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Comments about the soundtrack for Man of Steel (Hans Zimmer/Various)
No ORCHESTRA?

Harry P
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Marvin Arnold
No ORCHESTRA?   Monday, June 17, 2013 (2:31 p.m.) 

What hurts me the most is the fact that no real orchestra was used. IMO Michael Giacchino should have composed for this film instead, it's perfectly up his alley. This score is effective in something well, not superman, and even better is expected from unknown composers with mere synth orchestral samples. The production of this score is bad, and the crossfades need to come to an end, they are not welcomed in film scores, never have and never will, so stop. Zimmer, you had your moments but your time has come, retire already so Clemensen can get a break and maybe get more good scores to listen to instead.


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Tom Resnick
Re: No ORCHESTRA?   Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (12:07 a.m.) 

> What hurts me the most is the fact that no real orchestra was used. IMO
> Michael Giacchino should have composed for this film instead, it's
> perfectly up his alley. This score is effective in something well, not
> superman, and even better is expected from unknown composers with mere
> synth orchestral samples. The production of this score is bad, and the
> crossfades need to come to an end, they are not welcomed in film scores,
> never have and never will, so stop. Zimmer, you had your moments but your
> time has come, retire already so Clemensen can get a break and maybe get
> more good scores to listen to instead.

ZIMMER used a drum orchestra... and soloists! Or perhaps your small mind/outlook... only thinks an orchestra is made up of brass, strings, woodwinds and percussion - It's people like you the Zimmer HATERS! - who should keep quiet as your insulting anyone who has clue regarding 'modern' literal film music... Not homages or pastiches!


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Sebastian
Re: No ORCHESTRA?   Friday, June 21, 2013 (10:10 a.m.) 

> ZIMMER used a drum orchestra... and soloists! Or perhaps your small
> mind/outlook... only thinks an orchestra is made up of brass, strings,
> woodwinds and percussion - It's people like you the Zimmer HATERS! - who
> should keep quiet as your insulting anyone who has clue regarding 'modern'
> literal film music... Not homages or pastiches!

Sorry, Zimmerite, but the man doesn't get to redefine what an orchestra is, just to inflate what amounts to a lot of live percussionists. The orchestra is, by definition, instrumentalists combining string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections. Zimmer is a sound designer at best, but not a composer. ...Certainly not the best composer of our time. That title undoubtedly belongs to the man who scored the original Superman.



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Marvin Arnold
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Edmund Meinerts
Re: No ORCHESTRA?   Thursday, May 1, 2014 (3:47 p.m.) 

> What hurts me the most is the fact that no real orchestra was used. IMO
> Michael Giacchino should have composed for this film instead, it's
> perfectly up his alley. This score is effective in something well, not
> superman, and even better is expected from unknown composers with mere
> synth orchestral samples. The production of this score is bad, and the
> crossfades need to come to an end, they are not welcomed in film scores,
> never have and never will, so stop. Zimmer, you had your moments but your
> time has come, retire already so Clemensen can get a break and maybe get
> more good scores to listen to instead.

What? A whole orchestra consisting of a large string orchestra with large brass and percussion sections and additional soloists was used. Just have a look at the 'making of' videos...

The only problem is the modern trend to record the sections separately for easier mixing...


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Edmund Meinerts
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Marvin Arnold
Re: No ORCHESTRA?   Saturday, May 3, 2014 (5:55 a.m.) 

> The only problem is the modern trend to record the sections separately for
> easier mixing...

I'd say the problem is more Zimmer's inexplicable habit of layering his own synth samples over the live orchestral performance, effectively negating any organic sound that performance may have had.

Thankfully, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn't fall victim to this obnoxious practice. For the most part.


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