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Re: I get what Zimmer is trying to do.
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• Posted by: GK
• Date: Friday, July 23, 2010, at 4:34 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: I get what Zimmer is trying to do. (Mikal)

> I don't think it can and I'll tell you why. Maybe Zimmer's score doesn't
> contain as many key shifts or brass tuplets or leitmotivs as a typical
> John Williams' score would (I'm using him as an example because, judging
> by your username, you're a fan), but those elements are quantifiable,
> i.e., measurable. You can't quantify, or even objectively qualify, boredom
> because it's inherently rooted in subjectivity. It's something that humans
> feel. What one person finds boring, another person may not. Does that mean
> one person is right and the other isn't? No. It can't given the nature of
> the word.

Yeah, well, show me a real person (that is not utterly juvenile) that finds Inception exceedingly "un-boring" - "exciting" is a word I dare say even the most fierce Zimmer fan won't attribute to Inception.

There is a time and a place for everything, and I'm sure, if you are driving down an empty highway at midnight, playing Inception can rise to the level of excitement of preventing you to fall asleep.

There is a level of boredom that you definitely CAN read from the sheet music. If you print out John Ottman's Superman Returns Suite, it sure sounds as tedious as it looks.

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