iTunes (U.S.)
eBay (U.S.)
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
     1. Avengers: Endgame
    2. Shazam!
   3. Dumbo
  4. Captain Marvel
 5. HTTYD: The Hidden World
6. The Lego Movie 2
         1. Batman
        2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
       3. Apollo 13
      4. Edward Scissorhands
     5. How to Train Your Dragon
    6. Jurassic World: Kingdom
   7. First Man
  8. Solo: A Star Wars Story
 9. Justice League
10. Ready Player One
Home Page
Menu Options ▼
Comments about the soundtrack for The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)

Edit | Delete
I'm a composer
Profile Image
• Posted by: Christopher   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, May 20, 2006, at 2:54 p.m.
• IP Address:
• In Response to: This Soundtrack Leads to Satanism, Occultism, ... (John Cannon, Senior Pastor of Outreach Operations)

Hm. Pastor, well done, you've covered quite a bit. Except you never actually explain WHY unbalanced music is demonic. You never explain WHAT is balance. Come to think of it... you really don't actually explain yourself at all. You said music must be a balance between melody, harmony, and text. Well, early church music (supposedly given by God to Pope Gregory I) was monophonic. There was NO harmony. Only melody and text. Clearly this is unbalanced, no?

Most film music is not based on rock and roll, but is based on classical music which has a long history dating all the way back to the foundation of the Catholic Church. Until the late 1700s, no music was written in Western Europe EXCEPT for the express purpose of glorifying God. Even secular music - music with secular text - was written in such a way that it would prove allegorical to church doctrine.

Music does affect the way one feels, yes. But not in the flesh, I daresay. It affects the emotions. Emotions come from the soul, do they not?

And just a practical word - no film composer who goes to the classical music concert circuit does for material gain. The concert circuit pays very little. It's FAR more lucrative to stay in the film music business.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>

Copyright © 1998-2019, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.