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Comments about the soundtrack for Pearl Harbor (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: Pearl Harbor worse than expected
• Posted by: Sallish   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at 1:57 p.m.
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• In Response to: Pearl Harbor worse than expected (Jens Dietrich)

How dare you. It takes a load of talent to compose 3 hours of music. Especially for a major film. I personally thought the music was awe-inspiring and brilliant. It's the kind that i love. Just becuase it doesn't suit your specific taste, you shouldn't go telling him his music belongs in "the bloody toilet"... And I really don't appreciate the comment at the end... "The trashcan is propably a MUCH better place for Pearl Harbor than a toilet." I hope that you weren't speaking in reference to the actual event itself, or the movie. THREE THOUSAND LIVES were lost at Pearl Harbor. Families torn apart, both husbands, wives, children, parents, and relatives were killed. Heroism is a major part of that event, as well as tragedy. I don't care what nationality you are - never EVER make fun of death.

(original comment...)
> Blimey. Despite my remarkably low expectations I was very disappointed
> when listening to Zimmerís newest creation today. For a film of such epic
> proportions I would have expected Zimmer to produce at least a decent
> score. Not spectacular, not greatÖ just decent (like his grossly overrated
> Gladiator). But he isnít even able to achieve that. This film called for
> grand orchestral splendor, not this small ensemble and synthesizer crap.
> The orchestration is weak, the theme is overused, and the score has
> absolutely no dramatic or emotional impact whatsoever. Pearl Harbor
> obviously suffers from an overdose of tedious schmaltz. I for once agree
> with Christian that this score could have been written for any
> contemporary comedy or drama. Pathetic, really. And why would Zimmer waste
> so much time to come up with such a lackluster theme? It sounds like
> something he developed humming on the toilet. Thatís where this bloody
> score belongs: The bloody toilet. But that of course would clog up a
> perfectly good sewage system. The trashcan is propably a MUCH better place
> for Pearl Harbor than a toilet.

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