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Comments about the soundtrack for Munich (John Williams)

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Re: Good score, but overrated!
• Posted by: Atreides   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, April 1, 2006, at 9:50 a.m.
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• In Response to: Good score, but overrated! (Zed)

> Hey guys and girls, well this score is an enjoyable listen but not a four
> star. At least williams can write interesting sub themes and have so much
> feeling in his music, but I think Williams was trying a zimmer style of
> vocal and soft tribal rythms here . But thats cool with me haha. If you
> havent noticed in the past Williams has wripped off a few other scores
> like Crouching tiger, which he tried to emmulate for the score for Episode
> 2. But these cases are of a credit to Williams for aknowledging the fact
> to further your abilities you have to be inspired and interested in other
> styles of composing a film. He is a master of film scoring and can't wait
> to hear his 2006 scores. P.S. an underrated score by Williams is Hook. I
> think it's one of his best scores he's ever written to this date. Go back
> to it and give a full couple of listens...I'm sure you will agree. Seeya

Why on earth would a composer of Williams' calibre and experience have to stoop down to the level of Hans Zimmer to come up with ethnic vocals and "tribal rhythms" as you so call them? Not to sound offensive, but Zimmer's style is so much more infantile and simplistic than what is on display here.

Just as a side note, Williams here is utilizing the same Jewish and Arabian influences that he used in Schnidler's List. Zimmer's style doesn't have quite the same flavor as Munich to be considered at all an influence. Zimmer uses more an imitation of Middle Eastern-style vocals and instrumentation; in other words, they only sound Middle Eastern to Western ears.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Good score, but overrated!  (2373 views)
       Zed - Monday, February 6, 2006, at 9:06 p.m.
    •      Re: Good score, but overrated!  (2150 views)    We're Here
         Atreides - Saturday, April 1, 2006, at 9:50 a.m.

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