Posted by: Jerry Date: Monday, October 14, 2002, at 9:41 p.m. IP Address: d5qsfh11.student.dordt.edu
In Response to:
Re: Hans Zimmer(Michael Björk)
I don't know if you have or not but if you watch the interview with Elfman on the enhanced part, he was really trying to aim at the qualities that Howard Shore had on his score to Silence of the Lambs, yet at the same time wanted to stay distant enough that it didn't wind up sounding the same. Elfman has indeed gone through quite a bit of change over the years, like you I have been a real avid fan of his score for Edward Scissorhands and such. The one quality that I really enjoy about him now is that a lot of his sound has modernized, yet at the same time still has that vague touch of the strings and the clarinets. Another thing that I like about Elfman is his quality to give a dark and eerie touch to music, while not sounding quite classical his music has a sort of feeling that makes it easy to read or whatever. Zimmer on the other hand, his qualities range into all aspects which make him one of my favorite composers out there. Just being able to bring every sort of instrument to fit is excellent. Both composers are great along with the many others that are out there as well, I just have never really found myself dissapointed with a score yet.