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Comments about the soundtrack for Red Dragon (Danny Elfman)

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Re: Hans Zimmer
• Posted by: Michael Björk   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, October 10, 2002, at 11:34 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Hans Zimmer (Jerry)

> 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.

Hi Jerry!

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?


Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Hans Zimmer  (3005 views)
       Michael Björk - Monday, September 30, 2002, at 1:07 p.m.
    •    I whole-heartedly disagree.  (3016 views)
         Jockolantern - Tuesday, October 1, 2002, at 4:56 p.m.
    •    Re: Hans Zimmer  (2804 views)
         Jerry - Tuesday, October 1, 2002, at 5:27 a.m.
      •      Re: Hans Zimmer  (2803 views)    We're Here
           Michael Björk - Thursday, October 10, 2002, at 11:34 p.m.
        •    Re: Hans Zimmer  (2682 views)
             Jerry - Monday, October 14, 2002, at 9:41 p.m.

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