Posted by: whez08 Date: Monday, July 29, 2013, at 11:46 a.m. IP Address: c-24-147-192-16.hsd1.ma.comcast.net
In Response to:
Re: the Finale(Jacque)
> I'm a little wary of all the praise for "Finale". The references
> to Zimmer's themes are clever but ultimately Rossini is the one
> responsible for the enjoyability of the track. He wrote all that great
> overture material. I'm confused why Clemmensen chose to give the score
> another star based on the track alone, it's just a placement of a famous
> classical piece that used to be the theme song for Lone Ranger. You don't
> have to work very hard when a dead composer has done most of the work for
I agree with Edmund Meinerts here. There are minutes of pure Zanelli's thematic work that fits the original Overture like they are one whole. Giving a composer a famous melody with the task of developing its extension is more challenging than writing from scratch, because he'd have to keep up with the level of talent in someone else's universe (style). Zanelli walks in William Tell shoes without making a wrong step and I only wish Rossini could hear it.
PS. Can you people list more examples of classics remade by modern film composers? Like this, and Hannibal by Zimmer...