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

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Re: Boring score!!!
• Posted by: zimm44   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, January 15, 2004, at 10:32 a.m.
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• 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.

I'm not sure what the comparison suggests but I, for instance, choose The Green Mile as much more exciting, unpredictable and moody score comparing to Williams's big orchestra that makes me dizzy at moments. It depends on the individual taste and because film scores covers probably every possible music style we have so many different opinions about the actual quality of the music. The best idea would be to discuss only the individual point of view and not generalize saying that the music is simply boring!! It is not - would be my personal opinion then.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Boring score!!!  (4853 views)
       Ryan - Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 4:56 a.m.
    •    Re: Boring score!!!  (4752 views)
         Guillermo - Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 10:35 a.m.
      •    Re: Boring score!!!  (4685 views)
           Thomas W. - Monday, January 5, 2004, at 5:16 p.m.
        •      Re: Boring score!!!  (4304 views)    We're Here
             zimm44 - Thursday, January 15, 2004, at 10:32 a.m.
        •    Re: Boring score!!!  (4342 views)
             Wes - Saturday, January 10, 2004, at 8:18 p.m.
          •    Re: Boring score!!!  (4247 views)
               Jonathan - Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at 3:37 a.m.
            •    Re: Boring score!!!  (4368 views)
                 Thomas W. - Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at 12:56 p.m.
              •    Ryan, get a life  (4496 views)
                   Ray Robinson - Monday, March 8, 2004, at 12:20 a.m.

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