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Re: Indeed.
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• Posted by: Pawel Stroinski   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at 9:01 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Indeed. (Roman Dlouhý)

> Answering a question for themselves would do I foretell; a question
> whether they have heard (it) enough (times) to give this or that score a
> valuable click. If this "poll" is to have any sense or the
> potential to be a bit meaningful at least, which is something Christian
> might have thought it could serve, then let's make it fair. Speaking for
> myself, there's nothing to going to another reviewed score on this site
> and click like an unhinged whoever to vote down the score of my unpopular
> composer. But for what...?

It's not a case of questions to be asked...

As you know (I wrote you an answer you didn't respond to) I am a Zimmer fan. I'm not biased against Williams, I actually listen to every score I like, no matter if it's Williams, Zimmer or Horner. I DO respect Williams.

But I have problem with his scores, mostly because they are pompous. I have a different problem with Schindler's List, of course, but it is an advantage. Some Zimmer fans may give the score 1 star, after listening to soundclips. They think the score's meaningless (it's not, IMHO). You Williams fans simply would give 1 star to EVERY single Zimmer score. Why? You think they're simplistic.

Of course, Zimmer can't write as complex orchestral works (technically speaking, of course) as Williams, but that's my argument against Williams. His works are often so complex, I can't find any melody in it. On the other hand, Zimmer and others do give satisfying and strong themes, while maintaining the the harmony between technique and melody.

The same is for emotions. I think most of recent Williams scores are emotionally void. I can't find any emotions, simple or not, there. There may be a bias against Williams, but other composers' fans expect the same that was before from your favorite.

This is why we can give Williams one star the first day after release. Take a listen into some Zimmer scores. Maybe you'll find something interesting, especially in synths. They are as complex as Williams' orchestra .



Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
       Roman Dlouhý - Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at 7:15 a.m.
    •    Indeed.  (2873 views)
         Maximus the Spaniard - Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at 11:34 a.m.
      •    Re: Indeed.  (2843 views)
           Roman Dlouhý - Thursday, June 20, 2002, at 5:47 a.m.
        •      Re: Indeed.  (2914 views)    We're Here
             Pawel Stroinski - Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at 9:01 a.m.

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