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Re: The Hunger Games is not Harry Potter!
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• Posted by: Bernhard H. Heidkamp
• Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 7:31 a.m.
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• In Response to: The Hunger Games is not Harry Potter! (David)

First of all: JNH is my absolute favourite Composer from all time and I really enjoy The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.

That said...I'm still disappointed. Do you get the difference? I'm disappointed I'm not saying that I despise the score and that's the case with most of the score fans.

We just want him to outdo himself. He wrote great themes, but he doesn't use them really much. I loved the Katniss theme from the first film. Why doesn't he use it anymore? Or the wonderful gorgeous cue 'Healing Katniss', my Highlight from the first film and it is completely abandoned.

Yes, many ideas from Catching Fire come from the first film, but they're not really developed. The Reprise of 'Rues Farewell' is more like a re-edit, than a developement. And that goes for most of them. The Train cue is re-edited in qa Scene that has no Connection with the one from the first film, the ending of the film uses the capitol material...why?

The only really used Thing is the love theme and that one appears one time in the first film and two times here.

Out of us hardcore score fans, nobody will ever remember Howard's score. Ask the Hunger games fan about the Musical identity? They won't hum the love theme. They will hum the capitol Anthem or the mockingjay call from the Trailers.

Exspecially the latter would have been a great main theme. Okay, it's not by Howard but it fits his simple but effective style and he could write some great manipulations of it. Just take 'Signs'...what he did with just 3 notes.

We don't want a cheesy Fanfare theme for katniss and her Problems, but why not have something more than Sound design? Again, I love the scores but they could have been much more.

And finally...try to be nice, okay? Here are many People with different opinions. Gravitiy is one score that divides us, but do you see us killing each other? We have the ones saying 'It's simple but brillant' and we have the ones 'It's simple and boring' and both camps get along.

I mean...did you read the thread 'Unpopular Opinions'? There were many risky Statements and nobody was killed. It doesn't matter if you dislike Williams, love Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross or are bored by Desplat...we all can get along.

So, try it, too, okay? You love These scores, many like it and many are disppointed. That's the world. Man, I'm a Shyamalan fanboy, I know what I'm talking about when it's about 'unpopular opinions', so calm down.

Oh, and Potter's Themes were founded in the first score as well.

Also, Howard's work with Shyamalan IS the reason we have so high expectations.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • The Hunger Games is not Harry Potter!  (4293 views)
       David - Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 10:11 a.m.
    •    Re: The Hunger Games is not Harry Potter!  (3480 views)
         Solaris - Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 9:03 a.m.
    •      Re: The Hunger Games is not Harry Potter!  (3482 views)    We're Here
         Bernhard H. Heidkamp - Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 7:31 a.m.
    •    Classic!  (3430 views)
         Edmund Meinerts - Monday, February 17, 2014, at 4:33 p.m.

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