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Comments about the soundtrack for Pearl Harbor (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: Pearl Harbor upsets Zimmer fan
• Posted by: Stephen
• Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at 6:29 a.m.
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• In Response to: Pearl Harbor upsets Zimmer fan (Derek Hammeke)

Dude cut Hans a little slack here!

It is not always the composers fault that the score can sound a bit off...
Take John Williams Star Wars The Phantom Menace CDs. They were both terrible. But if you watch the movie, the movie its self didn't let enough room to compose such a great piece.

It is often when a composer is asked impossible tasks. To make a score that lasts only 11 seconds etc. In the end it may sound terrible, but then it may work in the movie. Should it effect the movie and the story telling? NO! If anything it should enrich both film and score.

My advice to you is to set aside your new CD and listen to something else to clear your mind. Once you have seen the movie go back and see if you feel differently about the score.

I know Hans and sometimes he tells me stories about people who want impossible things.

Have fun!

> When I went to the store right as it opened to pick up my copy I was very
> excited. Hoping for a Gladiator all over again. I pop it in and it's
> alright, and then still it's alright, and then never picks up. To me it's
> a let down to what I thought would be a great action and romance
> soundtrack. If I had not been hyped up about it, I might think it was
> better. I think I'll still listen to it, but now I'm concerned about how
> this will affect the movie and the emotion I'll feel when I see it. One
> last thing, if anyone knows where the music from the 3rd trailer is from
> I'm all ears. Not the Thin Red Line one, the trailer released later, it's
> just great music. I'd never heard it before and thought it would be the
> theme for Pearl Harbor, but I was unforunatly wrong:\

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Pearl Harbor upsets Zimmer fan  (4431 views)
       Derek Hammeke - Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at 11:43 p.m.
    •      Re: Pearl Harbor upsets Zimmer fan  (4010 views)    We're Here
         Stephen - Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at 6:29 a.m.

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