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

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Re: Gladiator or Samurai
• Posted by: Carlo   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, January 23, 2004, at 4:17 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Gladiator or Samurai (movie_Fan)

Exactly what I'd have said! Excellent!

-altough the action music in Gladiator is a
-the themes in Gladiator
> are much stronger and are played
-Samurai is a bit soft and slow at
> the beginning of the soundtrack,

> i wouldn't actually compare it with gladiator alone. in the story sense
> (where nathan algren actually befriends the samurai), this is abit like
> dances with wolves. in the action sense, this is abit like braveheart
> rather than gladiator and has bits and pieces of popular anime titles such
> as samurai x (or rurouni kenshin) and ninja scroll. in the music sense,
> this is the japanese alternative clone of the gladiator score in a sense
> that it uses zimmer's trademark electronics but this music is more
> listenable. it is true that if you listen to gladiator's action music
> alone (like only the soundtrack)it will sound more like heavy metal rock
> music but don't foget that music in films accompany the mood of the film
> so the mood obviouly in the war scenes are all about violence. so it is
> actually necesary to score it with "disturbing music". the last
> samurai meanwhile is not like gladiator but more about the character's
> inner confilcts and his own definition of honor. so the music here is less
> noisy and more listenable for all.
(whew! thats a lot of said words!)

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Gladiator or Samurai  (3192 views)
       Henk - Monday, December 15, 2003, at 12:35 a.m.
    •    Re: Gladiator or Samurai  (3345 views)
         movie_Fan - Friday, January 9, 2004, at 7:27 a.m.
      •      Re: Gladiator or Samurai  (3081 views)    We're Here
           Carlo - Friday, January 23, 2004, at 4:17 a.m.

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