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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: Fraley
• Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 12:29 p.m.
• IP Address: c-67-167-146-52.hsd1.ar.comcast.net
• In Response to: Re: I get what Zimmer is trying to do. (JW)

> Yeah, I agree that Zimmer thinks that's what he's doing... The problem is
> what he has actually done is develop a score that is pretty much a flat
> line in regards to emotion... When I listen to HTTD my mind gets drawn
> into a creative mode where I can create my own store based on the music's
> incredible highs and lows... Inception all my mind wants to think about is
> nothing... It's objectively boring.

I agree that Inception isn't his strongest effort in this style. I would personally give it ***. I find it more interesting than most collectors seem to, but certainly wouldn't call it one of his better scores.

On the other hand, I am a big supporter of his score to The Dark Knight. I think the Joker music was inspired, and the score was exactly what the film needed. The Joker music make not have been a theme in the conventional sense (notice I did not refer to it as one), but it perfectly evoked the off-kilter sense of unease the viewer should feel when the Joker is on-screen. I think that would be an example of Zimmer's subconscious-effect (I think that is a better descriptor then "emotional") approach working.




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