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

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Re: Who is this reviewer?
• Posted by: Hyun21K   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 8:32 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Who is this reviewer? (Jiden)

> Exactly! Why eat hamburger when you can have steak?

Oh, you seem to have misunderstood me also.
My comment was that it is unreasonable to expect film composers to compose intellectually satisfying music.
Before you attack me for bashing all film composers at once, I'll give you an example of music that is intellectually satisfying (or nerve-wracking)
dodecaphony, in which all notes of the chromatic scale has to be used equally, the twelve-tone row, its inversion, retrograde, and retrograde inversion.
Compared to this, all tonal music (yes, dodecaphony is atonal) is easy to listen, which is not to say all film composers are not as smart.
In fact, both John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith have composed dodecaphonic atonal concert works, but I like their film scores better! Why?
Because their film scores show character and an individual mind, and, are frankly more entertaining, which brings me back to my first arguement: I don't listen film scores for intellectual stimuluation because they aren't intellectually stimulating. A film score is supposed to heighten the emotions of the audience. Therefore, film scores are supposed to be emotionally satisfying.

All those claims by Zimmer pale in comparison by the claims of John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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