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Comments about the soundtrack for The Legend of Zorro (James Horner)

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Re: overrated
• Posted by: huntress   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2005, at 4:31 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: overrated (Person21)

> Excuse me, but Elfman's score....have you ever heard an Elfman
> score?....same old glockenspiel..same old harpsichord and boys/women's
> choir....same old rythmns....everything...I happen to really have enjoyed
> Corpse Bride, but it is a carbon copy of Edward Scissorhands, Nightbreed,
> Batman, Nightmare Before Christmas, Frighteners, Instinct, Sleepy
> Hollow...the list goes on..
these scores are all extremely similar in
> structure and orchestrations, rythmns and chord progressions...
> in my book, has not come out with anything truly inventive or original
> since Black Beauty and Sommersby...Big Fish wasn't too bad either...but
> come on..."inventive" ???
He came up with his wonderful
> creepy style in the 80s and has not departed except for a few listed
> above....(and other smaller projects)
not to BASH Elfman, mind you..
but Horner, on this score, has delivered...something fresh, exciting,
> awe inspiring...
something even the Mask of Zorro didn't have...truly
> authentic flavours with a flow and energy, (not to mention complexity) not
> heard in Hollywood music today.
Same thems...totally different
> takes...and wonderful use of them...AWESOME!

To answer you question. I own 12 Elfman scores and I absolutly do not agree with you. It seems you haqve not yet listened to Sommerspy, Black Beauty or Big Fish. Horner...sometimes I don't know if i love his music or hate it. He is one of the laziest composers, who steals from himself over and over again. If you want to talk about carbon copies then listen to Backdraft, Apollo 13, Braveheart, Titanic and Deep Impact in one go and you will know what I mean. I can absolutly not agree with you.

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  • overrated  (3481 views)
       huntress - Saturday, November 19, 2005, at 9:49 a.m.
    •    Re: overrated  (3311 views)
         Person21 - Tuesday, November 22, 2005, at 10:17 p.m.
      •      Re: overrated  (3393 views)    We're Here
           huntress - Wednesday, November 23, 2005, at 4:31 a.m.
        •    Re: overrated  (3403 views)
             The President - Thursday, November 24, 2005, at 5:03 p.m.
        •    Re: overrated  (3390 views)
             Wookiee - Wednesday, November 23, 2005, at 9:41 a.m.

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