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Re: King Zimmer
• Posted by: Neptune   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, July 26, 2004, at 12:01 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: King Zimmer (Danny2004)

> You're absolutely right about it! It has been too many times the Academy
> robbed Hans of what he deserves (Gladiator, Crimson Tide, The Last
> Samurai). There are many people who are not yet convinced of the greatness
> of using electronic instruments and synthesizers, even though those
> instruments can create greater music that an orchestra could make. That's
> how and why Hans Zimmer and Jerry Goldsmith (Godspeed and rest in peace,
> Maestro!) were not rewarded very often. Jerry Goldsmith did lots of great
> scores as long as I can remember, but only won 1 Oscar in 16 nominations,
> and he was the first to introduce synthesizers and other electronic
> instruments in movie scoring. I also hope Hans will get his reward very
> soon and so as the Academy people understand that movie scoring has
> changed into something better for the XXI th Century.

I totally agree with you, my friend. Electronic instruments can create greater music than orchestra. I have read one interview with Maestro in which he said exactly the same. I don't see the point of criticising Zimmer's scores because they contain electronic sounds. The most important thing are emotions. I don't buy all Zimmer's compositions because they are classical or synthesized. I buy them because I can appreciate beautiful tunes filled with emotions and feelings. Hans Zimmer is always underrated at this site because his compositions are not only classical. It's not fair. You are right that Jerry Goldsmith was the first to introduce synthesizers but you have to admit that Hans Zimmer is the only composer who integrates classical and electronic music with such an incredible beauty. The best example is Crimson Tide which is one of the best scores ever composed.

Best wishes,


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  • King Zimmer  (3775 views)
       Neptune - Sunday, July 25, 2004, at 11:09 a.m.
    •    Re: King Zimmer  (3593 views)
         Danny2004 - Sunday, July 25, 2004, at 11:06 p.m.
      •      Re: King Zimmer  (3479 views)    We're Here
           Neptune - Monday, July 26, 2004, at 12:01 p.m.
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         ruzzov - Sunday, July 25, 2004, at 12:20 p.m.

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