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

Ryan
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Guillermo
Boring score!!!   Sunday, January 4, 2004 (4:56 a.m.) 

Hi:

Im very disapointed with the comments posted here. (and the calification, four stars? This is a joke?).

This work is VERY, VERY BORING, with only two main themes. The rest of the score is very repetitive, boring, without action (only one theme)...

I must say that Hans Zimmer is in declive with this, and others recent scores (Tears of the sun, is boring too but has and excellent main-end themes)...

Bless U

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Thomas W.
Re: Boring score!!!   Sunday, January 4, 2004 (10:35 a.m.) 

<< Im very disapointed with the comments posted here. (and the calification, four stars? This is a joke?).

My friend, why a joke? This is your own opinion. And we all, soundtrack listeners, are not obliged to agree with you. Weve our own oppinions and feelings about music, and Christian so.

~Guillermo

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Wes
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Re: Boring score!!!   Monday, January 5, 2004 (5:16 p.m.) 

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.



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Jonathan
Re: Boring score!!!   Saturday, January 10, 2004 (8:18 p.m.) 

> 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.


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Thomas W.
Re: Boring score!!!   Tuesday, January 13, 2004 (3:37 a.m.) 

boring? haha. I know action cue's are highly wanted (you prolly also like the Pirates of the carribean OST) but a 'non-boring' score (to use your words) isn't a synonym for loads of action and strong theme's. The score has one strong theme returning every now and then. IF you are a true score listener / knower you should be listening to the arrangements, the mood and last but not least, the way it completes the film (as others before me remarked)

If you are buying scores for them to get your attention and to rock your speakers, you should be really careful buying them. Loads of them aren't that way, nevertheless they can be totally awesome!

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Ray Robinson
Re: Boring score!!!   Tuesday, January 13, 2004 (12:56 p.m.) 

> boring? haha. I know action cue's are highly wanted (you prolly also like
> the Pirates of the carribean OST) but a 'non-boring' score (to use your
> words) isn't a synonym for loads of action and strong theme's. The score
> has one strong theme returning every now and then. IF you are a true score
> listener / knower you should be listening to the arrangements, the mood
> and last but not least, the way it completes the film (as others before me
> remarked)

> If you are buying scores for them to get your attention and to rock your
> speakers, you should be really careful buying them. Loads of them aren't
> that way, nevertheless they can be totally awesome!

you're absolutely right!!


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Thomas W.
Ryan, get a life   Monday, March 8, 2004 (12:20 a.m.) 

Ryan

If you had a brain you'll probably understand why it all isn't just action. but unfortunatly you do not. so why explain things to you?

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Thomas W.
Re: Boring score!!!   Thursday, January 15, 2004 (10:32 a.m.) 

> 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.


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