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Re: Horner is yesterday. Zimmer is now.
• Posted by: JunYah Da 7694   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 9:18 a.m.
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• In Response to: Horner is yesterday. Zimmer is now. (Jamaal)
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Message Edited: Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 9:25 a.m.

> Zimmer's Dark Knight Rises is infinitely superior to Horner's Amazing
> Spider-Man. Horner doesn't know what year it is. Zimmer does.

No my friend u are wrong. James Horner is superior to Hans Zimmer. I'm not knocking Zimmer. No not at all, he is one of my favorite composers. But there was atime when Zimmer's scores actually made sense. Now they don't. Batman Begins was alright but it was redundant so was the dark knight and he even collaborated with James Newton howard (an obviously more sensical writer.) I can't even imagine what he's done with TDKR.

Horner on the other hand, though his score from Spiderman was not as dynamic as i had hoped, uses a variety of instrumentation that Zimmer has refused to even attempt to use. The bases of the Batman series is low strings and low horns, flapping wings and pulsing electronics. Horner does so much more with his instrumentation only rivaled by John Williams and maybe Howard.

To say that Zimmer is now and Horner is then is very interesting. Because legends of the fall was way back in 1994 it is still now to me. Now i'm not head over hills about Amazing spider-man nor am i'm in love with horner, but he does bring a sort of intelligence to his scores.

Zimmer use to be intelligent for example Lion King and Prince of Egypt are classics in my opinion. I believe he can still make scores that are awe-inspiring, the scores for both Kung Fu Pandas prove that, though co-written by Powell. But, again, as of late his scores have been bordering in the mediocre to the mundane and nonsensical. I'd rather enjoy his older music than the trash like Inception he's been pushing out.

All i'm saying is that u need to be more open minded. Because if it weren't for guys like Williams, Horner or even early Zimmer people like Jablonsky, Mancina and Balfe wouldn't even have a job.

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