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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: Kevin Smith
• Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, at 5:13 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Batman Begins Poor Official Review (Arksun)

> 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

Christian doesn't hate Zimmer, most of his reviews involve a three or four star rating.

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