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Comments about the soundtrack for Pearl Harbor (Hans Zimmer)

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What happened?
• Posted by: joe   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 5:50 p.m.
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It was disappointing to finally hear the music in the film when I saw it...
coming right off of Gladiator, which was a phenomenal achievement (should have won for best score) and after hearing the powerful original music in the trailers, I came in with high expectations. Unfortunately by the sound of the music it was painfully obvious what had happened- either he didn't take enough time with the music or he created a theme which, decent by itself, couldn't be made into anything of greatness. I think both may be true here. It's not his worst score, but I think he could have at least used a theme closer to that in the trailers, at least for dramatic action sequences. It was almost a shock to hear the music in the trailers totally transformed-- downgraded even-- into the music in the film. As for the love theme- it was severely lacking in emotion- it could only pull you in if you let it.

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  •   What happened?  (2358 views)    We're Here
       joe - Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 5:50 p.m.
    •    Re: What happened?  (2362 views)
         Sean Raduechel - Sunday, December 9, 2001, at 2:38 p.m.
    •    Re: What happened?  (2145 views)
         Don Smith - Friday, October 12, 2001, at 12:09 p.m.
      •    Re: What happened?  (2122 views)
           joe - Saturday, October 13, 2001, at 8:43 a.m.

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