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Comments about the soundtrack for Madagascar (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: Hans Zimmer has just become lazy
• Posted by: Chris Johnson   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at 3:31 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Hans Zimmer has just become lazy (F.R.E.A.K.)
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I just stumbled on this thread while on Google

I spent a number of years around the Media Ventures complex working on
various records for Mojo Music and on a few film projects with Jay Rifkin
and one with Hans. On a creative level, Hans is one of the most approachable
people I've worked with and he looks for, and accepts input from just about anyone.
I saw the cast of characters in Hans creative circle change over time, but it is almost
impossible to get fired or asked to leave. There is a hierarchy, but it exists more
in a creative way than in a "this is my job - not yours" way. Respect was handed out
very freely, as are opportunities if you "bring the heat" so to speak. Hans works
extremely hard logging superhuman hours and has a feel for emotionalizing picture
in a way that will be remembered as legendary. His willingness to allow people
to collaborate with him and to even be in that kind of environment. working at the highest
level of the motion picture industry, is a lesson for all of us. He has provided countless
opportunities for sooo many people and created platforms for some of today's most
well known composers to rise out of obscurity. Even though they are now living
seperate lives, his former partner Jay Rifkin embodied this philosophy completely
as well with the two of them and their Media Ventures family creating some of
Hollywood's most memorable scores.

> For Gregson-Williams or John Powell I don't think they will ever escape
> from the 'Media Ventures' mark, and I don't think they care about it, they
> are two relatively young genious composers with great future, and we must
> thank Hans for that.

> Freak

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