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Comments about the soundtrack for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Zimmer/Balfe)

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Re: No new themes? Give me a break!
• Posted by: Crimson Jax   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, December 19, 2011, at 12:01 p.m.
• IP Address: c92179.upc-c.chello.nl
• In Response to: No new themes? Give me a break! (Bondo)
• Now Playing: Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard - Artibeus

> "Thematically, A Game of Shadows completely lacks major development
> of new motifs"

> Is this a joke? Did you even listen to the soundtrack or see the film?
> There are no fewer than THREE new themes/motifs present in this sequel
> score.

> 1. Moriarty's theme
> 2. Mycroft's theme
> 3. Gypsy theme(s)

> One star because it reminded you of past Zimmer scores? The same complaint
> wasn't leveled against John William's TIN TIN or Silvestri's CAPTAIN
> AMERICA, scores which drew heavily upon past scores. I hope that you're
> aware how much of a cliche anti-Zimmer-Filmtracks-reviews have become...

I think that CC is more angry (at least I am) bout the presentation of the score. Only the Mycroft theme is given a clear rendition on the album, the entire gypsy and Moriarty are hard to find if at all. So many tracks that played during the movie aren't present on this album and worse, there's studio dialogue and other annoying things in the background that take away from the listening experience. I'm with you that this score isn't that bad as written for the film, but as it is presented on the soundtrack, it pretty much sucks.




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