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Comments about the soundtrack for King Arthur (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: No elegance at all...Crap. Another classical buff!
• Posted by: Littleman (aka roney)
• Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2004, at 2:02 p.m.
• IP Address: ip68-5-94-128.oc.oc.cox.net
• In Response to: Re: No elegance at all...Crap. Another classic... (ZED)

> HA HA no you are a bit lost i think! Directors love Zimmers work and guys
> like Williams which i truelly think is awsome cannot produce the style of
> music a lot of the directors want these days. Take Man on Fire...Harry
> Gregson William's music works perfect in the film...John Willaims, Horner,
> Shore could not pull that type of music off! Remember the music is written
> to work in a film not on a CD.

Well take Man on Fire, what kind of film was it? Just another poorly put together film for mindless explosions and fighting so the studios can make a profit off it. To get a better effect for the action scenes (which is 80% of the Movie) the director tells the composer he wants energy! So what we get most the time is midless noise for mindless destrucion! The score enegizes the movie (Which is what the studio wants) but leaves a heartless score which nobody wants. (So why doesn't John Willaims, Horner, or Shore pull that type of music off?)

Zimmer does so many varieties of music
> because he CAN!!! if you really want to understand Zimmer and really hear
> how good he is in the composition side of things, listen to Hannibal or
> Invincible or As Good As It Gets and then listen to King Arthur, Crimson
> Tide, Power of One, The Lion King...Theres just a short list of how
> diverse the guy is and how talented he is!

Yes, Zimmer is a talented man and I admire him a bit but his music as a whole is a bit far from "diverse". Alot of his music is just a mash put on by his "puppets" at Media Venture from an overused formula. Some of it is good (even great in some cases) but can be harsh to listen to mostly due to the overblown synth trademark which is Media Venture.

You might think its noise but i
> think it's GREAT NOISE HAHAHa

That explains alot.

take it easy man and lets just enjoy the
> music that is out there and don't bag the guy for being so popular and you
> have to give him credit where it is due.

That is true. I really enjoy Zimmer, not really MV, but we should give them credit where it's due. It's Hard!

If his music wasn't good he
> wouldn't have a job!!!

Or if Michael Bay movies never existed. But hey, we mostly forget about those ones anyway!

No harm intened Zed. See ya around.




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