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Re: I agree...what a terribly lazy review
• Posted by: Tomek   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at 9:47 a.m.
• IP Address: bxz182.neoplus.adsl.tpnet.pl
• In Response to: I agree...what a terribly lazy review (Doug C.)

> This is one of Hans Zimmer's best score and a score that was really quite
> unique in its day.
> To say there are no themes is just careless. The main theme is played over
> opening credits. It is one of the most unusually beautiful themes I have
> ever heard for a film. It is almost like a lullaby/salute to the
> "memory" of the great days of baseball. It is played in the film
> at key times to give a perfect juxtaposition to why Deniro acts the way he
> does. The theme sometimes flows directly into Zimmer's psycho theme.
> Deniro's memory of how perfect the game was has been twisted. His personal
> life is going down the toilet and the game of baseball is all he has left.
> When he discovers even his hero does not care about the game anymore, how
> fans are so fair weathered, it is the final straw for him. Therefore, the
> lullaby turns into a nightmare for him (as does the music).
> The music also has some gorgeously sad cello work in it.
> Sure the movie is not perfect and the ending is weak. However, it has
> these strengths: some absolutely beautiful music and cinematograpy that
> set the stage for most of today's thrillers (including Seven).
> Remember that this movie came out I believe around '94 and '95. It was not
> well received, but I think the masses missed the point.
> You also have to give Zimmer credit for following up the Lion King with
> this score. A complete departure.
> -Doug

I agree with Your every word. Exactly: careless. I think that this text was written after just one listening to the score, just to fill up the lack of this review in Zimmer's filmography... Complete misunderstanding of music, film and its point.

As for Seven, I believe it rather was inversely - Seven is from 1995 and The Fan from 1996. Whereas The Fan is very good movie, Seven is a class of its own, no doubt about it. And both gain much from their particular scores

Tomek




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       Sebastian Moon - Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at 8:55 p.m.
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         Ed - Sunday, December 5, 2004, at 11:48 a.m.
    •    I agree...what a terribly lazy review  (4508 views)
         Doug C. - Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at 8:17 a.m.
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           Tomek - Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at 9:47 a.m.
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         Tomek - Wednesday, December 1, 2004, at 2:04 a.m.


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