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Re: Best score of the summer
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• Posted by: Daniel   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, November 5, 2001, at 10:07 p.m.
• IP Address: lava-ext.nus.edu.sg
• In Response to: Re: Best score of the summer (David Landers)

> 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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