wasted really because most people of the "Modern Age" sect who get outraged have never even heard of the real Basil Rathbone, let alone know what he talks like.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

We need some new "age" names for older and newer scores.

I suggest:

Before Golden: Stone age

2000-2009: Plastic age

2010-2019: e-age

2020-onward: A.S. (After Scores)

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

But it's all wasted really because most people of the "Modern Age" sect who get outraged have never even heard of the real Basil Rathbone, let alone know what he talks like.

So sad, but very true. It's this very lack of experience that drives the uniformed opinion: "I don't like Golden Age music because it all sounds the same...elevator music". It's a mostly invalid opinion because most of these "modern agers" won't take the time to actually give the music (or in many cases, the films) a chance.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I think it is useless to use these broad era-based descriptors for film music and even more useless to describe composers as such. Because film music is an application as opposed to a genre, dividing it into random time periods provides only the vaguest, most general of clues as to how a score might sound. It is not like discussing, say, jazz in the 1920s, postwar classical music or 1960s garage rock.

And it is even more absurd to refer to contemporary scores as "modern" when you're not likely to encounter overt modernism in them. There was more modernism in the aforementioned categories.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Then what would you call a person like me who enjoys all ages of film music from 1930 till today. The more melodic the better- A FOOL, Because I feel people like me and others on this board who keep quiet on this subject without having extreme viewpoints just like to explore music they like from films, no matter where it came from.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

If his avatar doesn't give you a hint where his sense of humor is coming from...you're not paying attention.

I often forget this board actually has avatars since I have them turned off. One certainly shouldn't have to rely on them to "get a hint" about anything.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 1:14 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

If his avatar doesn't give you a hint where his sense of humor is coming from...you're not paying attention.

I often forget this board actually has avatars since I have them turned off. One certainly shouldn't have to rely on them to "get a hint" about anything.


Yes, because nothing says funny and clever more than someone posing as a character on this board:



roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 4:39 AM   
 By:   oyarsa   (Member)

If his avatar doesn't give you a hint where his sense of humor is coming from...you're not paying attention.


I'm pleased at least one person has spotted that. Whenever I have a grouse or a little rant here, I always present it in a Basil Rathbone style, or at least, I have his delivery in mind when writing. Recently in a post I used the word "cur", which is a particularly good Basil-style word. One can picture his lips curl as he says it. But presumably those offended by it think its part of my normal vocabulary and should be taken seriously.
But it's all wasted really because most people of the "Modern Age" sect who get outraged have never even heard of the real Basil Rathbone, let alone know what he talks like.




Ahhh! I've always tried to find out who he was since he looked familiar. I should have known he was Guy of Gisborne!! Shame on me. But not having seen him as Sherlock Holmes... frown

Thanks for the humour BTW. Very welcomed and agreed smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

And it is even more absurd to refer to contemporary scores as "modern" when you're not likely to encounter overt modernism in them. There was more modernism in the aforementioned categories.

They're modern in the pop sense of the word, not in art music terms. Sophisticated production techniques, sound design, minimalist aesthetic etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)



They're modern in the pop sense of the word, not in art music terms. Sophisticated production techniques, sound design, minimalist aesthetic etc.


One of my pet peeves is using the word "modern" to mean "current" or "contemporary." The word "modern" has so many formal academic and stylistic meanings that it is jarring to me when I hear it used conversationally.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)



They're modern in the pop sense of the word, not in art music terms. Sophisticated production techniques, sound design, minimalist aesthetic etc.


One of my pet peeves is using the word "modern" to mean "current" or "contemporary." The word "modern" has so many formal academic and stylistic meanings that it is jarring to me when I hear it used conversationally.


I know what you mean, but I don't think there's any point getting worked up about it. It's a word that has a certain colloquial meaning as well as the more narrowly defined definition in music history.

It's basically the same as 'classical music' which has a very broad everyday meaning, but can also be used for a particular period in music history.

It's just one of those words.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)



I know what you mean, but I don't think there's any point getting worked up about it...It's just one of those words.


You're right. But as someone who has wasted time going to check out what was described as "modern" furniture that turned out to be ugly contemporary furniture, I hope you can appreciate my frustration. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

Generally, if I wanted to order some Bauhaus-style furniture I'd search for 'modernist' furniture.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Generally, if I wanted to order some Bauhaus-style furniture I'd search for 'modernist' furniture.

Or "moderne." But "modern" is frequently used.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

If his avatar doesn't give you a hint where his sense of humor is coming from...you're not paying attention.

I often forget this board actually has avatars since I have them turned off. One certainly shouldn't have to rely on them to "get a hint" about anything.


Yes, because nothing says funny and clever more than someone posing as a character on this board:



roll eyes


You can't seriously be comparing Basil to Yor. Yor was a bomb-thrower. Basil is a serious and thoughtful contributor to this board whose use of humor is so subtle it went over most people's heads until it was pointed out them. (I don't always agree with him, but it's offensive to compare him to Yor).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Comparing anyone to that c----- rat yor is an insult.but he has been taking care of , thank God.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I saw another user with a movie character name and avatar from the movie, registered a few days after YOR was permabanned. I don't recall the name.

 
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