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Comments about the soundtrack for Red Dragon (Danny Elfman)

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Re: Elfman ànd Zimmer are the best composers at the moment...
• Posted by: byro
• Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at 11:30 a.m.
• IP Address: inktomi3-cdf.server.ntl.com
• In Response to: Re: Elfman ànd Zimmer are the best composers a... (Klendathu)

> I think you cant say that these 2 are the best composers this time. i
> think hans zimmer has a completely other style than in this chase
> elfman.You CANNOT campare them.
So you cant say what ve been
> better.Elfman would also be able to show you the artistic side of hannibal
> and so far.
Image John Williams had orchestrated this picture.I think
> this sountrack would also be a very great one.His diversity in his
> underscoring is just amazing , for example in Minority Report he showed us
> that he´s able to write more than amazing action hymnes and the other
> thematical stuff we know from him.

I think you missed the point in that last reply. He wasn't comparing Zimmer and Elfman, but rather just saying that they both are the best composers at the moment. Their differences probably even support that arguement.

However, i think you are right about john williams, and although my personal favourite is hans zimmer, i think critically john williams is actually a better composer, because his melodies have a much more universal emotional appeal and many more of his works have become remembered than Zimmer's (I know he's been in the business longer than Zimmer, but still i think his style remains true to that statement).

Also, don't forget Ennio Morricone - Zimmer's inspiration! He is magnificent, and is still churning out great modern music as well as his golden older stuff.



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