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Comments about the soundtrack for Interstellar (Hans Zimmer)

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• Posted by: Bright Chen   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 2:45 a.m.
• IP Address: 233.35.70.115.static.exetel.com.au
• In Response to: Clemmensen is spot on! (Z.Nitram)

> I remember being extremely irritated after leaving the theaters back in
> November when I watched Interstellar. The movie alone got on my nerves
> [specifically and almost strictly, the ending]

Need a doctor by any chance? If that ending was enough for irritation, I would imagine worse symptoms.

> the inaudible dialogue was
> frustrating, and then there was my lost hope that Zimmer would finally
> release a score worth buying. Sadly, Zimmer has once again failed to live
> up to the hype and I simply don't understand how people can praise it--the
> only reason that I can think of stems from a Spongebob episode where
> Squidward says "If we play loud, people might think we're good."

How creative...people praise it not only because the score just happens to speak to their gut and their ability to emotionally respond to organ chords, arpeggios and crescendos, something you either missed or just possess an inability to do so. This goes back to the same cut and paste anti-zimmer argument from every Zimmer hater ever.

> And that certainly seems to be Zimmer's problem and although the organ is
> a great instrument, Hans doesn't show it off in a way that really gets the
> "feels" going.

Uh huh...If this score is not wearing the organ on its sleeve with a vengeance, I don't know what other recent scores have.

> The ambience was particularly damaging

Haven't heard of any insane outbursts during the screening of the film in cinemas...you are alone there, do specify what you mean by 'damaging' if you fail to understand my point. The noise control of the film remains dividing, but I wouldn't call it damaging or life-threatening.

> This was a poor attempt
> to mask Zimmer's methodology and to pass it off as something
> "fresh." I agree with all of the criticism; but what I want to
> know is when will Hans put out a GOOD score?

Zimmer is not trying to mask himself (why would he? Its something called 'being yourself'), and frankly he is doing something that's new to him: no Horn of doom, war waltzes, string ostinatos or MOS drums, all which are influential in the film industry whether HE or WE like it or not.

To answer your question...umm...Hans Zimmer put out good/great score in 2014 (Interstellar and ASM2 remain in creative spectrums light years apart), 2013 (Rush), 2010 (Inception), 2009 (Angels & Demons), 2008 (Frost/Nixon) AND 2007 (POTC3), so if you are that thick, mayyyybbeee its time to lighten up.

Something tells me you are born 30 years too late, sorry to disappoint you with 'progress'.




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