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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?
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• Posted by: Thomas Allen
• Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 8:03 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Who is this reviewer? (Hyun21K)

> Yes, I know very well!
> I know the analogy isn't very well balanced; I was just trying to make an
> arguement against Mr. Clemmensen's continous plea for long melodies.

> Mr. Zimmer may be mass producing scores at the moment, but he is also a
> composer with his own style, and to assume that you know what to tell him
> to do is to give yourself a lot of credit (aimed at Mr. Clemmensen's
> review).

Clemmensen's beef with Zimmer is that Zimmer (nowadays) is all talk and no game. It's not "revolutionary" or "different" music because we've heard before not only in the previous films, but also in several other blockbusters Zimmer scores. The man's "one-score-fits-all" technique is getting old and losing what little appeal it had. If Zimmer had only used this sound for the Batman scores and refrained from spreading this simplistic droning style to other films, we might not care so much. But as has been stated many times before, he's gotten the idea he's a celebrity and that he doesn't really have to try to be original anymore. I'm not happy that this is what it's come to, but it is what it is.

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