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When Did Zimmer Give Up?

Marc Lewis
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When Did Zimmer Give Up?   Saturday, August 5, 2006 (11:36 p.m.) 

Does anyone remember Rain Man, A League of Their Own or even The Lion King? What happened to that promising composer that would find a new angle for underscore that pleasantly challenged our ears? That same composer who deserved to win the Academy Award in 2000 is long gone, and what's left? An unoriginal regurgitator that has wasted everyone's time since 2002.

I'm really sick of him rewriting the same things over and over again and overusing synthesizers, repetetive melodic ideas and just boring writing styles in his "blockbuster" scores. He seems to have abandoned any concept of fitting the film, did anyone see Kingdom of Heaven? (yuck)

He had so much potential and promise, and was really on the rise, but as of late, he's been content to rehash and reuse instead of create and communicate to the audience. He quit writing for Hollywood a long time ago and started writing for himself.

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Sean Platzer
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Re: When Did Zimmer Give Up?   Sunday, August 6, 2006 (3:51 a.m.) 

> He quit writing for Hollywood a long time ago
> and started writing for himself.

It´s exactly the contrary, my friend.


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Lawrence
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Re: When Did Zimmer Give Up?   Sunday, August 6, 2006 (5:34 a.m.) 

As Sean says, he has in fact turned towards Hollywood, making things not from the heart, but just to sell. Hollywood, it rapes the movies of today that could be so much more, and with that they let rape the music. Money before everything, shame be it.
Things have changed since the past.

But, I must say, I liked the piece about the Kraken and Davy Jones very much.

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Re: When Did Zimmer Give Up?   Sunday, August 6, 2006 (5:48 a.m.) 

> As Sean says, he has in fact turned towards Hollywood, making things not
> from the heart, but just to sell. Hollywood, it rapes the movies of today
> that could be so much more, and with that they let rape the music. Money
> before everything, shame be it.
Things have changed since the past.

> But, I must say, I liked the piece about the Kraken and Davy Jones very
> much.

I think all the score makes a enjoyable (although not profound) listening experience. "You look good, Jack" is perhaps the only exception.


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Re: When Did Zimmer Give Up?   Saturday, August 12, 2006 (1:29 a.m.) 

> But, I must say, I liked the piece about the Kraken and Davy Jones very
> much.

Agreed. They brought greater depth and thematic development to the POTC franchise after the hackjob that was the original. Still not a great score, but a fun one at least.

I agree the Zimmer of late is not the Zimmer of The Lion King, Gladiator, and The Thin Red Line. He's on autopilot. He needs to work with a director like Terrence Malick or Ridley Scott again who will get him to challenge and stretch his abilities.



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Re: When Did Zimmer Give Up?   Thursday, September 14, 2006 (2:39 a.m.) 
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> I agree the Zimmer of late is not the Zimmer of The Lion King, Gladiator,
> and The Thin Red Line. He's on autopilot. He needs to work with a director
> like Terrence Malick or Ridley Scott again who will get him to challenge
> and stretch his abilities.

Did Ron Howard succeed in stretching Zimmer's abilities with The Da Vinci Code?



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Re: When Did Zimmer Give Up?   Thursday, September 14, 2006 (8:24 a.m.) 

> Did Ron Howard succeed in stretching Zimmer's abilities with The Da Vinci
> Code?

No, "The Da Vinci Code" is pretty, but it's basically just a rehash of "Hannibal"



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Since when did Zimmer Kingdom of Heaven?   Monday, August 7, 2006 (8:15 a.m.) 

> Does anyone remember Rain Man, A League of Their Own or even The Lion
> King? What happened to that promising composer that would find a new angle
> for underscore that pleasantly challenged our ears? That same composer who
> deserved to win the Academy Award in 2000 is long gone, and what's left?
> An unoriginal regurgitator that has wasted everyone's time since 2002.

> I'm really sick of him rewriting the same things over and over again and
> overusing synthesizers, repetetive melodic ideas and just boring writing
> styles in his "blockbuster" scores. He seems to have abandoned
> any concept of fitting the film, did anyone see Kingdom of Heaven? (yuck)

> He had so much potential and promise, and was really on the rise, but as
> of late, he's been content to rehash and reuse instead of create and
> communicate to the audience. He quit writing for Hollywood a long time ago
> and started writing for himself.

Excuse me for correcting you, but Kingdom Of Heaven is by Harry Gregson- Williams.
But otherwise, you're right.

But I also think Zimmer is compromising in favour of Hollywood.

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Lawrence
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Re: When Did Zimmer Give Up?   Tuesday, August 8, 2006 (3:33 a.m.) 

> Does anyone remember Rain Man, A League of Their Own or even The Lion
> King? What happened to that promising composer that would find a new angle
> for underscore that pleasantly challenged our ears? That same composer who
> deserved to win the Academy Award in 2000 is long gone, and what's left?
> An unoriginal regurgitator that has wasted everyone's time since 2002.

> I'm really sick of him rewriting the same things over and over again and
> overusing synthesizers, repetetive melodic ideas and just boring writing
> styles in his "blockbuster" scores. He seems to have abandoned
> any concept of fitting the film, did anyone see Kingdom of Heaven? (yuck)

> He had so much potential and promise, and was really on the rise, but as
> of late, he's been content to rehash and reuse instead of create and
> communicate to the audience. He quit writing for Hollywood a long time ago
> and started writing for himself.

Also, about your recreating, listen to 'Hello Beastie', that's a sheer copy or compilation of the songs of King Arthur. Luckily I like that cd a lot, so no much harm done.
But off course, Hans has been in the business for a long time, and the ideas can't just keep coming. He'b better pass on the scepter (although, not before the new Batman has been scored ).

And also, why does he include such remixes on his cd's? They are crap. Eric Serra has been using that for much longer, but with him it's acceptable, because his soundtrack are in general like that (eg Fifth Element and Léon).

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Re: When Did Zimmer Give Up?   Sunday, September 24, 2006 (10:10 a.m.) 

Despite my agreeing that Zimmer's been lazy for a while, I thought his score for Matchstick Men was kinda fun and didn't sound at all like the stuff we usually label him with.

It reminded me more of his fun character-based scores for As Good As It Gets.



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