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Comments about the soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Hans Zimmer/Various)

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Re: That review is poor.
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• Posted by: Ethan R. Smith
• Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 12:05 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: That review is poor. (JFC)

> Does a score have to be orchestrally
> complex? Yes. Especially if you have six plus other people working with
> you. As a four year composition student I can write more orchestrally
> complex, two hour pieces of crap than a dozen of the Zimmer clones. I
> think that anyone can just fart out a theme, slap it on the french horns
> and trombones, scratch out some repeating figures in the low strings and
> call it good.

Oh great, if you're so talented, why doesn't Hollywood hire you to score every film? I'm willing to reckon that Zimmer's Spider-Man theme is more memorable than ANYTHING you've ever written, and most likely more memorable than anything you will ever write.

What is it with you people and synthetic instruments? You come off as a crying baby. "AHHHH IT HAS SOUND EFFECTS AND SYNTH IN IT. IT MUST BE TRASH AND NOT MUSIC BECAUSE A COMPUTER IS PLAYING IT AND NOT AN ORCHESTRA."

Synthetic instrumental effects in a period-piece about world war II, or a movie about feudal Japan. Unfortunately, your argument is completely laughable. This is a movie that takes place in today's world- "it isn't Tron." Well, I don't know if you noticed or not, but THE VILLAIN IS MADE OF [bleep!]ING ELECRICITY. HE FLIES AROUND AND ZAPS PEOPLE. HE INHABITS ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AND MAKES THEM SCREECH AND BUZZ. If that doesn't merit synth instruments, I don't have a single clue what does.

I feel sorry for people like you. Have fun never getting a job. And that's not only because your "useless" music degree. It's mostly because of your crap attitude about film music in general. You must be SOOOOO smart. If you are such a genius, why do people keep hiring "idiots" like Zimmer and not you?

Please don't come back to these forums ever again. Go hang out at FSM, I'm sure they won't mind.

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