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Pearl Harbor worse than expected

Jens Dietrich
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Pearl Harbor worse than expected   Thursday, May 24, 2001 (5:33 p.m.) 

Blimey. Despite my remarkably low expectations I was very disappointed when listening to Zimmer’s 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 great… just decent (like his grossly overrated Gladiator). But he isn’t 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. That’s 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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Jens Dietrich
Re: Pearl Harbor worse than expected   Thursday, June 28, 2001 (2:14 a.m.) 

och, mensch, jens!
nun gönn hansi doch auch mal ein bißchen erfolg!! pearl harbor ist gar nicht so schlecht. das thema ist ganz offensichtlich von john barry geklaut, ebenso wie die harmonien (die zum teil wie gladiator klingen), aber nichtsdestotrotz ist es wirklich schön. die restliche musik ist... na ja... da muss ich dir in ansätzen recht geben.
für die mülltonne ist es aber zu schade. zum hören ist es nämllich ganz nett, auch wenn es nicht zum film passt. aber na ja.
gladiator ist übrigens nicht schlecht. ich hab ihn mir angehört. von den rhythmen könnte sich unser all-time-darling jerry ´ne scheibe abschneiden. die schlachtenmusik ist wirklich großartig und phänomenal und klingt gar nicht billig. DAS ist wirklich brilliante musik. das von lisa gerrard geschriebene und komponierte ist wirklich fantastisch.
insgesamt kann ich sagen, das niemand anderes als hans zimmer für gladiator hätte die musik schreiben können. ich habe ihn wirklich unterschätzt und ich schäme mich fast schon ein wenig.
bis denne...
ach, wie isses denn in "BIG USA"???

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Re: Pearl Harbor worse than expected   Tuesday, December 11, 2001 (1:57 p.m.) 

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 Zimmer’s 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 great… just decent (like his grossly overrated
> Gladiator). But he isn’t 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. That’s 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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Ilse
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Jens Dietrich
Re: Pearl Harbor worse than expected   Saturday, October 26, 2002 (1:04 p.m.) 

Pearl Harbor wasn't worsed than expected, is was the best and greatest movie ever in cinemas I disagree!

Kuzzz, Ilse from Holland


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