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Comments about the soundtrack for The Last Samurai (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: Boring score!!!
• Posted by: Wes
• Date: Saturday, January 10, 2004, at 8:18 p.m.
• IP Address: commons10k1.mo24.107.36.133.charter-stl.com
• In Response to: Re: Boring score!!! (Thomas W.)

> Did you ever WATCH the movie, does the soundtrack support the movie? If it
> does then it's a reason to give the score ***** cause Zimmer doesn't write
> music because it'll sound great on the album.
Imagine a score like
> Whale Rider that worked very well in the film but is a boring listen
> outside of the movie it would immediatly receive a * from reviewers like
> Clemmensen, maybe ** if it sounds interesting (I don't think Clemmensen
> even reviewed it).
Any idiot can compare Star Wars and The Green Mile
> and know instantly which one is a more exciting listening experience but
> just a small fraction can tell if a score works well in a movie and that's
> exactly what film music is about.

The soundtrack is indeed slow, but as Thomas suggested, the soundtrack is very supportive to the film. I didn't much like it until after I had seen the movie. It fits the film well and casues you to feel what you see. For this reason, it's no wonder Mr. Zimmer was nominated for best original score.




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Boring score!!!  (4683 views)
       Ryan - Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 4:56 a.m.
    •    Re: Boring score!!!  (4586 views)
         Guillermo - Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 10:35 a.m.
      •    Re: Boring score!!!  (4515 views)
           Thomas W. - Monday, January 5, 2004, at 5:16 p.m.
        •    Re: Boring score!!!  (4137 views)
             zimm44 - Thursday, January 15, 2004, at 10:32 a.m.
        •      Re: Boring score!!!  (4176 views)    We're Here
             Wes - Saturday, January 10, 2004, at 8:18 p.m.
          •    Re: Boring score!!!  (4082 views)
               Jonathan - Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at 3:37 a.m.
            •    Re: Boring score!!!  (4200 views)
                 Thomas W. - Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at 12:56 p.m.
              •    Ryan, get a life  (4328 views)
                   Ray Robinson - Monday, March 8, 2004, at 12:20 a.m.


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