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Comments about the soundtrack for The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)
Ok, my take on The Da Vinci Code (Zimmeritos, avoid this)

G.K.
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Ethan
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Ok, my take on The Da Vinci Code (Zimmeritos, avoid this)   Wednesday, May 10, 2006 (7:43 p.m.) 

The following thoughts might infuriate Zimmer afficiandos, so I give you a fair chance of leaving this post NOW ...

Ok, you chose to stay, so here it comes.
To me, this is certainly the most unimaginative Soundtrack of 2006 so far. The main theme from Kingdom Of Heaven is presented here in full glory with almost the same instrumentation, and the string rhythm makes some tracks sound like Batman Begins II. I hear Munich's theme (even with the full blown violins), I hear Memoirs of a Geisha, I hear the solo female, I hear synths, blaring horns ... in short, I hear rehashing Zimmer at his crappy best.

It's great to see that one of the highest paid composers around can't manage to avoid "stunning similarities" (mildly put) to scores released within the past few months.
At least Horner steals from composer of the last century ...

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Re: Ok, my take on The Da Vinci Code (Zimmeritos, avoid this)   Wednesday, May 10, 2006 (9:19 p.m.) 

- as usual, i am amazed at the difference i hear in dear old Hansy's work, i find him to be one of the best composers of the modern day. Even directors like here's a quote from Spielberg "If i wasn't so good of friends with John Williams, i would definately use composers like Hans Zimmer to help tell my stories."

- i find that to be the best compliment that one can recieve in the composing industry.

- you are wrong, the main theme of the DaVinci Code is NOT the main theme from kingdom of Heaven but nice try in bashing Zimmer's glory. you have allowed yourself to become so overwhelmed with the time period of music and styles used in both movies that you (not experienced in the musical arts like i) are unable to tell the difference and are forced to belive that the two different scores are the same. I believe this score to be as good as the academy award winning score by Zimmer GLADIATOR and i also believe that this score will be nominated for an academy award.

- thank you and have a nice day

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Re: Ok, my take on The Da Vinci Code (Zimmeritos, avoid this)   Thursday, May 11, 2006 (12:21 a.m.) 

> I believe this score to be as
> good as the academy award winning score by Zimmer GLADIATOR

When did Gladiator win the Oscar?!?!?

Congratulations, you just managed to pull the rug from under your own feet.

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G.K.
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Ethan
Listen, "genius" ...   Thursday, May 11, 2006 (9:30 a.m.) 

> - as usual, i am amazed at the difference i hear in dear old Hansy's work,
> i find him to be one of the best composers of the modern day. Even
> directors like here's a quote from Spielberg "If i wasn't so good of
> friends with John Williams, i would definately use composers like Hans
> Zimmer to help tell my stories."

Well, then Spielberg's wrong. I wouldn't compare Zimmer with Williams, or indeed any composer with some musical education, that would be a disgrace to that person.

> - you are wrong, the main theme of the DaVinci Code is NOT the main theme
> from kingdom of Heaven but nice try in bashing Zimmer's glory. you have
> allowed yourself to become so overwhelmed with the time period of music
> and styles used in both movies that you (not experienced in the musical
> arts like i) are unable to tell the difference and are forced to belive
> that the two different scores are the same. I believe this score to be as
> good as the academy award winning score by Zimmer GLADIATOR and i also
> believe that this score will be nominated for an academy award.

With no word did I say that the main theme of Da Vinci Code is the theme from Kingdom of Heaven, I just said that I heard KoH's theme quoted note for note in Da Vinci Code.
And deducing from this statement that I think Da Vinci Code sounds exactly like Kingdom of Heaven is just overreaction and besides, KoH is far superior to this.
And saying I have no clue about musical arts based on something I've never said is not just wrong, it's insulting. Especially when you consider that I DO have a musical education and that I'm fully capable of writing and orchestrating music.
And using that to point out your own "musical genius" is even more pathetic.

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Re: Ok, my take on The Da Vinci Code (Zimmeritos, avoid this)   Monday, May 15, 2006 (6:34 a.m.) 

> - as usual, i am amazed at the difference i hear in dear old Hansy's work,
> i find him to be one of the best composers of the modern day. Even
> directors like here's a quote from Spielberg "If i wasn't so good of
> friends with John Williams, i would definately use composers like Hans
> Zimmer to help tell my stories."

This is all fan speculation. Spielberg has said that he is a Hans Zimmer fan, but only Zimmer fanboys think that he would chose Zimmer over Williams (no offense to you intended). He certainly has never said anything remotely like that, or I can assure you that the long-standing relationship between Spielberg and Williams would suffer a fatal blow.

> - you are wrong, the main theme of the DaVinci Code is NOT the main theme
> from kingdom of Heaven but nice try in bashing Zimmer's glory. you have
> allowed yourself to become so overwhelmed with the time period of music
> and styles used in both movies that you (not experienced in the musical
> arts like i) are unable to tell the difference and are forced to belive
> that the two different scores are the same. I believe this score to be as
> good as the academy award winning score by Zimmer GLADIATOR and i also
> believe that this score will be nominated for an academy award.

In what hellish alternate universe did Gladiator win an Oscar??

Sarcasm aside, that went to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

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Re: Ok, my take on The Da Vinci Code (Zimmeritos, avoid this)   Monday, May 15, 2006 (6:35 a.m.) 

Addition... education in music puts Zimmer in a very, very poor light, not the other way around.

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ABC
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G.K.
Re: Ok, my take on The Da Vinci Code (Zimmeritos, avoid this)   Saturday, May 13, 2006 (2:15 p.m.) 

A similar theme was used in Tears of the Sun (early 2003 release). So Williams must be the "thief".

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