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Comments about the soundtrack for Finding Nemo (Thomas Newman)

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Re: Some advice
• Posted by: Adam P.   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, November 21, 2003, at 2:32 p.m.
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• In Response to: Some advice (Film Composer)

> Williams, Horner, Goldsmith, Zimmer and Newman(s) seem to
> be setting the standard for modern scoring...but I think serious looks at
> Herrmann, Steiner, Arnold, and Alfred Newman as well as some of
> Bernstein's early work would give you real insight. The music of the past
> simply had a different...feel to it (due to both recording and forms of
> orchestration) and seemed, in many ways, to be more effective than the
> music of today.

Maybe music back then was nice, but in my opinion, i believe that it all depends on the movie, which is why most composers fail today. You can't use the 'old style' for a movie like The Matrix!! Now way!! out of line!!! But you could fo a movie like Schindler's List! Notice the way John Williams Approached it. He threw in a touch of 'old American' and Hebrew renditions. That is talent.

The Composer that has inspired me, is Hans Zimmer. In fact i want to graduate with a Doctor's Degree in music composition, then head over to LA to Media Ventures, and prayerfully train under Zimmer himself!

Whoever wrote his opinion (the one that i'm responding to) knows what he/she is talking about! And another piece of advice to anyone wanting to score movies, Don't only buy the soundtrack, WATCH THE MOVIE TOO!! You can have the music, but if you don't see the movie, then you have no idea how the composer was inspired!!!

Peace Out, And Good Luck

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