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Comments about the soundtrack for Inception (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: Too bad...
• Posted by: Blake Perdue   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 4:10 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Too bad... (SmokeyPSD)
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> Quite honestly your reply just comes off as a snob, seriously. so it was
> obvious to you that it was a feature of the soundtrack... So? He enjoyed
> the mechanism of the slowed tune, obvious or not, what difference does it
> make. You may have found that the score didn't suit the mood and tone of
> the scenes in the film, that's all fine and dandy but come on? Is your
> opinion really gospel or really matter that much? There are a great many
> other people, who would differ with you, are you saying they don't
> "understand" film music, or even film as much as you? I'm sorry
> if it sounds like I'm attacking you, I guess I'm aiming this more at just
> the community at large at filmtracks, because some people need a real wake
> up call.

> I've been around filmtracks for quite awhile now and I'm by no means a
> Hans Zimmer follower, but it's really starting to get my goat this elitist
> bull that is starting to be prevalent on filmtracks now on here that it's
> cool to hate on him and others. I actually found the score for Inception
> fantastic and quite honestly, I haven't cared for many scores of late, I
> was looking forward to Predators with Debney even though I wanted
> Silvestri to do it still but even that was pretty mediocre. The point is
> that film writing is in a pretty big slump right now and what good is it
> achieving this antisocial atmosphere on this website to boot?

> Inception provided an interesting soundscape to it all and quite a few
> moments i was intrigued by it while I was watching the film, that's more
> than can be said for so many films for the past 3 years. In the end though
> that's neither here nor there, whatever happened to giving respect to one
> another and eachothers differing opinions on the 1 interest we share, film
> scores.

Sorry my post right out the gate was pretty dickish. Anyway, I'm just trying to defend my side of the fence with justifications. I don't think my words are gospel or anything. OP's post felt like it's trying to jab at the editor's intellect and I wanna defend the editor a little. There seems to be a big war raging on these boards and not enough justification on either sides. Actually, the "I think Inception is a great score" side is doing most of the justifying, just to deaf ears. Just wanna defend Team B. While I think the traits used in my post are ingredients for a good film score, does that mean I think everyone should take those traits to heart? Absolutely not! I use them though because it's just what I've found to work for me.

I encourage anybody to love a film score as much as they can. That being said, I also think people should be okay with the fact that people won't like that film score as much as them.

Anyway, I'm just as new to filmtracks as the new inception folks, so I'm not part of any hivemind. Yet... >.>

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Too bad...  (2451 views)
       Bram Brouwers - Saturday, July 31, 2010, at 2:01 a.m.
    •    Re: Too bad...  (2362 views)
         Blake Perdue - Sunday, August 1, 2010, at 10:17 p.m.
      •    Re: Too bad...  (2237 views)
           SmokeyPSD - Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 11:41 a.m.
        •    Re: Too bad...  (2265 views)
             GK - Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 6:38 p.m.
        •      Re: Too bad...  (2201 views)    We're Here
             Blake Perdue - Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 4:10 p.m.
          •    Re: Too bad...  (2249 views)
               SmokeyPSD - Thursday, August 5, 2010, at 1:40 a.m.

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