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Comments about the soundtrack for Man of Steel (Hans Zimmer/Various)

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Re: Zimmer Achieves Greatness
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• Posted by: Edmund Meinerts   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 11:44 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Zimmer Achieves Greatness (Trevor)

> 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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