> If you really look at it though, I do not see how Elfman is trying to
> fight against Zimmer's originality. I will agree in saying that Hannibal
> was a good listen, but at the same time, Zimmer has his qualities as much
> as what Elfman does. Elfman in so many cases if you look at it has brought
> us more eerie and dark music. I haven't heard the full score yet but every
> time I listen to some of them I am reminded of the music he did for
> Dolores Claiborne which was his best score in the sense of being dark. I
> think that we all need to give it one more chance. I am not saying that
> you are wrong but what I am saying is that maybe listen to it a few more
> times, you have to understand though that composers cannot afford to be
> "copycats" of each other. They need their own ideas as well.
Yeah, you are right tough. All composers should have their own sound.
And maybe i should listen the Red Dragon score one more time. But i still think Zimmer should have scored the movie. I guess they are both good. Hey, i liked the score for "Edward Scissorhands" so Elfman is not that bad anyway. But his
style/sound has change quite a lot after that score & over the years. What do you think?