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Comments about the soundtrack for The Dark Knight Rises (Hans Zimmer/Various)

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Re: Who is this reviewer?
• Posted by: Corey   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 1:05 a.m.
• IP Address: c-71-239-13-71.hsd1.in.comcast.net
• In Response to: Re: Who is this reviewer? (Hyun21K)

> Personally, I think the score from Lord of the Rings has
> characteristics in common with Zimmer's scores: long ostinatos and very
> heavily orchestrated.

That's a pretty big stretch. Although there are instances of ostinato in LOTR, that's hardly the signature sound of those scores. It's not even a minor defining characteristic. LOTR is predominantly driven by representational (and more importantly, vastly different) melody and harmony - something Zimmer's score cannot claim.

"Heavily orchestrated" is also too broad a characteristic. Shore's are heavily orchestrated, yes, but they utilize the full range of the orchestra and aren't confined to the bass region.




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