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Comments about the soundtrack for Crimson Tide (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: You cannot measure the quality...
• Posted by: Blake
• Date: Monday, April 29, 2002, at 9:58 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: That's your opinion, buddy. (Kyri)

> You cannot measure the quality of a score by its popularity. Lets take for
> example Goldenthal's score to "Alien 3." It is a masterpiece of
> Contemporary music but quite unfortunately not as popular. People who know
> about this score often regard it as mere noise. Big mistake.
Oh, and
> about me stating my opinions...well let's just say that i care about what
> people listen to and more generally about the future of film music.
"Just because you don't think its special, doesn't make it not
> special to someone ELSE." I think you may have misunderstood my
> intentions. I am talking about film music as a form of ART. And whereas
> the particular score might fit the movie very well, there are other
> composers out there who write their music at a different, more mature
> level.

I didn't say you could measure the quality by popularity, all I said was that the popularity has to mean SOMETHING. But I understand where you're coming from. You're one of those "serious" music people. Modern orchestral music with complicated screaching chords. Not particluarly pleasant to the ears, but if you listen to it enough, you can see the order in all the chaos. Personally, I like some of those too, but after a while, they get tiring, more new screaches with no melody, and I consider melody a necessary part in music. Keep listening to Crimson Tide, and It'll eventually sink in. I've always considered music as a way enjoyment, as all the ARTS are. No one could write this soundrack except Hans Zimmer, and it's very enjoyable. This soundtrack Is art. And if mature music is a bunch of dissonant chords with no melody, just new ways of banging a bow on a violin or cello, I'd rather be a two year old sucking my thumb for the rest of my life.

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