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Comments about the soundtrack for Inception (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: Bad Review
• Posted by: Ad Hominem
• Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 3:17 a.m.
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• In Response to: Bad Review (Trevor)

> It seems really likes to slam two main composers... James
> Horner and Hans Zimmer. The critic is I feel doesn't like Zimmer that
> much, and so when he does the review, you already know his review.
> Here's the thing, Zimmer was on NPR's Talk of The Nation and talked about
> his score to Inception. He said he wanted more of an electronic score.
> In the end, I strongly disagree with the critic. This is Zimmers style; he
> will not change, so stop trying to hope otherwise. The score had emotion
> and fit well with the film. I like how Zimmer can create a simple theme
> and turn it into something grand. Zimmer did a great job, I just wish
> actually had a critic who doesn't dislike, or like Zimmer,
> but instead writes about the actual score and focuses on how effective it
> was with the actual film itself.

Completely agreed! The reviewer seems to expect something grand but the truth is there exist limitations of what each composer can give to a film and whether or not the editor, director, or production company agree with this music. Let alone the limitations of the music itself. Yes, hans Zimmer is repetitive; even within different strains of melody he has a very tool kit with which he expands each melody. Predictable stuff, but perhaps the director to this into account. Either way, I enjoyed the film and the music and think both do well together. The reviewer should relax.

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  • Bad Review  (1304 views)
       Trevor - Friday, July 30, 2010, at 9:01 a.m.
    •      Re: Bad Review  (1133 views)    We're Here
         Ad Hominem - Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 3:17 a.m.

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