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Comments about the soundtrack for Crimson Tide (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: don't waste your money.
• Posted by: Kyri   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, July 26, 2002, at 2:58 a.m.
• IP Address: la-3-42.cytanet.com.cy
• In Response to: Re: don't waste your money. (Lee)

> I tactfully disagree, and liken it to automobiles. If I'm going to buy a
> car, I'm going to buy something that I see that grabs my attention,
> quickly, AND something that I've checked up on to make sure it's not a
> piece of junk, and it suits my needs. I'm not going to buy something that
> completely does not interest me, that I have to "acquire a liking
> for." The same goes with music. Goldenthal pumps you up, and that's
> fantastic. I'd be lying if I said his music wasn't great. BUT, your
> Goldenthal is my Zimmer. He catches my attention, and takes me on an
> emotional ride. I like his music from the getgo, so I don't have to
> research and examine it to find an appreciation -- it's already there.
> Just like I'll buy a car that I like (instead of finding one I'll
> "learn to appreciate"), I'll buy a composer's work that I like
> (instead of finding someone I'll "learn to appreciate"). It's
> the basis for the current economic system -- get what you want whenever
> you can.

I tactfully disagree. Ok..Lets see. Have you ever listened to a classical piece, even if we are talking about the "simplistic" Mozart, that made an impression to you right from the beginning? I'm a music student and i've never heard a Mozart piece that made a GREAT impression to me. BUT; my teachers keep telling me that you slowly discover things. The simple Mozart theme it was for me yesterday, has so much more meaning after i discovered what the composer is trying to tell me. Maybe this has to do with the fact that i am a music student and i like analysing music perhaps a bit more philosophically (no offense;i am really enjoying this argument but do you suspect that because of my difficult tastes in music, i would go and buy a car that i have to "acquire a liking for?"I can't find the relationship in this. Music is my life. I can't link music to what i buy at a casual level).

> I understand your frustration, and I would feel the same if Zimmer were
> not getting the attention I felt he deserved. But please, don't take that
> out on the rest of the world. Not myself, Zimmer, nor any of the people
> who bought one of his soundtracks, are to blame for Goldenthal not getting
> the publicity. Instead of bashing Zimmer for his success, and downplaying
> our intelligence by saying that we should scrap Zimmer and start buying
> Goldenthal, tell us that Zimmer has done well, and that we should consider
> Goldenthal also, since he has many noteworthy scores. To quote a corny
> phrase, "Positive strokes, not negative jokes." I PROMISE you,
> the people who have read this would have been MUCH more willing to buy a
> Goldenthal score if you'd have simply said, "Hey, if you like this,
> you might want to try Goldenthal, he's got some great stuff (like
> Sphere!)," instead of saying, "Don't waste your money on this,
> go buy quality work, like Goldenthal." I've said this until I'm blue
> in the face, and it's become one of my life mottos, so I'll say it to you.
> I'm sure you've heard it a million times already, since it's a very common
> (but sadly seldom used) saying: "It's NEVER what you say, but rather
> HOW you say it." I could convince a total stranger to lend me $100 if
> I said it right, but I bet I couldn't get my best friend to lend me a
> nickel if I acted like a jerk.

Yes; you are right on all of that. I should've approached the situation from a different scope. I've been to a lot of sites though, and negativity is the general feeling about Goldenthal's excellent masterpieces.

Oh, BTW, the results on the reality check also showed Jesus.

Have a good day!

k




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