SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! WE EARN A
COMMISSION ON WHAT YOU BUY:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
eBay
Amazon.ca
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Mulan
    2. Tenet
   3. The One and Only Ivan
  4. Project Power
 5. An American Pickle
6. Greyhound


   CURRENT BEST-SELLING SCORES:
       1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
      2. Romeo and Juliet
     3. The Monkey King
    4. John Williams in Vienna
   5. Space Battleship Yamato
  6. Willow
 7. Ready Player One
8. Ghostbusters
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. How to Train Your Dragon
        2. Nightmare Before Christmas
       3. Gladiator
      4. Alice in Wonderland
     5. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
    6. Superman
   7. LOTR: Return of the King
  8. Titanic
 9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
10. Joker
Home Page
Menu Options ▼
Comments about the soundtrack for Gladiator (Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard)

Edit | Delete
Flame fodder for all you Zimmer fans
• Posted by: a mildly concerned fellow composer
• Date: Monday, May 28, 2001, at 12:08 a.m.
• IP Address: 137.28.214.151

I just got back from "Pearl Harbor" and felt like killing myself throughout the whole 3 hour movie, it was that bad. The movie AND the score. But that's another post.

About Gladiator...I was just reading some of the praise Zimmer received, and the insistence that he should've won an Oscar. For one thing, I don't think anyone should be able to win an Oscar who does the same damn thing EVERY SINGLE TIME he/she makes a movie (acting, directing, scoring, whatever). All of Zimmer's scores sound the same, and I would imagine that the Academy types who make these decisions notice these things.

Secondly...historical inaccuracy. Not as big a deal, maybe, but to anyone with musical training, REALLY annoying... for instance, there's a scene where we're being taken into the coliseum for the start of a match and the fanfare opens with a perfect fifth followed by a minor second (or 1-5-b6). Brass instruments couldn't play outside a single harmonic series even in the 1700's, much less in Roman times. The fanfare they were playing was simply not possible.

My two cents for the day. Cheers, all.




Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  •   Flame fodder for all you Zimmer fans  (2635 views)    We're Here
       a mildly concerned fellow composer - Monday, May 28, 2001, at 12:08 a.m.


Copyright © 1998-2021, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.