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Comments about the soundtrack for Batman Begins (Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard)

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Re: Batman Begins Poor Official Review
• Posted by: Arksun   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, July 14, 2008, at 3:39 a.m.
• IP Address: 85-210-77-24.dsl.pipex.com
• In Response to: Re: Batman Begins Poor Official Review (AntonioE1778)

> If you think this is "one of the most emotionally moving soundtracks
> ever made", you need to get out and listen to other scores from other
> composers (and perhaps even Zimmer).

I listen to a lot of Zimmers work, along with James Newton Howard, John Williams, Howard Shore, James Horner, Ennio Morricone, Danny Elfman, Vangelis...... I'm a huge soundtrack lover and listen to soundtracks all the time. So yes, I stand by my comment that this is one of the most emotionally moving soundtracks I've ever heard in the vast catalogue of soundtracks I've listened to and enjoyed over the years.

The problem with anti-zimmer people is that they are unable to sit down and let the music emote and wash over them, instead its like its already in the back of his head this seed of "if I hear a melody remotely similar to something from the Rock I'm going to hate this" , the same way a child see's a green vegetable and hates the way it tastes before even putting it in their mouths. Once they do of course, the seed of dis-taste is already soo strong they will hate it regardless.

Maybe I'm just lucky in listening on high-end reference speakers which brings out the full beauty of its sound and that those that dont get it are listening on tinny little speakers. But more likely its just a taste difference.

If there's one thing that can be said, its that in ANY genre or style of music, when a person doesn't like an artist, or genere, a big part of the reasoning is the argument that it 'all sounds the same'. This has applied to dance, rock, indie, you name it. Human nature to respond in this way for sure, but it has no place in Official reviews imho. An official review shouldn't just be about whats on paper, because this is music, where the emotional and/or physical response comes first.

But we'll just end up going round in circles here. You have your taste I have mine




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