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Best score of the summer

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Best score of the summer   Tuesday, September 5, 2000 (5:47 a.m.) 

The Patriot is the best score of the summer, and probably of the year. I could listern to it any time--day, night, midnight, when I'm sleeping, or when I'm just in the mood for a recent score from Williams. This is such a much more classic score than Zimmer's Gladiator, or Mission Impossible 2. If you don't think so, then you're very stupid!!! This score is 100% perfect in the film. And if you don't think so, go see the movie. If you think that Zimmer's Gladiator or M:I2 works well in those films, then you've got very bad taste. Listen to a GOOD SCORE for a change.

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Re: Best score of the summer   Tuesday, October 3, 2000 (1:19 a.m.) 

I coincide fully with you, Congratulations!!!!!!

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Re: Best score of the summer   Friday, October 6, 2000 (5:06 a.m.) 

> I coincide fully with you, Congratulations!!!!!!

> Gabriel Mores
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Thanks a lot. I'm glad I found somebody who is on my side for a change.
Thanks again.
-Alex Brown tnealbrown@msn.com

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Re: Best score of the summer   Saturday, October 7, 2000 (11:40 p.m.) 

GabrielMores@Iname.com Thanks a lot. I'm glad I found somebody who is on
> my side for a change.
Thanks again.
-Alex Brown
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Re: Best score of the summer   Saturday, October 21, 2000 (8:26 p.m.) 

I have to agree fully with Alex, except for the part about "Gladiator" being stupid. I thought that was a nice score, and enjoy listening to it. However, no score has so swept me off my feet and moved me recently like "The Patriot". I have listened to it tons, and will listen to it tons more! It is such an excellent score, and a bona-fide contender for Best Movie Score in the next Acadamy Awards. Just when I had strayed from Williams, and gotten hooked on James Horner scores, this comes along and totally renews my interest in Williams. It has prompted me to buy a number of other Williams scores recently. I am glad as well that there are others who see this score as being a class almost untouchable. Long live "The Patriot" !

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Re: Best score of the summer   Monday, November 5, 2001 (10:07 p.m.) 

> I have to agree fully with Alex, except for the part about
> "Gladiator" being stupid. I thought that was a nice score, and
> enjoy listening to it. However, no score has so swept me off my feet and
> moved me recently like "The Patriot". I have listened to it
> tons, and will listen to it tons more! It is such an excellent score, and
> a bona-fide contender for Best Movie Score in the next Acadamy Awards.
> Just when I had strayed from Williams, and gotten hooked on James Horner
> scores, this comes along and totally renews my interest in Williams. It
> has prompted me to buy a number of other Williams scores recently. I am
> glad as well that there are others who see this score as being a class
> almost untouchable. Long live "The Patriot" !

Hey guys... nice discussion here. I would like to add my 5 cents worth. first of all, i believe that john williams and hans zimmer employ different styles when they compose their scores. look at hans zimmer's portfolio... gladiator, thin red line, crimson tide, the rock, and so on. then look at john williams' , star wars, saving private ryan, the patriot, jurassic park... well, i think that hans zimmer is the kind of composer who likes to make use of loud instruments, making music that stands out in these kind of movies, basically action movies. Where else, John Williams makes music for movies that normally explore the human heart, sort of like, more use of strings instruments, compared to the loud brass instruments.

if you ask me, i think that both composers are good in their own fields. alex, i have to disagree with you when you say that gladiator was stupid. it was a great score, fittingly right for the movie. you couldn't possibly put in a slow, relaxing score for a movie like that. as for zimmer, i don't think i would like to see him compose songs for movies like titanic or jurassic park/

cheers!

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I agree with you too, Alex   Thursday, October 11, 2001 (5:29 a.m.) 

Here's another one who agrees with you, Alex. This Hans Zimmer is one of the most overrated composers in Hollywood. I wouldn't say people who like his music are stupid, but musically seen they're simple minded. Williams' music is far more complex (counterpoint!), his themes are absolutely better constructed and how he makes use of it throughout his scores is far better considered than Zimmer does. Zimmer's music is just some everlasting, unsubtle synthesizer imitation (and besides always the same), wich sounds good superficially but is really stutifying at last. I have much more respect for some underrated symphonic composers like Alan Silvestri or Don Davis.


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Disregard this fool   Saturday, October 21, 2000 (9:12 p.m.) 

> This is such a much more classic score than Zimmer's Gladiator, or
> Mission Impossible 2. If you don't think so, then you're very stupid!!!

Sales figures would disagree with you.

Let it be known that this "Alex" person, under various names, has been on a crusade to bash everything Zimmer does (at this site, at least), so people should be advised of that fact before taking his juvenile comments seriously.

S.T. Flood

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Re: Best score of the summer... Not!   Thursday, November 30, 2000 (3:51 p.m.) 

This is not a bad score, but the music sounds like John Williams didn't care about the movie. It showed in his music. I give this score 3 stars no more no less.

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