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Comments about the soundtrack for Inception (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: I get what Zimmer is trying to do.
• Posted by: Corey   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, January 17, 2011, at 10:13 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: I get what Zimmer is trying to do. (olo_floof)

I don't think thematic writing itself is lazy - but it CAN be lazy. If a composer writes a theme for John Doe and merely repeats the melody without any change whatsoever anytime John Doe appears onscreen, then it's lazy. But if the composer adapts the melody to fit John Doe's character arc, or maybe hints at the melody for a crucial mystery in order to hint at John Doe's involvement in something, or even uses similarities between John Doe's theme and another character's to suggest relationships between the characters - that's intelligent.

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