Posted by: Sean Raduechel <Send E-Mail> Date: Sunday, December 9, 2001, at 2:38 p.m. IP Address: csradu469.uwsp.edu
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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, either he didn't take enough time with the music
I very strongly disagree with your comments. Although clearly this is not Zimmer's greatest work,(nor is Gladiator for that matter) it is far from a copy of Gladiator. I have heard a great deal of Han Zimmer's music, everything from Thin Red Line to Prince of Egypt, and I strongly feel this to be merely true to his usual style, something which every good composer has. As far as the trailers go, usually those aren't even the music for the movie. For example, the trailer for Planet of the Apes used Independence Day's theme and Castaway used Braveheart. It's quite obvious that the Pearl Harbor trailer music was not meant for the film since it sounds nothing like Zimmer.
p.s.- although good, there is no way Gladiator would have or should have won for best score. There were plenty others, like Patriot and Perfect Storm, which were equally good or better. From how your tone sounds, Gladiator will become like Gettysburg, were it is good but not worthy of the glory its fans give it.