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Comments about the soundtrack for Pearl Harbor (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: PH trailer music
• Posted by: Rob   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at 9:50 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: PH trailer music (Ciramor)

I remember most the music from the first of the theatrical trailers, because it suited the mood of what Pearl Harbor should have been. Pearl Harbor should have been about one of the darkest hours of american history, not some sappy, unconvincing love story. Or it should have had a better script, better actors (Ben Affleck should have been replaced above all), and a better director. Michael Bay screwed up, and bad. The first trailers used music from Hans Zimmer's The Thin Red Line, and it sounded magnificent. Dark, brooding, elegiacal and mysterious. What Zimmer did in Pearl Harbor was great, but it didn't really suit the film and the story. Some magnificent cues on this soundtrack, it really does work on it's own and it's a spectacular listen often times, but as a filmscore, it wasn't that successful.

But again, I doubt that even if Zimmer had time to deliver a fantastic and suitable score that it would have made the film work. Horrid, horrid film.

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       Derek Hammeke - Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at 11:43 p.m.
    •    Re: Pearl Harbor upsets Zimmer fan  (3755 views)
         Stephen - Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at 6:29 a.m.
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           Daren - Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at 2:39 p.m.
      •    PH trailer music  (4095 views)
           Mike - Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at 10:18 a.m.
        •    Re: PH trailer music  (3888 views)
             Don Smith - Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at 2:35 p.m.
          •    Re: PH trailer music  (3807 views)
               Ciramor - Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at 5:00 a.m.
            •      Re: PH trailer music  (3388 views)    We're Here
                 Rob - Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at 9:50 a.m.

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