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Comments about the soundtrack for Gladiator (Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard)

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Re: ever heard of the planets
• Posted by: Ryan S.   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 2:06 p.m.
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• In Response to: ever heard of the planets (Alex)

> Mr. Zimmer,
Now don't get me wrong, cause I love your
> work....Gladiator was just flat out amazing but...come on you had almost a
> direct quote from the planets by Gustacv Holst in there...I mean it fit
> and it sounded great on something a little more original....when
> I am writing scores you will see what i mean...but I also understand the
> fact that you are under a time limit and have to get things finished quick
> and all that is well and great but at least have some more of your own
> stuff...Maybe because it sounds like the planets is why i like it so
> much...remember my name might see me sometime in the future....I
> will give you an idea on what to do though about the whole music
> thing....write one original work for a film and the pull tny little peices
> from those works to incorparate in each film score...sorta like your
> signature...My name as it will apear on my music will be J.
> Alexnader....look for it...(it will be a while though I am only 16),
> Thanks for your time...,

> J. Alexander

J. Alexander,

Not to be rude or demeaning, but don't you think it's a bit arrogant to say that you will be a composer? By composer I mean that you will be good enough to have a decent amount of fame, and will be pulling in enough money by your compositions to live off of. Also, the world of being a proffesional artist is a dangerous one, not very many people who take that road are going to succeed in life. A last thing, inspirations and imaginations often dry up as people mature, so don't stock in you're ability to write musical pieces... But then again, I've likely not told you anything you've thought of yourself, or heard from others before.

But at any rate I'd like to hear/see an example of your music. I just want if you really are any good in my opinion. I don't have any ideas of how you could share your music, but you might.

Also, I'd like to add that I'm only 14.

~Ryan S.

P.S. check out the Media ventures website link I posted here if you really want to get a response from Mr. Zimmer. It's got an ask Zimmer feature there you might want to look into. It's also his official website, I believe.

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