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Re: Williams had been overrated again.
• Posted by: musician13yrs   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at 5:48 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Williams had been overrated again. (Gav)
• Now Playing: schindlers piano theme
Message Edited: Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at 7:31 a.m.

> I don't believe this!

> My friend and I were *just* discussing this a matter of hours ago. Let's
> be honest here - John Williams is overrated. Sure, his themes are
> brilliant - memorable pieces of music that stick with you forever.
> However, the rest of his music leaves a lot to be desired. Bland,
> orchestral tracks that all really sound the same.

> You compare his work to passionate composers like Hans Zimmer, Harry
> Gregson-Williams (MGS 2 is a brilliant soundtrack - and it's a game!),
> David Arnold and John Barry and you see the difference. Williams' problem
> is that he doesn't branch out - it's just seems like brass, brass, brass
> all the time. He needs to try something different and stop working with
> Spielberg all the time. BRANCH OUT! BE DIFFERENT! His music is just
> getting too monotonous.

> And its hilarious to see his fans in this very thread writing things along
> the lines of "Williams is great... look at all his great
> themes." Yeah, and great they are. And so... what about his other
> stuff?

> I've never been one for following the trend, never been one for acting
> like a sheep because everyone else is. I am very much my own person. I
> like a whole variety of film composers but Williams consistently fails to
> interest me with anything more than his themes.

> Williams is only liked because it's "cool" to like him. You
> mention to one of your casual movie-viewing friends that you have, for
> example, John Williams score to ATTACK OF THE CLONES and they'll probably
> be impressed. But you say you have the soundtrack to METAL GEAR SOLID 2,
> able to pick themselves up from the ground for aching with laughter.

> Something else which I found hilarous, and this is the honest truth God
> strike me down. I was looking for a CD before Christmas and saw a CD set -
> "John William's Greatest Hits". And I said to myself before
> picking it up, "If it's all just themes, I'll probably laugh right
> here cos that's all he's really good for". I picked up the case, and
> the back of the case simply read "Themes from:" and went on to
> list a whole load of themes he had written for movies! Hardly a greatest
> hits compilation!
well, your slow arn't you? jeez i wonder why all his music is themes? cause he's a frigen movie composer! e works with telivision and movie arts for a reason stupid, its his job, but as he's still most respect by thirteen year olds like me its pretty amazing work, and maybe pick up the cd yo-yo ma OR B.S.O cause theyre not movie themes , there actual sonatas and sin fonietta's so before you tell him to branch out, read the home work assignment and research, get your facts strait, and as for spielberg tell him to branch out not williams, its always him who requests williams not the other way around, and the reason spielberge picks him is for his originality, so wat your smokin i do not know!

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