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Comments about the soundtrack for Red Dragon (Danny Elfman)

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Re: Why references to Zimmer?
• Posted by: Blue Sky   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, October 13, 2002, at 4:23 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Why references to Zimmer? (Bobettechaude)

> You said it yourself, you haven't seen the movie. So, your comments are
> based on what?

My comments are based on knowing what the film is and the look of the film was the clips and trailers I have seen, as well as the many reviews of the film I have got from websites, articles, and friends. This film is NOT a film about the beauty of's a suspenseful criminal investigation / horror fantasy film.

Plus I *know* that Elfman always gets exactly the right atmosphere and tone to fit the films he scores, and many Elfmaniacs have cited "Dragon" as being possibly his best "music within the film" score.

Anyway, the point of my post wasn't to pretend that the music was brilliant for the film when I haven't even seen it myself, it was to merely point out that "Red Dragon" and "Hannibal" are completely seperate films in two different genres, so why all the "Hans Zimmer should have written the music for it!". If people are going to start saying things like that then when "Hannibal" came out you could have said, "Why did Hans Zimmer do the music to this?! Howard Shore should have done it!". That argument is just as ridiculous. "Should" is a stupid word. Howard Shore "should" have done "Hannibal" as much as Hans Zimmer "should" have done "Red Dragon". They're different films, in different styles, with different directors and different atmospheres needed.

That was the point of my post. Stop "should"-ing and appreciate the music as it fits in the film.

Which is what I'm going to do when I see it next weekend.

Blue Sky

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