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Re: What's your point?
• Posted by: Sam   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at 8:26 p.m.
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• In Response to: What's your point? (G.K.)

> I don't quite get your point. What are you trying to say? My whole life
> doesn't depend on Hans Zimmer discussions.

> Why is it that everytime someone points out the cruel simplicity Zimmer
> inflicts upon his listeners, that person gets labelled as extremely
> biased?

> Nobody get called that for disliking Elfman or Debney or Goldenthal (is
> that man still working by the way?)

> You're calling that MM discussion "nice conversation"? I'm
> simply tired from being accused of having a "close, biased mind"
> for valueing the art of composition and orchestration, and that constantly
> by people who attack one personally for no reason and utter even the most
> horrible trash under the (for them) almighty protection of "it's my
> opinion". Apparently it's their opinion, and it would be considered
> sacrilege to attempt a serious discussion that could eventually lead to
> some inconvenient attacks at that opinion.

> And a Hans Zimmer discussion is a serious discussion about where film
> music will eventually steer in the next few years, and whether the
> traditional, fine and admittedly difficult art of writing and
> orchestrating still gets the respect and proper treatment it deserves in
> mainstream movie making.

> To those folks, pointing out that Hans Zimmer's influence, with his brass
> overkill, his sound effects that pass as score, his monorhythmic style,
> his general oversimplyfying of the orchestral apparatus, has done more
> harm to that art than good is almost a sin.
> Because it might eventually even affect a fan's personal preferences
> (careful, irony!)

> Heaven forbid these places are ever being used for something else but an
> exchange of white fluffy marshmallows!

If you didn't want people to think you have a "close, biased mind", then you shouldn't have earlier characterized the people who enjoy Zimmer's style of music as sub-human "schimpanzees".

PS: Goldenthal recently composed a grand opera, titled "Grendel," which was staged by Julie Taymor and recieved mixed reviews. It has yet to see a CD or DVD release.

Then you should not have

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