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Re: Williams Overrated?
• Posted by: Tomek   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at 3:25 a.m.
• IP Address: lipsk.weia.po.opole.pl
• In Response to: Re: Williams Overrated? (Levente Benedek)

> Finally that someone understand that Williams is not the only one. I have
> to say again that I also like a few Williams music. Like THE PATRIOT,
> JURASSIC PARK, all the STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES. I only hate when
> people saying that everyone in Hollywood try to copy Williams music and he
> is the king, the only one etc, etc. Williams can also miss. For example
> NIXON, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, SABRINA, JFK. Because he is a composer like
> the others and sometimes he can also make horrible music. Yes it is true.
> I don't know why did the Academy nominated the films above. NIXON is the
> worst music I have ever heard. And I wont stop this until a Williams fan
> will tell me that I'm a bit right. Williams is just a composer whit good
> and also bad musics. And I also hope that you guys will be in peace.

> Thank you.

You've got a bit right.I adore Williams' music to the films you've mentioned in a capital letters, I must say the most.They work grand in the theater and on a CD, but what would be a film such as Ryan, JFK or Nixon without his complicated, classical influence and dark mood. Those scores were nominated because the films were so American, patriotic, were also very good and the Academy always nominate score if the movie is nominated, or at least epic.So IMO the scores for Nixon and JFK are helpful in theater although hard to listen on CD. In last 5-7 years Williams' works are very complicated and - I think that this is a simple way of every great artist, who seeks some new ways in his art.And I have no doubt Williams is in his proffesion a true, grand artist. By the way I like very much the choir, he used in Nixon and for example in Rosewood- very adult and serious, the choir in Hymn of the Fallen is a brand diffrent topic to talk about(grandios).This a diffrent Williams- a bit older and experienced, even in SW:TPM he used some dark elements, altough the music was a pure fun. If I'm not in mistake he is a only one in bussiness( besides the classical composers, often working for film), who in that way put a claasical touch in his works.

Cheers




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  • Williams Overrated?  (8841 views)
       Michael Meadows - Tuesday, September 18, 2001, at 8:39 p.m.
    •    Re: Williams Overrated?  (9155 views)
         Leonel Pinheiro - Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at 9:20 a.m.
    •    Re: Williams Overrated?  (8591 views)
         Levente Benedek - Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 12:13 p.m.
      •      Re: Williams Overrated?  (8439 views)    We're Here
           Tomek - Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at 3:25 a.m.
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         Josh - Wednesday, September 19, 2001, at 8:02 p.m.


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