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Comments about the soundtrack for The Dark Knight Rises (Hans Zimmer/Various)

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Re: The Last Straw
• Posted by: Bob   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 11:41 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: The Last Straw (Jack)

> While a lovely and flowery polemic, you have done none of the objective
> analysis a review is supposed to convey at all beyond describing your
> feelings purely on a base level. If you're going to tell me the theme
> represents duality (beyond the almost grade school level idea of two notes
> = two sides = duality) then you're going to have to prove it.

> What I read was essentially a mostly boring rant complied of previous (
> did I mention boring?) arguments which are essentially a complied like an
> apologia, to explain why you like Hans Zimmer and you are the one who
> understands him only, and that kind of logic comes off like a heart sick
> teenage girl defending Justin Bieber's music with steel and cutlass from
> enemy word slingers, because the music is not "high art" but
> "effective." These are both un-provable since 1. you most likely
> haven't seen the film yet thereby it is not yet possibly to prove its
> effectiveness and 2. you need to define what high art is.

> It helps any reviewer to have a working knowledge of music plus an
> awareness of Hans Zimmer's track record, as Christian has probably
> listened to every score he composed thereby begin able to pick out what
> ideas originate from where, and being able to analyze the music, which he
> does. Plus, critics are an opinion, I still am dumbfounded as how people
> lack so much self confidence and get butt-hurt when someone else doesn't
> like a score that you hold dear.

First of all, if you are comparing Justin Bieber to Hans Zimmer, you have to seriously rethink some things. Second, this isn't about respecting other people's opinions. I'm sure we all do repect each other here. The problem is this score is pretentious, as if you need a higher knowledge of music to know what is good and what is bad. And I also want to address the first thing you wrote about how the music needs to represent duality. NO IT DOES NOT. That's the story's job, not the music. I'm tired of you old school pretentious jerks who think a score needs to tell you how to feel. The fact it, that it does not. And if you think I'm wrong, well I'm glad you are old people that won't be around for much longer. A score needs to give the film gravitas, it needs to transcend the imagery in screen but it does not, and SHOULD NOT, tell the viewer what to think. A great story will do that itself. And no, I'm not a fanboy of Zimmer, I admire what he does but is far from my favorite composer. You butt hurt old guys need to move on. And James Horner's score for Spider-Man SUCKED.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • The Last Straw  (4928 views)
       Miles - Monday, July 16, 2012, at 11:13 p.m.
    •    Re: The Last Straw  (4527 views)
         Jack - Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 6:05 p.m.
      •      Re: The Last Straw  (3648 views)    We're Here
           Bob - Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 11:41 a.m.
    •    Re: The Last Straw  (4435 views)
         Solaris - Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 3:30 a.m.
    •    Re: The Last Straw  (4455 views)
         B. Ross - Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 2:46 a.m.

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