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Comments about the soundtrack for Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer/Various)

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Re: Filmtracks shows no respect for innovation
• Posted by: Jimmy Mac   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Thursday, December 28, 2017, at 4:23 a.m.
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• In Response to: Filmtracks shows no respect for innovation (Harold Vaughan)

> Dunkirk immerses you in the horror of an event. It doesn't want you to
> have some upbeat heroic emotional connection. The reviewer completely
> misses that point. Maybe he is too busy looking at pictures of penises in
> his forums.

I did like aspects of the Dunkirk score - some scenes worked very well... but I think you missed the reviewers point yourself. I don't really see this is an "innovative" score. It's the same treatment Zimmer has applied to most of his scores in recent years. It was his usual ambient droning/pulsing score that is currently very fashionable but there is little innovation in applying that to a WW2 setting imho. You don't have to make the score heroic either - the reviewer stated himself how someone like Goldenthal was doing far superior stuff that served a similar purpose 20 years ago.

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