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Re: Williams is burned out!
• Posted by: Ken Applegate   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, July 1, 2004, at 8:56 a.m.
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• In Response to: Williams is burned out! (Anonymous)

I hope to Christ that, for your sake, you are joking. If not, I will play your game. I love debating complete morons. Let's start with the fact that you remain nameless. This just tells me that you're a chicken-s#$%. 'Nuff said. Second. Your favorite composer. The real thing that is unique in Hollywood about Zimmer is that he doesn't know how to read music and his music is boring (I suppose James Horner is a close second on your list, right?.) He composes choral style melodies that a child could put out an do better with. Also, "European Sensiblity" ?? Are you trying to bury yourself?? I know quite a few European composers who would whip you with their walking sticks if you compared them to Zimmer. Zimmer composes the same old crapola time and time again. Example: Pirates (If you know Zimmer's writing, you will concede that there is no way he didn't at least compose the action theme in that film) is a direct blow from The Rock and also has a slightly more distant relationship with Tears of the Sun (although I think Tears is a pretty good score). Not to mention that HanS (this is for "Freak") is stuck up, in love with himself, and an unmasking thief of other peoples work (What I mean is, unlike Williams, the average listener can listen to Zimmer and know that he is not writing his own work [think him stealing an Olympic theme for Gladiator, I'll edit the title in later since I don't have the album with me] Williams actually makes an effort to put his own spin on the things that he takes).

So, what am I saying here?? Hans is unnoriginal, and emotionless. If you took the time to actually listen to Williams with an open mind, you would find more emotion, sensibility , and uniqueness than you'll ever need (Even European sensibility since in episode one, his march of the droid army is in the style of Gordon Jacob, and a lot of the original Star Wars episodes have Holst in the forefront). But you aren't going to do that because your mind is already made up. If you decide to take me up on this little challenge, why don't you try looking somewhere other than than just the "Marches" that he writes for the movies?

> I have nothing more to add here. He should retire. His music is so boring
> and I can't stand it. My favourite film composer is Hans Zimmer. He is
> uniqe in Hollywood because he has European sensibility. Zimmer's
> compositions are full of emotions. What about Willims? His music is noisy
> and his fans are stupid, together with Clemmensen of course.

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