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Re: Avatar Score has a progression ending in a trill of horns that sounds
• Posted by: Ken   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 7:09 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Avatar Score has a progression ending in a... (cousins1701)

Dood, you really need to calm yourself. Getting all hot and bothered over what people say about a composer that you like isn't going to help you at all. I used to do it all the time and I found that all it did was waste my time with grief that didn't need to happen.

All right. Now that that's out of the way, I have to say this: Hans Zimmer has a good theme or two to his credit. If nothing else, Driving Miss Daisy gives him that. Michael Giacchino also has many great themes to his credit (let's not forget that he composed music for video games for many years before his film debut with The Incredibles [which also had a really good theme] and a lot of his great themes were composed for that medium.) I'll definitely admit that Zimmer and Giacchino seem to be in a bit of a rut. But Zimmer has been releasing some nice tracks lately and Giacchino's hasn't lasted too long and he could just pull out of it at any time. I think the only thing that Giacchino needs is to get his orchestrators to start treating his music the way they treated it in The Incredibles and in his video game works like Call of Duty. That way he could write his unrelenting repetition and the music would still be interesting.

Anyway, that's just my thought on that little part of the issue. Again, don't let what people say on this site get to you. You have better things to do with your time than get cheesed off about what somebody on the other end of a computer thinks of James Horner's work.

> Look, man,
> If you don't like James Horner, just say it and be done with it. Don't
> just keep going on, and on, and on! It is really annoying and doesn't do
> you or anyone else any good. Lets see you compose a score for a two-and a
> half hour movie! Then write another, and another. James Horner is a great
> man. He uses themes and sequences that just blow me away! This re-using
> prosses just links each of his scores together. That is one thing
> composers like Micheal Giachino and Hans Zimmer lack, a good theme. YOU
> need to understand that he is trying his best. Would it kill you to SHUT
> UP! If I see another James Horner score that you rat about over and over I
> will SCREAM! If you really hate James Horner that much then DON'T BUY

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