Posted by: untitled Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 5:41 p.m. IP Address: ool-457bba27.dyn.optonline.net
In Response to:
Amazing arrogance...(Marc Lawson)
Now Playing: Inception
> I believe there is a special place in hell for music critics. Those who
> arrogantly delight in critiquing the hard work of others while offering
> nothing of value themselves. Calling Zimmer lazy when he puts out dozens
> of projects a year is silly and just shows the stupidity of this lame
> The music for Inception was great because it did a brilliant job of
> underpinning the story. It was subtle, moody and ambient - kind of like
> the story... kind of like a dream.
> Isn't that the job of film music? To support the story?
1. Because Hans Zimmer "puts out dozens of projects a year" does not mean we should pity him or treat him (or his music) any differently. He does accomplish a lot in a year, but that is his job as a composer for film. To applaud composers for writing music is to attend a play and thereafter compliment the actors on how well they memorize their lines.
2. The music of Inception is boring, it is repetitive to the point where I lose interest, and it is downright lazy compared to his earlier works, what we all know he is capable of. It was moody, but not sentimental. Not honest.
3. I take offense to calling music critics "arrogant". We are needed and our work is always going to be of value. Art without critics is life without consequence. No one would learn and no one would improve. The composers as well as the listeners.