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Comments about the soundtrack for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Zimmer/Balfe)

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Re: No new themes? Give me a break!
• Posted by: Scott B.
• Date: Monday, December 19, 2011, at 5:53 a.m.
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• In Response to: No new themes? Give me a break! (Bondo)

> "Thematically, A Game of Shadows completely lacks major development
> of new motifs"

> Is this a joke? Did you even listen to the soundtrack or see the film?
> There are no fewer than THREE new themes/motifs present in this sequel
> score.

Hence the word "major." The reviewer went on to mention a few new motifs. They just were not that well articulated in the score. All of Zimmer's really obvious thematic quotes in the score are from the first film.

> One star because it reminded you of past Zimmer scores? The same complaint
> wasn't leveled against John William's TIN TIN or Silvestri's CAPTAIN
> AMERICA, scores which drew heavily upon past scores. I hope that you're
> aware how much of a cliche anti-Zimmer-Filmtracks-reviews have become...


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