SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Transformers: Last Knight
    2. Cars 3
   3. The Mummy
  4. Wonder Woman
 5. POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales
6. Alien: Covenant


   CURRENT BEST-SELLING SCORES:
       1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
      2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
     3. Willow
    4. The Ghost and the Darkness
   5. An American Tail
  6. The Wind and the Lion
 7. Doctor Strange
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
        2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
       3. Titanic
      4. Avatar
     5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
    6. Gladiator
   7. Star Wars: A New Hope
  8. Animal Farm
 9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
Home Page
Menu Options ▼
Comments about the soundtrack for The Last Samurai (Hans Zimmer)

Edit | Delete
Re: Gladiator or Samurai
• Posted by: Carlo   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, January 23, 2004, at 4:17 a.m.
• IP Address: 203.76.197.143
• 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  (3125 views)
       Henk - Monday, December 15, 2003, at 12:35 a.m.
    •    Re: Gladiator or Samurai  (3286 views)
         movie_Fan - Friday, January 9, 2004, at 7:27 a.m.
      •      Re: Gladiator or Samurai  (2990 views)    We're Here
           Carlo - Friday, January 23, 2004, at 4:17 a.m.


Copyright © 1998-2017, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.