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Comments about the soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man (James Horner)

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Re: Horner is yesterday. Zimmer is now.
• Posted by: Scorehound   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 6:35 a.m.
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• In Response to: Horner is yesterday. Zimmer is now. (Jamaal)

> Zimmer's Dark Knight Rises is infinitely superior to Horner's Amazing
> Spider-Man. Horner doesn't know what year it is. Zimmer does.

I am a little late to the party on this, but I almost choked to death when I read this statement. People knock James Horner for his overusage of themes in some of his films, but Zimmer and his band of synth pals have been doing it on almost every film for as long as I can remember. Zimmer's music for The Dark Knight Rises really isn't too different from The Dark Knight. It has its moments, but for crying out loud I'm getting tired of Zimmer constantly producing synth crap every single score. Get out and assemble a real orchestra and dump the synthesizer and make real music.

Horner has received a lot of flak over the years, but he remains one of the most respected composers, at least in my eyes. His resume is full of some of the most beautiful thematic music ever written for film, much of it under rated and overshadowed.

Zimmer does have some great scores, like The Prince of Egypt, Gladiator, The Power of One and Kung Fu Panda, but so many really good films have been ruined by his tired old bag of musical tricks (Pirates of the Caribbean for example).

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