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Comments about the soundtrack for Matchstick Men (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: One question, Christian
• Posted by: Levente Benedek   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at 9:42 a.m.
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• In Response to: One question, Christian (Nate U)

> Nice review. There is one part however where you seem to contradict
> yourself...

> "The score can get on your nerves, however. Unless you
> specifically seek the score for its specific atmosphere, its
> happy-go-lucky spirit and similarly themed songs could test your patience.
> There is only so much of that zippy, light-hearted comedy writing from the
> 50's that a person can tolerate before fearing that you'll get one of
> those false 50's-era smiles plastered permanently on your face."

> You seem to be complaining of a lack of variety in the score, that the
> "happy-go-lucky" light hearted spirit of the score gets
> tiresome. But then here later in the paragraph...

> "Only one Zimmer score cue is remarkably out of place; the
> techno-laced "Tuna Fish and Cigarettes" cue (a coming of age
> burst of reality) is an abrasive shot into the musical future and does not
> fit with the surrounding Rota-like score."

> Now you criticize a cue which in fact is NOT of the patience-testing happy
> 50s music, BECAUSE you say it doesn't fit with the rest of the score.
> Isn't that the variety you were looking for?

> Would you care to explain yourself? The rest of the review was fine, I'm
> just wondering.

> Thanks.

> N8

I agree with you totaly. But I don't think Clemensen would read this message, try to send to his e-mail adress. I'm also curious, about his answer.


Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • One question, Christian  (3343 views)
       Nate U - Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at 6:58 a.m.
    •    Re: One question, Christian  (3107 views)
         Christian Clemmensen - Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at 6:18 p.m.
    •      Re: One question, Christian  (3131 views)    We're Here
         Levente Benedek - Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at 9:42 a.m.

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