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Zimmer Achieves Greatness

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Zimmer Achieves Greatness   Sunday, July 7, 2013 (10:25 a.m.) 

Here the thing about this new Superman film. First of all, there were delicate moments in the film (an example is when Clark, as a boy, is comforted by his mom at school). Second, there were many synchronization points to the film. Third, it worked well with the film. Zimmer's doomsday theme representing the hatred that Zod has, was perfect for the visuals of the film. I loved the drumming and thought it brought out the Superman Zack Snyder wanted to portray. Seriously though, can you see John William's theme in this film? I can't. Excellent job to Zimmer for going out of his comfort zone and for Zack, who trusted in this great composer. The music complemented the film well. Although I wish Zimmer could have used trumpets in at least some cases, that's fine that he did not. Zimmer loves his trombones, but that's his style.


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Re: Zimmer Achieves Greatness   Monday, July 8, 2013 (11:17 a.m.) 

> Seriously though, can you see John William's theme in this film? I can't.

Seriously though, can you see anyone (including this review) saying the theme should have been in this film? I can't.

> Excellent job to Zimmer for going out of his comfort zone

*spit take*


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Re: Zimmer Achieves Greatness   Friday, July 12, 2013 (2:22 p.m.) 

> Seriously though, can you see anyone (including this review) saying the
> theme should have been in this film? I can't.

Even though it could have been. If Zimmer was truly creative and trying to go out of his comfort zone, he could have fit the theme into his style.

IT WOULD HAVE WORKED.



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Re: Zimmer Achieves Greatness   Tuesday, October 8, 2013 (11:10 p.m.) 

> Even though it could have been. If Zimmer was truly creative and trying to
> go out of his comfort zone, he could have fit the theme into his style.

> IT WOULD HAVE WORKED.

No, I respectfully disagree. Zack Snyder's vision of Superman was bombastic and full of muscle, while William's score was built on the Americana, high trumpet playing, melodic-gifted feelings of joy and the spirit of a hero. Zimmer created something simple, as he's a minimalist composer. "Man of Steel," is a completely different feel than the original Superman films. Zimmer went into Snyder's vision, and in fact, Snyder offered Williams a chance to write the music, but Williams denied the opportunity because the two did not see Superman eye-to-eye. In terms of fitting William's theme into Zimmer's style, Zimmer would have been criticized even more. Again, look at the film and the director. Snyder did NOT want that theme. Zimmer gave Snyder what he wanted, and it fit well with the film.



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Re: Zimmer Achieves Greatness   Tuesday, October 29, 2013 (11:44 a.m.) 

> No, I respectfully disagree. Zack Snyder's vision of Superman was
> bombastic and full of muscle, while William's score was built on the
> Americana, high trumpet playing, melodic-gifted feelings of joy and the
> spirit of a hero. Zimmer created something simple, as he's a minimalist
> composer. "Man of Steel," is a completely different feel than
> the original Superman films. Zimmer went into Snyder's vision, and in
> fact, Snyder offered Williams a chance to write the music, but Williams
> denied the opportunity because the two did not see Superman eye-to-eye. In
> terms of fitting William's theme into Zimmer's style, Zimmer would have
> been criticized even more. Again, look at the film and the director.
> Snyder did NOT want that theme. Zimmer gave Snyder what he wanted, and it
> fit well with the film.

Where did you hear that, about Snyder offering Williams a shot at the gig? First I've heard of it.

Again. The reason people are complaining about this score is not because it doesn't use Williams' theme (Ethan's comment was largely speculative). The reason we're complaining about it is because it's bad on its own terms.


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Re: Zimmer Achieves Greatness   Saturday, August 31, 2013 (11:45 p.m.) 

> Excellent job to Zimmer for going
> out of his comfort zone

................Do you listen to this guy's scores?


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